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Alphabetical Listing of Composers of Cello Concertos
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Aa, Michel van der (b.1970) is a Dutch composer who wrote a concerto for cello, string ensemble and film called Up Close in 2010. This has been recorded on DVD by Sol Gabetta for Disquiet Media.
Aagaard-Nilsen, Torstein (b.1964) is a Norwegian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1996.
Aarne, Els (1917-1995) was an Estonian composer who wrote three cello concertos in 1974, 1980 and 1987, none of which have yet been recorded.
Aavik, Juhan (1884-1982) was an Estonian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1949.
Abbiate, Louis (1866-1933) was a French cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1895 that was recorded on LP by Eliane Magnan for Ecce Musica. This can be heard on YouTube.
Abbinanti, Frank (b.1949) is an American composer who has written two cello concertos: one called estratega a contrapecho del hombre, and a rhapsodic concerto War and Peace which was premiered in 1999.
Abdoun, Seifeddin is an American-based composer who wrote a cello concerto in Maquam Hijaz D subtitled Andalusia in 2017.
Abe, Kōmei (1911-2006) was a Japanese composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1937.
Abel, Carl Friedrich (1723-1787) was a German composer and viola da gamba player who composed two cello concertos. The concerto in C has been recorded by Klaus-Dieter Brandt for Ars and can be heard on YouTube. His concerto in B flat dating from around 1759 has been recorded by Thomas Blees for FSM Adagio and Gulrim ChoÏ for Audax. Both concertos have been recorded by Bruno Delepelaire for Hänssler.
Abendroth, Walter (1896-1973) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1960.
Abraham, Paul (1892-1960) was a Hungarian composer, mainly of operettas, who wrote a cello concerto in 1915 but the work is probably lost.
Absil, Jean (1893-1974) was a Belgian composer who wrote a cello concerto designated No.1 in 1949. French Wikipedia is the only evidence source we can find for this work. He also wrote Berceuse for cello and small orchestra in 1932, and a concertino for cello and orchestra in 1940.
Actor, Lee (b.1952) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2017.
Adair, James (1909-1999) was an American violinist, conductor and composer who wrote two cello concertos. The first is in A minor Op.40 and the second is for cello and chamber orchestra Op.67. He also wrote an Introduction and Allegro for cello and orchestra.
Adam, Claus (1917-1983) was an American cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1973 which was recorded on LP by Stephen Kates for First Edition. This can be heard on YouTube: Part I, Part II and Part III.
Adam, Stanislav (1889-1974) was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1954.
Adame, Rafael (1906-1963) was a Mexican composer, guitarist and cellist who wrote a cello concerto designated as No.2. No information about another cello concerto appears to be available, although he also wrote a concertino for cello and orchestra in 1929.
Adámek, Ondrej (b.1979) is a Czech composer who wrote a concerto for cello and ensemble called Illusorische Teile des Mechanismus which was premiered by Jean-Guihen Queyras in January 2022.
Adamo, Mark (b.1962) is an American composer who wrote Last Year, a concerto for solo cello with harp, piano, string orchestra and percussion in 2019. The work was premiered by Jeffrey Zeigler in November 2021 and a subsequent performance by Richard Belcher can be heard on YouTube.
Adams, Byron (b.1955) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2001. The second movement can be heard on SoundCloud played by Roger Lebow.
Adderley, Mark (b.1960) is an English-Norwegian composer who wrote a cello concerto called A Far Cry in 2018 that was premiered by Tanja Orning in 2022.
Adigozalov, Vasif (1935-2006) was an Azerbaijani composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1990 that has been recorded by Emil Simon for Raks Müzik.
Adjemian, Vartan (b.1956) is an Armenian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1993 that can be heard on YouTube. The cellist is uncredited.
Adler, Samuel (b. 1928) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1995 that has been recorded by Maximilian Hornung for Linn.
Adolphe, Julia (b.1988) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto called Chrysalis in 2020.
Agadzhikov, Aman-Durdi (1937-2014) was a Turkmenistani composer who wrote a concerto-poem for cello and orchestra in 1969.
Ager, Klaus (b.1946) is an Austrian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1984.
Agerfeldt Olesen, Thomas (b.1969) is a Danish composer who composed a cello concerto in 2014 that has been recorded by Johannes Moser for Dacapo.
Agobet, Jean-Louis (b.1968) is a French composer who completed a cello concerto in 2009. The first part of this work called Feuermann dates from 2003 and was recorded the following year by Xavier Phillips for Timpani.
Agopov, Vladimir (b.1953) is a Finnish composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Tres viae in 1987 that has been recorded by Arto Noras for Finlandia.
Águila, Miguel del (b.1957) is a Uruguayan-born American composer who wrote Concerto en Tango for cello and orchestra in 2014 for Roman Mekinulov which he can be heard playing on YouTube.
Aho, Kalevi (b.1949) is a Finnish composer who has written two cello concertos and a double cello concerto. The first dates from 1984 and the second from 2013. The first has been recorded by Gary Hoffman for BIS.
Aimon, Léopold (1779-1866) was a French cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto.
Ajdinović, Jacek Wiktor (b.1985) is a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2006. He also wrote Tones of a Certain Colour for cello and chamber orchestra in 2000, and a work for two cellos and orchestra.
Akbarov, Ikram (1921-2011) was an Uzbek composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1990.
Ĺkerwall, Martin (b.1965) is a Danish composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1985.
Akimenko, Theodore (Fyodor) (1876-1945) was a Russian-Ukrainian composer and pianist who completed a cello concerto in 1930. The world premiere was given by Victor Julien-Laferričre in October 2022.
Akutagawa, Yasushi (1925-1989) was a Japanese composer who wrote a concerto ostinato for cello and orchestra in 1969 that has been recorded by Ko Iwasaki for EMI.
Alamá-Gil, José (b.1952) is a Spanish clarinettist and composer who wrote a cello concerto called Al-Baid in 2004.
Alarcón, Luis Serrano (b.1972) is a Spanish composer who wrote a concerto for cello with winds, percussion and piano in 2020 which can be heard on YouTube performed by Andy Reynish. He also wrote Tramonto: Romanza for cello and wind ensemble in 2007 based on an original work for cello and piano. This has been recorded by Eric Edberg for Mark Records.
