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Alphabetical Listing of Composers of Cello Concertos
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Unrecorded i.e. none of the composer’s cello concertos have been recorded
 
Cáceres, German (b.1954) is a Salvadorian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2007. He also wrote Tiento XIII for cello and orchestra in 2013.
Calcagno, Elsa (1910-1978) was an Argentine composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1950.
Caldara, Antonio (c.1670-1736) was an Italian baroque composer who wrote a cello concerto in D minor that has been recorded by Alte Musik Köln for Myrios, Jan Vogler for Sony and by Michal Stahel for Pavlík.
Cale, Bruce (b.1939) is an Australian composer and jazz double-bassist who wrote a cello concerto in 1988 which has been recorded by David Pereira for Tall Poppies.
Calmel, Roger (1920-1998) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto which was premiered by Charles Reneau in 1968.
Cambissa, Giorgio (1921-1998) was an Italian conductor and composer who wrote a concerto breve for cello and orchestra in 1962. This can be heard on YouTube but the cellist is uncredited.
Camilleri, Charles (1931-2009) was a Maltese composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1992. This can be heard on YouTube played by Erkki Rautio.
Caminiti, Giuseppe (1898-1971) was an Italian musician who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra, a piano reduction of which was published in 1939. The orchestral version can be heard in three parts via this YouTube page, played by the composer's son Vincenzo Caminiti.
Campo, Conrado del (1878-1953) was a Spanish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1944.
Campogrande, Nicola (b.1969) is an Italian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra called Warm Trip in 2007. He also wrote a concerto for cello, bass and string orchestra called Absolut in 2004.
Canat de Chizy, Edith (b.1950) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto Moďra in 1998 that has been recorded by Sonia Wieder-Atherton for Timpani. This can be heard on YouTube.
Canavasso, Paolo (1720-1775) was an Italian cellist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello con piú strumenti.
Capoianu, Dumitru (1929-2012) was a Romanian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2001 that has been recorded by Alexandru Morosanu for Editura Casa Radio.
Capuzzi, Giuseppe Antonio (1755-1818) was an Italian violinist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in C.
Capyrin, Dmitri (b.1960) is a Russian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra called Chanson d'Amour in 1999. This can be heard via the above link played by Alexander Zagorinsky.
Carcano, Carlo (b.1970) is an Italian composer who wrote a concerto for violoncello e tutto vuoto in 2006.
Carlson, David (b.1952) is an American composer who has written two cello concertos. The first dates from 1979 and has been recorded by Emil Miland for New World. No.2 dates from 1997, is for cello and strings and appears to be unrecorded.
Carlstedt, Jan (1926-2004) was a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1970.
Carlton, Marvin J. (1953-2021) was an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra.
Cârneci, Carmen Maria (b.1957) is a Romanian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra called REm in 1996 that has been recorded by Dan Cavassi for Thalassa. This can be heard on YouTube.
Carrillo, Julián (1875-1965) was a Mexican composer who used microtones and composed two cello concertos. The first was Concierto en cuartos y octavos de tono for cello and orchestra. This can be heard on YouTube via the first of the above links played by Reine Flachot. The second was Concierto en cuartos, octavos y dieciseisavos de tono dating from 1958. He also wrote a Concertino en cuartos, octavos y dieciseisavos de tono for cello and orchestra in 1945.
Carter, Elliott (1908-2012) was a long-lived American composer who was in his nineties when he wrote his cello concerto in 2001. This is a single movement work in seven sections lasting about twenty minutes. It has been recorded by Fred Sherry for Bridge and Alisa Weilerstein for Decca.
Casadesus, Henri-Gustave (1879-1947) see: Bach, Johann Christian.
Casadesus, Robert (1899-1972) was a celebrated French pianist and also a composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1947.
Casals, Enric (1892-1986) was a Catalan violinist and composer who was the brother of the famous cellist Pablo Casals. He wrote a cello concerto which was played by Lluis Claret around 1970 and published posthumously in 2014.
Casanova, André (1919-2009) was a French composer who completed a cello concerto in 1983.
Casella, Alfredo (1883-1947) was an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1935 which has been recorded by Andrea Noferini for Naxos. He also wrote Notturno e Tarantella for cello and orchestra in 1934 and this can be heard on YouTube played by Leo "Loscielng" (likely to be a misspelling of Koscielny).
Cashian, Philip (b.1963) is an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2012 that has been recorded by Darrett Adkins for NMC.
Casken, John (b.1949) is an English composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1991 that has been recorded by Heinrich Schiff for NMC.
Cassadó, Gaspar (1897-1966) was a Spanish cellist who wrote a cello concerto in 1926. This has been recorded by Martin Ostertag for Antes. Cassadó also made cello concerto transcriptions of works by various other composers, notably Tchaikovsky’s op.72 Piano Pieces and Schubert’s Arpeggione sonata for cello and orchestra.
Cassels-Brown, Alastair (1927-2001) was an English-born American organist and composer who wrote a cello concerto that was privately recorded by Jiří Hanousek.
Castagnoli, Giulio (b.1958) is an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Finzione II in 1985, and a concerto for cello and double orchestra in 2002. The latter can be heard on YouTube in four parts played by Enrico Dindo. He also wrote Arco for cello concertante and strings in 2006.
Castaldo, Joseph (1927-2000) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1995.
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario (1895-1968) was an Italian-American composer best known for his guitar works and film music. He wrote a three movement cello concerto for Gregor Piatigorsky who gave the first performance in 1935. Surprisingly, this concerto had to wait until 2016 for a first recording from Raphael Wallfisch on cpo. A year later Brinton Averil Smith recorded it for Naxos.
Castillo, Manuel (1930-2005) was a Spanish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1985 that was recorded by Pedro Corostola for Almaviva.
Castro, Ricardo (1864-1907) was a Mexican pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1895 that has been recorded by Vladimir Sagaydo for Sterling.
Cech, Christoph (b.1960) is an Austrian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and ensemble called Nachklang - Nachtklang in 2000.
Cercós i Fransí, Josep (1925-1989) was a Catalan composer and pianist who wrote a cello concerto in 1983.
Cerha, Friedrich (b.1926) is an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1996 that has been recorded by Heinrich Schiff for ECM.
Certani, Antonio (1879-1952) was an Italian cellist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra, a piano reduction of which was published in 1932.
Cervelló, Jordi (b.1935) is a Catalan composer who wrote a cello concerto called La sfera d'ametista in 2017. The finale can be heard on YouTube played by Romain Garioud.
Cervetto, Giacobbo (c.1681-1783) was an Italian-born English cellist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in G. A 2017 performance at Wigmore Hall by Joseph Crouch was claimed as the world premiere, and the first movement can be heard on YouTube played by Andrea Cavuoto.
Chagas Rosa, António (b.1960) is a Portuguese composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra called Circumnavigare in 2019. This has been recorded by Filipe Quaresma for Metropolitana and a live performance by him can be heard on YouTube.
Chajes, Julius (1910-1985) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American composer and conductor who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra in 1930. This was revived in 2010 to celebrate the composer's centenary.
Chalaev, Shirvani (b.1936) is a Dagestani composer who has written two cello concertos. The first dates from 1970 and was recorded on LP by Valentin Feigin for Melodiya. The second dates from 1975 and appears to be unrecorded.
Chamouard, Philippe (b.1952) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto called Entre source et nuages in 2010. This can be heard in two parts on YouTube played by Louison Crčs. He also wrote Madrigal d'été for cello and string orchestra in 2016. This has been recorded by Antoanina Yurgandzhieva for Indesens and can be heard on YouTube.
Chang, Dorothy (b.1970) is an American-born Canadian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Invisible Distance in 2015 that has been recorded by Ariel Barnes for Redshift Records.
Chapela, Enrico (b.1974) is a Mexican composer who wrote a concerto for electric cello and orchestra called Magnetar in 2011. This may be heard on YouTube played by Johannes Moser.
Chapman, Andrew (b.1945) is a British author and composer who wrote a cello concerto which was premiered in 2005. The slow movement may be heard on SoundCloud.