Alary, Georges (1850-1928) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto which was published in 1913.
Albert, Eugen d’ (1864-1932) was a Scottish-born pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1899 that has been recorded by Alban Gerhardt for Hyperion, David Pia for Farao, Antonio Meneses for Pan and Adolf Steiner for Querstand.
Albert, Stephen (1941-1992) was an American composer who completed his four movement cello concerto in 1990, two years before his tragic death in a car accident. Commissioned for Yo-Yo Ma, the recording he made for Sony won a Grammy award in 1995. According to Ma, the composition was a kind of catharsis incorporating struggles in his life. The work is dedicated to the memory of his father.
Alburger, Mark (b.1957) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Roasted in 2004.
Alessio, Nicolas (1919-1985) was an Argentine composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1953.
Alfagüell, Mario (b.1948) is a Costa Rican composer who wrote Concerto sobre un canto bribri for cello and orchestra in 2009. He also wrote a double concerto for cello, piano and small orchestra in 2004.
Ali-Zadeh, Franghiz (b.1947) is an Azerbaijani composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Mersiye which was published in 2002.
Allayarov, Redzhep (b.1936) is a Turkmenistani composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1985 that was recorded on LP by Sergei Mnozhin for Melodiya.
Allende-Sarón, Pedro Humberto (1885-1959) was a Chilean composer who wrote a Concerto sinfónico for cello and orchestra in 1915.
Alnar, Ferid (1906-1978) was a Turkish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1943 that has been recorded by Gülgűn Akagün Sarısözen for Yesa.
Aloiz, Ladislav (1860-1917/8) was a Czech cellist and composer who wrote two cello concertos.
Álvarez, Javier (b.1956) is a Mexican composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra with piano and synthesizer in 1995. He also wrote Guitarras que se bifurcan for cello and orchestra in 2002.
Amaya, Efraín (b.1959) is a Venezuelan-born American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra called Un camino in 2013. This can be heard on YouTube played by Kim Cook.
Ambrosius, Hermann (1897-1983) was a German composer who wrote cello concertos in 1928 and 1938, one of which is in D minor. His Concerto per violoncello e Orchestra a plettro from 1980 has been recorded on LP by István Alexander Gaal for Pallas and can be heard on YouTube played by Sebastiano Severi via this link.
Amellér, André (1912-1990) was a French conductor and composer who completed an orchestral cello concerto in 1946 and produced a chamber orchestra version of it in 1963. Jacques Neilz gave the premiere and it may be him who can be heard on YouTube but this is not made clear in the page linked above (through which the three movements may be accessed individually).
Amram, David (b.1930) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto called Honor Song for Sitting Bull in 1992 that has been recorded by Nathaniel Rosen for Newport Classic.
Amy, Gilbert (b.1936) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in seven linked sections in 2000. It has been recorded by Jean-Guihen Queyras for Editions Hortus.
Ancelin, Pierre (1934-2001) was a French composer who wrote two cello concertos: No.1 Concert IV in 1960 and No. 2 in 1967.
Andersen, Helen Somerville (1892-1968) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto. Box 24, Folder 21 within the above link cites a cello concerto in C and contains the cello part for the third movement only. This is contained within an archive relating to her composer husband Arthur Olaf Andersen (1880-1958) and has been filed within a subsection entitled "Works of Helen Somerville Andersen and others". The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries kindly provided us with a copy which confirms that she composed it.
Anderson, Julian (b.1967) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto called Litanies in 2019. Part of the work can be heard on YouTube played by Alban Gerhardt who gave the premiere in February 2020.
Andrejevas, Julius (1942-2016) was a Lithuanian composer and pianist who wrote a concerto for cello and strings called Lauda Concerto in 1984.
Andres, Daniel (b.1937) is a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2009.
Andres, Timo (b.1985) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra called Upstate Obscura in 2017. This can be heard played by Inbal Segev via the above link.
Andricu, Mihail (1894-1974) was a Romanian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1961. He also wrote Poem for cello and orchestra in 1944.
Andrikopoulos, Dimitris (b.1971) is a Greek-Dutch composer who wrote a concerto for cello and ensemble in 2006.
Anfossi, Pasquale (1727-1797) was an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in G.
Angulo, Eduardo (b.1954) is a Mexican composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2002 although it is not included in the catalogue on his website.
Anisimova, Tanya (b.1966) is a Russian cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto called Seasons in 2008. She also wrote a "concerto" for cello and string quartet in 2005, and Adonai for cello and string orchestra in 2006. She has recorded the latter for Celle-Stial Records and it can be heard on YouTube.
Antoniotto, Giorgio (c.1692-c.1776) was an Italian cellist and composer who wrote three cello concertos, two in A major and one in G minor.
Antoniou, Theodore (1935-2018) was a Greek composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto that was premiered in 2009 by Yannis Tsitselikis who can be heard playing it on SoundCloud. He also wrote Jeux for cello and string orchestra in 1963.
Antonyuk, Valeriy (b.1979) is a Ukrainian composer and musician who wrote a cello concerto which was published in 2018.
Antunes, Jorge de Freitas (b.1942) is a Brazilian composer who wrote Concerto para um Męs de Sol for amplified cello and orchestra in 1974. This can be heard on YouTube played by Antonio Guerra Vicente.
ApIvor, Denis (1916-2004) was a British composer who had a parallel career as a consultant anaesthetist. He composed a cello concerto in 1977 that was premiered by Raphael Wallfisch.
Aquilanti, Giancarlo (b.1959) is an Italian composer based in the USA who wrote a cello concerto in 1997.
Arbel, Chaya (1921-2007) was a German-born Israeli composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 1998.
Arias, Em(m)anuel (b.1935) is a Mexican composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1989.
Arienzo, Nicola d’ (1842-1915) was an Italian composer from Naples who wrote a Piccolo concerto for cello and orchestra in 1881.
Arnold, Johann Gottfried (1773-1806) was a German cellist and composer who wrote five cello concertos that can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Arnold, Malcolm (1921-2006) was an English composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Shakespearean for Julian Lloyd Webber which was premiered in 1989. The last and least well known of his concertos, it had to wait until 2011 for a recording by Raphael Wallfisch for Naxos, in an edition prepared by David Ellis and first performed in 2003. Further background is here.
Arteaga, Edward (b.1950) is an American-born Canadian composer who wrote a cello concerto designated as No.1 in 2019.
Arzoumanov, Valery (b.1944) is a Russian composer based in France who wrote a concerto for cello with 15 cellos and percussion in 1993.
Ásgeirsson, Jón (b.1928) is an Icelandic composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1983. The premiere can be heard on YouTube played by Gunnar Kvaran.
Asheim, Nils Henrik (b.1960) is a Norwegian composer and organist who wrote concerto for cello and string orchestra called Cello Stories in 2009.
Asia, Daniel (b.1953) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1997 which has been performed by Carter Brey.
Assad, Sérgio (b.1952) is a Brazilian guitarist and composer who wrote a cello concerto called Quadros do Brasil in 2017.
Astor, Miguel (b.1958) is a Venezuelan composer and pianist who wrote a cello concerto. The premiere from 2021 can be heard on YouTube (cellist uncredited).
Asturias, Rodrigo (b.1940) is a Guatemalan composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1975.
Atehortúa, Blas Emilio (1943-2020) was a prolific Colombian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1991.
Attahir, Benjamin (b.1989) is a French composer, violinist and conductor who wrote a cello concerto called Al Icha that was premiered by Jean-Guihen Queyras in 2021. He can be heard on YouTube talking about the concerto.
Atterberg, Kurt (1887-1974) was a Swedish composer who completed his late-romantic cello concerto in three linked movements in 1922. It has been recorded for BIS by Truls Mřrk and for cpo by Nikolai Schneider.
Auber, Daniel (1782-1871) was a French composer who wrote four, possibly five, cello concertos for Jacques-Michel Hurel de Lamare. No.1 dating from around 1809 and arranged by Douglas Gamley has been recorded by Jascha Silberstein. Auber also wrote a Rondo for cello and orchestra which has been recorded by Martin Ostertag for Koch Schwann.
Auerbach, Lera (b.1973) is a Soviet-born American composer and pianist who wrote a cello concerto called Diary of a Madman in 2021 that was premiered by Gautier Capuçon in 2022. She also wrote Dreammusik for cello and chamber ensemble in 2014.
Avondano, Pedro António (1714-1782) was a Portuguese composer of Italian parentage. Around 1780 he wrote a cello concerto in G which can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Axelrod, Lawrence (b.1960) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2002.
Axman, Emil (1887-1949) was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1940.
Ayvazyan, Artemi (1902-1975) was a Soviet-Armenian composer and cellist who wrote two cello concertos, dating from 1947 and 1967.
Azarashvili, Vaja (b.1936) is a Georgian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1969 (although some sources suggest 1978) that has been recorded by Giorgi Kharadze for Profil and Maximilian Hornung for Sony. A 2016 performance by the latter can be seen and heard on YouTube.
Azevedo, Sérgio (b.1968) is a Portuguese composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1992 and a concertino for cello and twelve wind instruments in 2015. He also wrote a work for two cellos and strings.
Babajanian, Arno (1921-1983) was an Armenian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1962 which was recorded by the dedicatee Mstislav Rostropovich for Russian Disc. This can be heard on YouTube, as can a brief Air for cello and strings played by Aram Talalyan.
Babekov, Stoyan (b.1936) is a Bulgarian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1985.
Bacarisse, Salvador (1898-1963) was a Spanish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1935 that has been recorded by José Miguel Gómez for IBS.
Bacewicz, Grażyna (1909-1969) was a Polish violinist and composer who wrote two cello concertos. They have been paired together on disc by Dux, the first from 1951 played by Adam Krzeszowiec and the second from 1963 played by Bartosz Koziak.
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788) wrote three cello concertos in the period 1750-3, works which have been recorded many times. Cellists who have recorded them all include Nicolas Altstaedt for Hyperion, Balázs Maté for Brilliant Classics, Truls Mřrk for Virgin, Julian Steckel for Hänssler, Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus, Christophe Coin for Passacaille.
Bach, Johann Christian (1735-1782) was a German composer (and youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach) who has been cited as writing a cello concerto in C minor around 1755 which has been recorded by Daniil Shafran for Olympia and Juli Turovsky for Chandos. Since those recordings were made it has become widely accepted that the work should be attributed to Henri-Gustave Casadesus (1879-1947), a French violist who is believed to have written it in the style of J.C. Bach but it was then published in 1947 as being by Bach. The work has also been recorded as attributed to Casadesus by Valentin Radutiu for Hänssler and can be heard on YouTube played by Alejandro Gomez Parej.
Báchorek, Milan (b.1939) is a Czech composer who wrote Concerto piccolo for cello and string orchestra in 1991.
Bäck, Sven-Erik (1919-1994) was a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1966 that has been recorded by Erling Blöndal Bengtsson for Danacord.
Bacri, Nicolas (b.1961) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1987 dedicated to Henri Dutilleux that has been recorded by Dominique de Williencourt for Etcetera.
Baden, Conrad (1908-1989) was a Norwegian composer and organist who wrote a cello concerto in 1986.
Badian, Maya (b.1945) is a Romanian-born Canadian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 1990. A catalogue of her music does not list the work but includes Concert Music for cello and string orchestra from c.1999. Since both are for the same forces and have the same duration, it seems likely that they are the same work.
Badings, Henk (1907-1987) was a Dutch composer who wrote two cello concertos: No.1 in 1930 and No.2 in 1939. The second has been recorded by Michaël Müller for Etcetera. The first appears to be unrecorded.
Bagiński, Zbigniew (b.1949) is a Polish composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 1995.
Baigent, Bertie (b.1995) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto called Fantaisie avec fenętres in 2019.