Charpentier, Jacques (1933-2017) was a French composer and organist whose ninth concerto is for cello and strings, and dates from 1976.
Chávez, Carlos (1899-1978) was a Mexican composer who started writing a cello concerto in 1975 but left it unfinished. A single movement of this has been recorded by Carlos Prieto for Urtext.
Chaynes, Charles (1925-2016) was a French composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra called Clair obscur in 2007.
Chelleri, Fortunato (1690-1757) was a German-Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1742 which has been recorded by Sol Gabetta for Sony.
Chemin-Petit, Hans (1902-1981) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1931.
Chen, Musheng (b.1971) is a Chinese composer who completed a cello concerto subtitled La Mémoire and designated it as No.1 in 2013.
Chen Qigang (b.1951) is a Chinese-born French composer who wrote a cello concerto called Reflet d'un temps disparu in 1996 which has been recorded by Yo-Yo Ma for Virgin. In 2011 he arranged the work for cello and Chinese traditional orchestra.
Chen Yi (b.1953) is a Chinese composer who emigrated to the USA at the time of the cultural revolution. Her 1999 cello concerto subtitled Eleanor's Gift has been recorded by Paul Tobias for Albany.
Cheng-bi An (b.1967) is a Korean-Chinese composer who wrote a cello concerto called Arirang in 2018. This can be heard on YouTube played by Yulian Xu.
Chesky, David (b.1956) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto that was recorded in 2012 by Dave Eggar for Chesky Records. This can be heard on YouTube.
Chevillard, Pierre Alexandre (1811-1877) was a Belgian cellist and composer who wrote at least one cello concerto. The Wikipedia page linked above confusingly cites two "first" concertos, dating from 1855 and 1868. This list of performances of new works from the period suggests that the composer played his own cello concerto on 15 August 1840. Chevillard also wrote Morceaux développés for cello and orchestra.
Chevreuille, Raymond (1901-1976) was a Belgian composer who wrote two cello concertos, No.1 in 1940 and No.2 in 1965. He also wrote Burlesque for cello and orchestra in 1941.
Chiaramello, Giancarlo (b.1939) is an Italian composer who wrote a chamber concerto for cello and instruments in 1962.
Chihara, Paul (b.1938) is a Japanese-American composer who wrote Wind Song, a concerto for cello and orchestra in 1971. This has been recorded by Jeffrey Solow for New World.
Chin, Gordon Shi-Wen (b.1957) is a Taiwanese composer whose 2006 cello concerto designated No.1 has been recorded by Wen-Sinn Yang for Naxos. Literary quotations from Shakespeare, Pascal and Samuel Johnson preface the three movements. He also wrote a Romance for cello and orchestra in 2009 that can be heard on YouTube but the cellist is uncredited.
Chin, Unsuk (b.1961) is a South Korean composer based in Germany who wrote her cello concerto in 2013. It has been recorded by Alban Gerhardt for DG.
Choi, Jaehyuck (b.1994) is a South Korean composer who wrote a sketch for cello and orchestra in 2012 that can be heard on YouTube. On his Wikipedia page this is described as a small cello concerto.
Chou Wen-chung (1923-2019) was a Chinese-American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1992.
Chyrzyński, Marcel (b.1971) is a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto called Ukiyo-e No.3 in 2016. This can be heard on SoundCloud played by Danjulo Ishizaka.
Ciandelli, Gaetano was a Neapolitan cellist and composer who had a son of the same name who was born in 1801, became a cellist and pupil of Paganini, and died in 1865. Two cello concertos attributed to this name appear in Italian National Library Catalogue: a basso concerto and one in C major, both dating from 1811 according to information on IMSLP.
Cibulka, Franz (1946-2016) was an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto Trailer that was recorded by Yves Savary for Bauer studios in 2007.
Cilenšek, Johann (1913-1998) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1952.
Cirri, Giovanni (1724-1808) was an Italian cellist and composer who wrote six cello concertos. These have been recorded by Balázs Máté for Hungaroton.
Civitareale, Walter (b.1954) is a Luxembourgish pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1986 that has been recorded by Georges Mallach for LGNM.