Baker, David N. (1931-2016) was an African-American jazz composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1975. This three movement work was commissioned by János Starker and makes more use of serial idioms than jazz. Katinka Kleijn has recorded the work for Cedille. Baker also wrote a concerto for cello and jazz band in 1987 but we can find no evidence of a recording.
Bakikhanov, Tofig (b.1930) is an Azerbaijani composer who wrote a cello concerto designated as No.1. This can be heard on YouTube played by Eldar Iskenderov.
Balada, Leonardo (b.1933) is a Spanish-American composer who has written two cello concertos. The first for cello and nine instruments dates from 1962. It was revised in 1967 and has been recorded by David Premo for Naxos. No.2 dates from 2001, is subtitled New Orleans and has been recorded by Michael Sanderling for Naxos. He also wrote a concerto for three cellos.
Balakauskas, Osvaldas (b.1937) is a Lithuanian composer and diplomat who wrote two cello concertos. Ludus modorum for cello and chamber orchestra from 1972 has been recorded by Edmundas Kulikauskas for BIS; and there is another version of this work for electric cello and large ensemble from 2002 that has been recorded by David Geringas for Profil Hänssler. The second concerto Polimelika is for electric cello and string orchestra and dates from 2009.
Balazs, Frederic (1919-2018) was a Hungarian-born American conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto in memory of his father in 1962.
Ball, Christopher (b.1936) is a British composer who has written two cello concertos. The first was recorded by Stjepan Hauser in 2010 but we have been unable to find out when it was written. The second was written for Hauser and has yet to be recorded.
Baltin, Alexander (1931-2009) was a Russian pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1971 that was recorded on LP by Victoria Yagling for Melodiya.
Banks, Brian R. (b.1964) is an American composer based in Mexico who wrote a concerto for cello and winds in 1997 and Bonsai concerto No.1 for cello and small orchestra in 2012.
Banshchikov, Gennady (b.1943) is a Russian composer who has written five cello concertos. The first three date from 1962, 1964 and 1965, and they, and the fifth from 1970, appear to be unrecorded. His fourth concerto from 1966 is for cello and eleven instruments and called Duodeciment. It has been recorded by Yuri Loevski for Russian Disc, and this can be heard on YouTube.
Banter, Harald (b.1930) is a German composer who wrote Phädra, a rhapsodic concerto for cello and orchestra in 1993. This has been recorded by Maria Kliegel for Marco Polo. He also wrote a work for four cellos and jazz orchestra.
Barab, Seymour (1921-2014) was an American composer and cellist who wrote a cello concerto and a concerto for cello and orchestra: in a classical mode in G in 1993.
Barati, George (1913-1996) was a Hungarian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1953 that has been recorded by Bernard Michelin for CRI.
Barber, Samuel (1910-1981) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1945 for Raya Garbousova. It was recorded by Zara Nelsova under the composer’s baton in 1950. Since then recordings include those by Steven Isserlis for BMG, Wendy Warner for Naxos, Paul Tobias for Albany, Ralph Kirshbaum for Classics for Pleasure and Christian Poltéra for BIS.
Barbier, René (1890-1981) was a Belgian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1938. He also wrote Počme for cello and orchestra in 1936.
Bardanashvili, Josef (Iosib) (b.1948) is a Georgian-born Israeli composer who wrote a cello concerto called Dialogue in 2002 which was performed by Zvi Plesser in Jerusalem in December 2021. He also wrote a concerto for cello, piano and brass in 1981.
Barry, Gerald (b.1952) is an Irish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2019 that was premiered in 2022 by Adrian Mantu.
Barvinsky, Vasyl (1888-1963) was a Ukrainian composer and pianist who wrote a cello concerto in 1956. This can be heard on YouTube played by Taras Mentsinsky in a version orchestrated by Viktor Kaminsky.
Bashmakov, Leonid (1927-2016) was a Finnish conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1972.
Basner, Veniamin (1925-1996) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1989.
Bate, Stanley (1911-1959) was an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1953 that has been recorded by Lionel Handy for Lyrita.
Bates, Mason (b.1977) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2014.
Battanchon, Félix (1814-1893) was a French cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto (designated No.1) in 1863.
Baudiot, Charles-Nicolas (1773-1849) was a French cellist and composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1790 and 1791. He also wrote two cello concertinos.
Bauer, Jerzy (b.1936) is a Polish composer who has written two cello concertos, the second (2013) being a modified version of the first from 1985. His son Andrzej Bauer has recorded the second concerto for Toccata.
Bauer, Ross (b.1951) is an American composer who wrote a chamber concerto for cello and fourteen players called Thin Ice in 2006 that has been recorded by Greg Hesselink for Albany.
Baumgartner, Edwin (b.1961) is an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2010. He also wrote Zeremonie der Liebe for cello and twelve strings in 2003.
Bäverstam, Sebastian (b. c.1988) is an American-Swedish cellist, pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto. He premiered it in 2022 and this can be heard on YouTube.
Bax, Arnold (1883-1953) was an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1934 for Gaspar Cassadó. It was recorded from a radio broadcast by Beatrice Harrison under Henry Wood in 1938. The recording did not capture the whole performance but has nevertheless been issued on Symposium. Since then Lionel Handy has recorded it for Lyrita and Raphael Wallfisch for Chandos.
Beal, Keith (b.1933) is an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1995.
Beale, James (1924-2010) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1956. The original concerto consisted of three movements, but the last two movements have been withdrawn.
Beamish, Sally (b.1956) is a British composer and violist who wrote a cello concerto subtitled River in 1997 that has been recorded by Robert Cohen for BIS.
Beatty, Stephen W. (b.1938) is a prolific American composer who has written six cello concertos, Nos.1-3 in 2014, Nos.4-5 in 2016 and a chamber concerto in 2019. All can be heard in computer-generated performances on YouTube linked from the scores in the Petrucci Music Library or by searching the composer’s YouTube channel.
Bec, Jean-Philippe (b.1968) is a French composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra consisting of 34 musicians called Heruka in 2000.
Becerra-Schmidt, Gustavo (1925-2010) was a Chilean composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1984 that has been recorded by Eduardo Valenzuela for DOM. He also wrote Temucana for cello and chamber orchestra (1995).
Bechert, Ernst (b.1958) is a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1988. A revised version was premiered by Dominique de Williencourt in 1992 and this was recorded by MFA. This work can be heard on YouTube but the performers are uncredited.
Beck, Jeremy (b.1960) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2020. He also wrote a concertino for two cellos.
Becker, Hugo (1863-1941) was a German cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1896.
Beer-Demander, Vincent (b.1982) is a French mandolinist and composer who wrote two concertos for cello and plectrum (or string) orchestra. The first dates from 2009, is called L'âme de fond, and its first movement has been recorded by Pablo Tognan for Beer-Demander's own label. The second dates from 2014 and is called Vagues de feu.
Beffa, Karol (b.1973) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto called Paradise Lost in 2017.
Beggerow, Alan (born c.1953) is a self-taught American composer and blogger (see Left Handed Composer) who has written a cello concerto of which he posted a computer-generated performance on YouTube in 2018.
Beimel, Thomas (1967-2016) was a German composer who wrote a concerto for amplified cello and orchestra called Okeanós in 2002.
Bekku, Sadao (1922-2012) was a Japanese composer who wrote a cello concerto called Autumn in 1997 that has been recorded by Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi for Sony Music Taiwan.
Belaubre, Louis-Noël (1932-2017) was a French pianist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and strings based on Boccherini’s sonata in C. He also wrote a work for two cellos and orchestra.
Belkin, Alan (b.1951) is a Canadian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2018. This can be heard on YouTube played by Thomas Chartre.
Bell, Larry (b.1952) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra called The Triumph of Lightness in 2011. The premiere played by Sam Ou can be heard on YouTube in four parts.
Bellafronte, Raffaele (b.1961) is an Italian composer who wrote a concerto designated No.1 for cello and string orchestra in 2015. This can be heard on YouTube played by Vito Paternoster.
Bellemare, Gilles (b.1952) is a Canadian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2008.
Bellucci, Giacomo (1928-2015) was an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Celloset 45 in 1973.
Bengtsson, Gustaf (1886-1965) was a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1932 which has been recorded by Mats Rodin for Sterling.
Benguerel, Xavier (1931-2017) was a Catalan composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1977 that was premiered and then recorded on LP by Heinrich Schiff. The discs also include Quasi una fantasia for cello and chamber orchestra played by Siegfried Palm.
Ben-Haim, Paul (1897-1984) was a German-born Israeli composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1962 that has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for cpo.
Benjamin, Jean-Marie (b.1946) is a French priest, composer and writer based in Italy who wrote a cello concerto in 1978.
Ben-Moshe, Boaz (b.1962) is an Israeli composer who wrote a cello concerto called Drama and Debka which was published in 1992.
Ben-Shabetai, Ari (b.1954) is an Israeli composer who wrote a cello concerto called Yehezkel in 1989.
Benshoof, Ken (b.1933) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 1975.
Bentoiu, Pascal (1927-2016) was a Romanian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1989. This can be heard on You Tube performed by Marin Cazacu.
Bentzon, Niels Viggo (1919-2000) was a prolific Danish composer who wrote three cello concertos, the first in 1956 and the third in 1982. The first and third have been been recorded by Erling Blöndal Bengtsson for Danacord. The second dates from 1974 and appears to be unrecorded.
Benzecry, Esteban (b. 1970) is an Argentine composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2013 that can be heard on YouTube played by Gautier Capuçon. He also wrote a concertino for cello and strings in 1992.
Berberian, Hampartzoum (1905-1999) was an Armenian-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1949.
Berezowsky, Nicolai (1900-1953) was a Russian born-American composer and violinist who wrote Concerto lirico for cello and orchestra in 1935. The work was premiered by Gregor Piatigorsky in that year in Boston but appears to be unrecorded.
Berger, Wilhelm Georg (1929-1993) was a Romanian violist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1967 that has been recorded by Catalin Ilea for Electrecord.
Bergman, Erik (1911-2006) was a Finnish composer who wrote two cello concertos: one subtitled Dualis in 1978, and a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 1998.
Berinsky, Sergey (1946-1998) was a Russian composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1975 and 1986. The first was premiered by Vladimir Babin.
Berkeley, Lennox (1903-1989) was an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1939. Surprisingly, it seems that no recording of this work has yet been issued.
Berkeley, Michael (b.1948), son of Lennox, wrote a cello concerto in 1983. It was first performed by Robert Cohen but had to wait almost two decades for a recording, made by Alban Gerhardt as part of a Berkeley edition (a series coupling works by Lennox and Michael) on the Chandos label. A single movement work lasting about 17 minutes, the work is light in orchestral texture and cast as a scherzo with two trios.
Berliner, Baruch (b.1942) is an Israeli composer, economist and poet who wrote a cello concerto called Jacob’s Dream which can be heard on YouTube played by Sergey Antonov.
Berlinski, Herman (1910-2001) was a German-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1994.
Berlioz, Sergio (b.1963) is a Mexican composer who wrote a cello concerto called Jallomei Assaf in 2006. This can be heard on YouTube performed by Mónica del Águila. He also wrote Elijah (Lamentaciones) for cello and string orchestra in 1993.
Berrido, Emmanuel (b.1986) is a Dominican-American composer and creative artist who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra called Areítos in 2018. This can be heard on YouTube played by Craig Mehler.
Berry, Charles Roland (b.1957) is an American composer who published a cello concerto in 2008 that has been recorded by Jiri Hanousek for Centaur.
Berteau, Martin (1691-1771) was a French composer and cellist who wrote and played his own cello concerto at the Concert Spirituel in Paris in 1739. He apparently wrote others and his German Wikipedia page quotes four in total but it is unclear whether any of the scores still exist.
Bertelin, Albert (1872-1951) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto.
Bertomeu Salazar, Agustín (b.1929) is a Catalan composer who wrote a cello concerto which won the Reina Sofia Award for Musical Composition in 1989. This may be heard on SoundCloud with the cellist uncredited but likely to be Lluís Claret who performed the work in Madrid in 1991.
Besedina, Valeria (b.1964) is a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto, possibly around 1989.