Clark, Jesse D. wrote a concerto for cello and chamber ensemble called Isms and Lullabies for a Master's degree thesis at Ithaca college, New York in 2008. This was premiered by Devin Patrick Hughes.
Clarke, Symon (b.1957) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2016.
Climent, Angel (b.1942) is a Spanish-born Irish composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in A minor in 2000.
Clyne, Anna (b.1980) is a British composer who wrote DANCE, a five movement cello concerto inspired by the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi in 2019. This has been recorded by Inbal Segev for Avie.
Colasanti, Silvia (b.1975) is an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2012 which was premiered by David Geringas. She has also written two works for cello and string orchestra: Variazioni sull’inquietudine (2011) and Adagio (2013).
Colinet, Paul (b.1954) is a Belgian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1989.
Connesson, Guillaume (b.1970) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2008 that has been recorded by Jérôme Pernoo for DG.
Consoli, Marc-Antonio (b.1941) is an Italian-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1988.
Constantinides, Dinos (1929-2021) was a Greek-American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1992 subtitled China IV-Shenzhen. This has been recorded by Dennis Parker and Ning Tien, both for Centaur. He also wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra.
Conte, David (b.1955) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2018.
Conti, Diego (b.1958) is an Italian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and strings in 2007. He has also written three other works for cello and strings: Contro and Finlaalia also in 2007, and Menesk in 2018. The latter work has been recorded by Antonio Mostacci for Tactus.
Conyngham, Barry (b.1944) is an Australian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and strings in 1984.
Cook, James (b.1963) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2013. A digitally-created performance can be heard on SoundCloud.
Cooke, Arnold (1906-2005) was a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1973. Thomas Igloi can be heard playing the premiere on YouTube.
Cooman, Carson (b.1982) is an American composer who wrote Epigram, an aphoristic concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 2016. This can be heard on YouTube played by Eugen Prochác.
Cooper, Paul (1926-1996) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1976.
Cope, David (b.1941) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto which he started in 1978 and completed in 2009. It has been recorded for Epoc, possibly by the composer himself.
Coral, Leonardo (b.1962) is a Mexican composer who wrote a cello concerto.
Corcoran, Frank (b.1944) is an Irish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2014 that has been recorded by Martin Johnson for RTE Lyric.
Cordell, Frank (1918-1980) was a British composer who wrote a concerto for cello, strings and percussion.
Cori, Luca (b.1964) is an Italian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and strings in 1988.
Corp, Ronald (b.1951) is an English composer best known as a conductor for his recordings of light music. In 2014 he wrote a cello concerto that has been recorded by Alice Neary for Dutton Epoch.
Cortés, Ramiro Jr. (1933-1984) was an American composer who wrote a chamber concerto for cello and twelve winds in 1958 and revised it in 1978.
Coryn, Roland (b.1938) is a Belgian composer who completed a cello concerto in 2006.
Costa Lima, Paulo (b.1954) is a Brazilian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1986.
Cowie, Edward (b.1943) is an English composer who wrote a concerto for cello, string orchestra and percussion in 1993 and revised it in 2003 for cello and full orchestra.
Cresswell, Lyell (1944-2022) was a composer from New Zealand who wrote a cello concerto in 1984 that has been recorded by Roman Jablonski for Continuum.
Crețu, Cătălin (b.1971) is a Romanian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Ollecello in 2001. This can be heard on the composer's website played by Laura Buruiană.
Crockett, Donald (b.1951) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1993.
Crosse, Gordon (1937-2021) was an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1979 that was recorded by Alexander Baillie for NMC. He also wrote Ceremony for cello and orchestra in 1972.
Cruixent, Ferran (b.1976) is a Catalan composer and pianist who wrote a cello concerto called Mascarada in 2005. The premiere may be heard via the above link played by Elias Grandy.
Cupis de Renoussard, François (1732-1808) was a French cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1783 which has been recorded by Michel Tournus for Musique en Wallonie. He is also thought to have written two further cello concertos which are missing.
Curtoni, Lamberto (b.1987) is an Italian cellist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 2015. His recording of the work can be heard on Open Spotify. He also wrote Marco Polo for cello and ensemble in 2013, and various works for solo cello and electronics.