Beurden, Bernard van (1933-2016) was a Dutch composer who wrote a concerto for cello and wind orchestra in 1998.
Beyer, Frank Michael (1928-2008) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto called Canto di giorno in 1999. This has been recorded by Michael Sanderling for Edel.
Bialas, Günter (1907-1995) was a German composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1961 and 1992.
Bibik, Valentin (1940-2003) was a Ukrainian composer who wrote two concertos for cello and chamber orchestra: No.1 in 1986 and No.2 in 2001. The second can be heard on YouTube played by Boris Andrianov.
Biel, Michael von (b.1937) is a German cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1971 and recorded it for Cybele.
Biggs, John (b.1932) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1996 that has been recorded by Virginia Kron for Albany.
Binder, John A. (b.1946) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto which was published in 1998. He also wrote a concert fantasy for cello and orchestra.
Binkau, Guido (1900-1969) was an Austrian conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1926.
Biriotti, León (1929-2020) was a Urugayan composer and oboist who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1988 (a work that also can be played on the violin or viola). He also wrote a microconcertino for cello and instrumental group in 1995.
Bischi, Igor (b.1961) is an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto which was presented in a podcast in 2016.
Bittoni, Bernardo (1756-1829) was an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto.
Bjelinski, Bruno (1909-1992) was a Croatian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1945 and a concerto for cello and percussion in 1953. The former can be heard on YouTube played by Valter Despalj.
Blacher, Boris (1903-1975) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1964 for Siegfried Palm. This has been recorded for Signum by Ramon Jaffé. He also wrote a sonata for two cellos and eleven instruments.
Blake, David (b.1936) is an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1992 for Moray Welsh which he premiered the following year.
Blaustein, Susan Morton (b.1953) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1984.
Blazer, Herman (1902-1974) was a Dutch cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1971.
Blendinger, Herbert (1936-2020) was a German-born Austrian composer who wrote Concerto tonale for cello and orchestra in 1971. This can be heard on YouTube played by Franz Amann. He also wrote Präludium und Mediation for cello and string orchestra with percussion in 1985.
Bleuse, Marc (b.1937) is a French composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto in 1993. He also wrote Deux Tableaux (Le char des ames and Sur les rives du trop tard) for cello, strings and timpani in 1985.
Bleyle, Karl (1880-1969) was an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1934.
Bliss, Arthur (1891-1975) was an English composer and conductor who became Master of the Queen’s Music in 1953. In 1970 he wrote a cello concerto that has been recorded several times, including by Raphael Wallfisch for Chandos, Robert Cohen for Decca and Tim Hugh for Naxos.
Blumer, Theodor Anton (1881-1964) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1948. A Burleske for cello and orchestra from 1950 was published by Sikorski - it is unclear whether or not this is the same work.
Boccadoro, Carlo (b.1963) is an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2014 for Enrico Dindo. He also wrote ...ŕ la Folěe!" (d'aprés Marais) for cello and string orchestra in 2007 and this can be heard on YouTube played by the dedicatee Vittorio Ceccanti.
Boccherini, Luigi (1743-1805) was an Italian composer and cellist who wrote 12 cello concertos. Julius Berger has recorded them all for Brilliant Classics and Tim Hugh and Raphael Wallfisch shared a complete series for Naxos. There are many other recordings available. The 9th concerto is much the best known and often recorded, sometimes in a romanticised version prepared by Friedrich Grützmacher in 1895. For example Jacqueline du Pré and Tibor de Machula both recorded this version and Lynn Harrell has done so more recently for Azica on a disc called The Known Unknowns.
Bockmühl, Robert Emil (1812-1881) was a German cellist and composer who wrote a Grand concerto for cello and orchestra in 1862.
Bogatyrev, Anatoly (1913-2003) was a Belarusian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1962.
Böhme, Baldur (1932-2008) was a German violinist and composer who wrote a cello concerto. He also wrote a concertino for cello and string orchestra.
Bohrer, Joseph-Anton (1783-1863 but various other dates have been cited) was a German composer and violinist. This bibliography lists a third cello concerto by "Antoine" Bohrer (and a first by J.Bohrer), suggesting he may have written three in total. We found evidence of a cello concerto in D Op.8 attributed to him with various dates, of which 1808 seems the most plausible. He also wrote Variations for cello and orchestra in around 1820. See also the entry below relating to his brother Max, and in particular, the caveats at the end.
Bohrer, Max (1785-1867) was a German cellist (and brother of Joseph-Anton) who has a cello concerto in D (designated No.1) from around 1819 attributed to him in the Petrucci Music Library. However, the title page of this score appears to indicate that it is by J.Bohrer, suggesting that it could be one of Joseph-Anton's concertos. This is clearly the same work that is attributed to Max here, and a second concerto from around 1822 is attributed to him here. Elsewhere (see 79) it is suggested that he "edited" three concertos. He also wrote two other works for cello with orchestral accompaniment around 1838: Fantaisie sur des airs nationaux russes and Steyrer Volkslied. Introduction et Variations. See also the entry above relating to his brother. In the timelines we are attributing three concertos to Joseph-Antoine and two to Max but it is not certain that there were as many as five concertos written and it is possible that some were composed jointly.
Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de (1689-1755) was a French composer who published a cello concerto as Op.26 No.6 in 1729 which has been recorded on the viola da gamba by Jaap Ter Linden for Archiv.
Bollon, Fabrice (b.1965) is a French composer and conductor who wrote Four Lessons of Darkness, a concerto for electric cello and orchestra in 2008. This has been recorded by Johannes Moser for Naxos.
Bondon, Jacques (1927-2008) was a French composer who wrote Concerto cantabile for cello and orchestra in 1996.
Bonet, Narcís (1933-2019) was a Catalan composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1963 for Gaspar Cassadó.
Borda Camacho, Germán (b.1935) is a Colombian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1992. He also wrote a concertante for cello and string orchestra in the same year.
Borenstein, Nimrod (b.1969) is a British-French-Israeli composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 2012, followed by his cello concerto No. 2 in 2017.
Borghi, Luigi (1745-1806) was an Italian composer and violinist who wrote two cello concertos, in D and E flat. The former can be heard on YouTube played by Isaac Pastor-Chermak.
Borgulya, András (b.1931) is a Hungarian composer who wrote a Concerto breve for cello and orchestra in 1961.
Borisov, Lilcho (1925-1996) was a Bulgarian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1984.
Borisova-Ollas, Victoria (b.1969) is a Russian-Swedish composer whose cello concerto Oh Giselle, remember me... was premiered in 2019 by Truls Mřrk and he can be heard playing it on Vimeo.
Borisovas, Borisas (1937-2016) was a Lithuanian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1977. He also wrote Music for cello and string orchestra in 1974.
Bořkovec, Pavel (1894-1972) was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1952.
Borris, Siegfried (1906-1987) was a German composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra.
Borsari, Amédée (1905-1999) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1996.
Bortkiewicz, Sergei (1877-1952) was a Ukrainian composer who wrote a one movement cello concerto in 1922. This can be heard on YouTube played by Vladimir Nor.
Börtz, Daniel (b.1943) is a Swedish composer who wrote a concerto for cello and strings in 1980.
Borzík, Lukáš (b.1979) is a Slovakian composer who wrote a cello concerto called His Name in 2019.
Bosmans, Henriëtte (1895-1952) was a Dutch composer whose Concerto No.1 dates from 1922 and No.2 from 1924. Her Počme for cello and orchestra from 1926 has been recorded by Dmitri Ferschtman for NM Classics and this can be heard on You Tube.
Boss, Andrew M. (b.1988) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2012, for which a private digital recording by Dmitry Volkov is listed on Discogs. He also wrote Toward the Hour Arises First Light for cello and chamber wind ensemble in 2017.
Bossi, Renzo Rinaldo (1883-1965) was an Italian composer and conductor who wrote a concerto for violin (or cello) and orchestra in 1905. The work appears to have only been recorded in its original form.
Bottje, Will Gay (1925-2018) was an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and wind ensemble in 1975.
Bouliane, Denys (b.1955) is a Canadian composer who completed a cello concerto called Flights and vertigoes of Gamache in 2011. It can be heard on YouTube performed by Matt Haimovitz.
Bouman, Antoon (1854-1906) was a Dutch cellist whose cello concerto No.1 from 1882 can be found in the Petrucci Music Library. In total he wrote at least three cello concertos (four are quoted here) and an Elegie for cello and orchestra.
Bouman, Hendrik (b.1951) is a Dutch harpsichordist and composer of new music in baroque and classical idioms who wrote a concerto for cello, strings and bass continuo in 2005.
Bourrel, Yvon (b.1932) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2007.
Boury, Robert (b.1946) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1967.
Bousquet, Francis (1890-1942) was a French composer who wrote Concerto ibérique for cello and orchestra in 1937.
Boutsko, Youri (1938-2015) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto (labelled his second but no evidence of the first appears to be available on the internet) called Ricercar in 1990. This may be heard on YouTube but the cellist is uncredited.
Bowden, Mark (b.1979) is a British composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra called Lyra in 2011 that has been recorded by Oliver Coates for NMC.
Boyadjian, Hayg (b.1938) is a French-born American composer of Armenian descent who wrote a cello concerto in 2018 which can be heard on YouTube played by Aram Talalyan.
Boyle, George (1886-1948) was an Australian pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1917.
Bozorgmehr, Mehdi (b.1971) is an Iranian composer who wrote a concerto for cello, orchestra and choir called Shining in 2005.
Božović, Milivoje Mićo (b.1957) is a Montenegrin composer who has written a concerto for cello and string orchestra.
Bozza, Eugčne (1905-1991) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1947.
Bračanin, Philip (b.1942) is an Australian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1989.
Braga, Antonio (1929-2009) was an Italian composer who wrote Concerto Gitano for cello and orchestra in 1961.
Braga, Gaetano (1829-1907) was an Italian composer and cellist who wrote two cello concertos. The first, or perhaps just part of it, can be heard on YouTube played by Antonio D'Antonio.
Braga Santos, Joly (1924-1988) was a Portuguese composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1987 that has been recorded by Jan Bastiaan Neven for Marco Polo and Bruno Borralhinho for Naxos.
Braunfels, Walter (1882-1954) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto around 1933.
Bray, Charlotte (b.1982) is a British composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra called Falling in the Fire in 2016.
Brene, Erling (1896-1980) was a Danish composer who wrote two cello concertos: No.1 in 1940 and No.2 in 1975.
Brenet, Thérčse (b.1935) is a French composer who wrote a concerto for cello and small orchestra in 2010. She has also written Le Retour De Quetzalcoatl, a symphonic poem for cello and orchestra - this dates from 1995 and has been recorded by Jérôme Pinget for De Plein Vent.
Bresgen, Cesar (1913-1988) was an Austrian composer who wrote Concerto Venetian for cello and small orchestra in 1940. He also wrote a concerto for two cellos.
Bréval, Jean-Baptiste (1753-1823) was a French cellist who composed seven cello concertos between 1784-94, all unrecorded. Three can be found in the Petrucci Music Library. The Rondo from the second in D can be heard on YouTube played by Susanne Beer. It is unclear whether he also wrote five cello concertinos which have been published as arrangements for cello and piano by Pierre Ruyssen. Information in the Petrucci Music Library suggests that at least two of Bréval's cello sonatas were erroneously called "concertino" by the editor.
Brewbaker, Daniel (1951-2017) was an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra subtitled La serenissima which was premiered in 1995. The work is said to have been recorded by Carter Brey but we can find no evidence of the recording on the internet.
Brian, Havergal (1876-1972) was an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1964 when he was 88. This received its first performance by Thomas Igloi a year before the composer’s death in 1971. Cast in three movements it is notably sunnier and more lyrical than most of his later symphonies. Raphael Wallfisch has recorded it for Dutton Epoch.
Brickman, Scott (b.1963) is an American composer who wrote a Concerto-Rhapsody for cello and strings in 2017. This can be heard on YouTube played by Denys Lytvynenko.