Cwojdziński, Andrzej (1928-2022) was a Polish composer who has written three cello concertos: No.1 in 1965, No.2 in 1968 and No.3 in 1993.
D'Ase, Dirk (b.1960) is an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2004 that has been recorded by Friedrich Kleinhapl for ORF.
Dachez, Christian (b.1951) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto called Par-délŕ in 1997. This can be heard on SoundCloud played by Timothé Tosi. He also wrote Exil for cello and orchestra in 2005.
Dalbavie, Marc-André (b.1961) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2013 that has been recorded by Jay Campbell for Seattle Symphony Media.
Dambois, Maurice (1889-1969) was a Belgian cellist who wrote a cello concerto that he recorded on LP for Decca around 1950.
Danielpour, Richard (b.1956) is an American composer who has written two cello concertos. No.1 dates from 1990 and has been recorded by Yo-Yo Ma. No.2 from 2001 is subtitled Through the Ancient Valley and appears to be unrecorded.
Dankner, Stephen (b.1944) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1991. He also wrote Klezmer Fantasy for cello and orchestra in 2007.
Danzi, Franz (1763-1826) was a German cellist who wrote three cello concertos. The one in E minor has been recorded by Aurélien Pascal for Sony. He also wrote Variations on Lŕ ci darem la mano from Mozart’s Don Giovanni for cello and orchestra and this has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus.
Danzi, Innocenzo (c.1730-1798) was an Italian cellist (and father of Franz) who wrote a cello concerto in G.
Dao, Nguyen Thien (1940-2015) was a Vietnamese-born French composer who wrote a cello concerto called Than Mong in 1982.
Darbellay, Jean-Luc (b.1946) is a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1989 that has been recorded by Olivier Darbellay for Cascavelle.
Dashkevich, Vladimir (b.1934) is a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1973.
Daugherty, Michael (b.1954) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra called Tales of Hemingway in 2015. This has been recorded by Zuill Bailey for Naxos.
David, Karl Heinrich (1884-1951) was a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1938.
David, Thomas Christian (1925-2006) was an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1982.
Davies, Peter Maxwell (1934-2016) was a British composer who became Master of the Queen’s Music in 2004. Between 1986-1996 he wrote a series of ten Strathclyde Concertos for various instruments. No.2 for cello and orchestra dates from 1987, and has been recorded by William Conway for Unicorn-Kanchana and Vittorio Ceccanti for Naxos.
Davis, Daniel Thomas (b.1981) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 2011 for Lynn Harrell.
Davis, Oliver (b.1972) is a British composer who wrote a concerto for cello, orchestra and piano called Morpheus that has been recorded by Katherine Jenkinson for Signum.
Davison, John (1930-1999) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1993.
Davydov, Karl (1838-1889) was a Latvian cellist who wrote four cello concertos: No.1 (1859), No.2 (1863), No.3 (1868), No.4 (1878). No.2 was recorded by Daniil Shafran in 1949. Nos. 1 & 2 were recorded by Marina Tarasova for Olympia now on Alto, and Wen-Sinn Yang has recorded all four for cpo (a review of Nos. 1 & 2 is here).
Dean, Brett (b.1961) is an Australian composer who wrote a cello concerto premiered in 2018 by Alban Gerhardt that can be heard on You Tube.
Dębski, Krzesimir (b.1953) is a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2004. He also wrote Quandtophonie for cello and orchestra in 2009.
Decsényi, János (b.1927) is a Hungarian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1984.
Dedić, Srđan (b.1965) is a Croatian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1996. This has been recorded by Nikola Ružević for Cantus and can be heard on YouTube.
Dediu, Dan (b.1967) is a Romanian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2019 that has been recorded by Mircea Marian for Klanglogo.
Degen, Helmut (1911-1995) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1942 and a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 1955. He also wrote a concerto for twelve cellos. All these works appear to be unrecorded.
Dehnert, Max (1893-1972) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1961.