Bridge, Frank (1879-1941) was an English composer who wrote a concerto elegiaco for cello and orchestra subtitled Oration in 1930. Several recordings have been made including by Julian Lloyd Webber, Raphael Wallfisch, Steven Isserlis and Alban Gerhardt. A suite for cello and small orchestra was commissioned by the Frank Bridge Trust in 1982 consisting of three of Bridge's early pieces for cello and piano, orchestrated by Robert Cornford, and this has been recorded on LP by Lowri Blake for Pearl.
Bromhead, Jerome de (b.1945) is an Irish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2015.
Brossé, Dirk (b.1960) is a Belgian composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto for Isabelle in 2014. This has been recorded by Marie Hallynck for Warner. He also wrote an Elegy for cello and strings (and arranged it for cello and chamber orchestra in 1995). The original version has been recorded by Julian Lloyd Webber for Maestro Music Productions (and can be heard on YouTube), and by Marie Hallynck for Etcetera. In 1992 Brossé arranged La Soledad (Tango) from his work La Soledad de America Latina for cello and chamber orchestra.
Broström, Tobias (b.1978) is a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2013 that has been recorded by Mats Rondin for DB Productions.
Brotons, Salvador (b.1959) is a Spanish flautist, conductor and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and wind ensemble Troubador in 2003 that has been recorded by Jean Decroos for Barcelona Ad Libitum.
Brott, Alexander (1915-2005) was a Canadian composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Evocative Provocations in 1975.
Broughton, Bruce (b.1945) is an American composer, mostly of music for television, film and game scores, who wrote a concerto for cello and ten instruments. This has been recorded by Andrew Shulman for Jacaranda Live Recordings.
Brown, Charles (1898-1988) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto which was premiered by Reine Flachot in 1956.
Brumby, Colin (1933-2018) was an Australian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1995 which was premiered by Andrew Wilson.
Brun, Fritz (1878-1959) was a Swiss composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto in 1947 that has been recorded by Claudius Herrmann for Guild.
Brunetti, Francisco (1765-1834) was a Spanish cellist and composer of Italian descent (and son of Gaetano Brunetti) who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra that has been recorded by Guillermo Turina for IBS.
Bruns, Victor (1904-1996) was a German bassoonist and composer who wrote three cello concertos, in 1958, 1977 and 1984.
Brusilovsky, Yevgeny (1905-1981) was a Russian composer who wrote a concerto for cello (or viola) and orchestra in 1969.
Bruzdowicz, Joanna (1943-2021) was a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled The Cry of the Phoenix in 1994.
Bryant, Stephen (b.1972) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello, wind orchestra and percussion in 2011. This can be heard on SoundCloud played by the dedicatee Caroline Stinson.
Bryars, Gavin (b.1943) is an English composer and double bassist who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Farewell to Philosophy in 1995 that has been recorded by Julian Lloyd Webber for Philips.
Bubalo, Rudolph (1927-2004) was an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1992 that has been recorded by Regina Mushabac for New World.
Buchrainer, Michael (b.1950) is an Austrian composer and guitarist who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra called Epitaph '97 in 1997. He also wrote Evocation for cello and string orchestra in 2005.
Bucht, Gunnar (b.1927) is a Swedish composer who has written two cello concertos, the first in 1954 and the second in 1990.
Buckinx, Boudewijn (b.1945) is a Belgian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1996.
Buczek, Barbara (1940-1993) was a Polish composer who wrote a concerto for cello, chorus and orchestra in 1985.
Buczynski, Walter (b.1933) is a Canadian composer of Polish descent who has a cello concerto from 1980 listed on the Polish Music Information Center website although other sources suggest it was a violin concerto he composed in that year. In 1984 he wrote Lyric III for cello and orchestra.
Buhr, Glenn (b.1954) is a Canadian composer and pianist who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra called in gloriam in 2000.
Bujarski, Zbigniew (1933-2018) was a Polish composer who wrote Concerto per archi II for cello and string orchestra in 1992. He also wrote Elegos for cello and string orchestra in 2005.
Bukový, William (1932-1968) was a Czech composer, mainly of film music, who wrote a cello concerto.
Bukowski, Mirosław (b.1936) is a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1975.
Bullerian, Hans (1885-1948) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1926.
Bunting, Christopher (1924-2005) was an English cellist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and strings which he premiered in 1984.
Bürger, Julius (1897-1995) was an Austrian composer who emigrated to the USA and wrote a cello concerto in 1938 that has been recorded by Maya Beiser for Toccata.
Burgon, Geoffrey (1941-2010) was a British composer best known for his television music. In 2007 he wrote a cello concerto that has been recorded by Josephine Knight for Chandos.
Burity, Emmanuel (b.1969) is a Brazilian composer who wrote a cello concerto in C minor which can be heard via the above link. He also wrote a Fantasia for cello and orchestra which can be heard on YouTube.
Burle Marx, Walter (1902-1990) was a Brazilian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1984 that has been recorded by Dennis Parker on his own label. He can also be heard playing it on YouTube.
Busch, Dennis (b.1947) is a prolific American composer who writes in the style of Haydn or Rossini. He has composed eight cello concertos and one for cello and small orchestra, and a concert piece for cello and orchestra.
Busch, William (1901-1945) was an English composer who wrote a cello concerto for Florence Hooton in 1941. This has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Lyrita.
Busch-Orphal, Ulrich (b.1955) is a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1985.
Bushnaq, Suad (b.1982) is a Jordanian-Canadian composer of film and concert music who wrote a cello concerto called Sampson's Walk on Air that was premiered by John Dunlop in 2021.
Butter, Wolf (b.1949) is a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1984.
Butterworth, Arthur (1923-2014) was an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1997.
Bye, Frederick (aka Jan Berenska) (1905-1968) was an English musician and bandleader who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra called 1750.
Byrnes, Garrett (b.1971) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto called La Chapelle d'Aiguilhe in 2008.
Byström, Britta (b.1977) is a Swedish composer who wrote Figures at the seaside for cello and chamber orchestra in 2020. In this video she describes the work as "my new cello concerto".

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