Delius, Frederick (1862-1934) wrote his cello concerto in 1922. It was recorded by Jacqueline du Pré in 1965 and by Raphael Wallfisch, both for EMI (now Warner). Julian Lloyd Webber recorded it for RCA (now Sony) and more recently Paul Watkins for Chandos. He also wrote Caprice and Elegy for cello and chamber orchestra in 1930, and this has been recorded by Beatrice Harrison for EMI and more recently by Julian Lloyd Webber for Philips.
Delune, Louis (1876-1940) was a Belgian composer who wrote a cello concerto first published in 1927. He also wrote a work for two cellos and orchestra.
Delvaux, Albert (1913-2007) was a Belgian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1957 and a concerto for cello and orchestra in 1984.
Demuth, Norman (1898-1968) was an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1956.
Denéréaz, Alexandre (1875-1947) was a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto.
Denhoff, Michael (b.1955) is a German composer and cellist who completed a cello concerto in 2011.
Denisov, Edison (1929-1996) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1972 that has been recorded by Alexandre Zagorinsky for Vista Vera. He also wrote the Variations on Haydn’s Canon Tod ist ein langer Schlaf for cello and orchestra in 1982. This has been recorded by Peter Bruns for Hänssler.
Derungs, Gion Antoni (1935-2012) was a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2004. It is unclear to us whether it has been recorded in full but at least the third movement has been recorded by Luzius Gartmann for the Swiss National Sound Archives and this can be heard on some streaming sites such as Primephonic.
Desenne, Paul (b.1959) is a Venezuelan cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2002. He also wrote Dragoncello for six cellos and string orchestra.
Desjoyeaux, Noël (1861-1947) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto which was published in 1900.
Dešpalj, Pavle (1934-2021) was a Croatian composer and conductor who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 2001 that has been recorded by Pavle Zajcev for Cantus.
Deutsch, Alon (b.1985) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2018 that can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Deutsch, Bernd Richard (b.1977) is an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2019 that was premiered in early 2020 by Johannes Moser.
Deutschmann, Gerhard (b.1933) is a German composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra.
Devreese, Frédéric (1929-2020) was a Belgian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Canti in 1999 that appears to be unrecorded.
Deyoe, Nicholas (b.1981) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for amplified cello and ensemble called Lullaby 6 "For Duane" in 2016. This has been recorded by Ashley Walters for Populist Records.
Diaconoff, Ted (1928-2013) was an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1985.
Diamond, David (1915-2005) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1938 which can be heard on YouTube played by Luigi Silva. His Kaddish for cello and orchestra (1987) has been recorded several times, for example by János Starker on Naxos and Jonathan Aasgaard on Avie.
Dibák, Igor (1947-2021) was a Slovakian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1983.
Diethelm, Caspar (1926-1997) was a Swiss composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1958 with chamber accompaniment and around 1975 for full orchestra.
Dietrich, Albert (1829-1908) was a German composer and conductor, and a friend of Brahms. Around 1876 he wrote a cello concerto which has been recorded by Alban Gerhardt for Hyperion.
Dillard, Donald (b.1940) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra in 2015.
Dimitrescu, Constantin (1847-1928) was a Romanian composer and cellist who wrote three cello concertos. The second of these can be heard via the above link played by Marin Cazacu.
Discovolo, Mauro (1909-1989) was an Italian composer and painter who wrote a cello concerto in 1937 and Tre Canti for cello and orchestra in 1952.
Dispa, Robert (1929-2003) was a Belgian-born Dutch composer and cellist who wrote a cello concerto in 1982.
Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von (1739-1799) was an Austrian composer who wrote three concertos for the double bass but only one for the cello. Bohuslav Pavlas recorded it on LP for Supraphon.
Dittrich, Paul-Heinz (1930-2020) was a German composer who wrote a concerto for cello, string quartet and orchestra in 1975 that was recorded on LP by Hans-Joachim Scheitzbach for Nova and by Martin Ostertag for RCA - the latter can be heard on YouTube. Scheitzbach's recording of the work is available on CD in a book called Musikalische Dekonstruktion—Neue Instrumentalmusik in der DDR.
Divossen, Walter J. (b.1938) is a German composer, writer and publisher who wrote a concerto for cello and strings in 1989.
Djabadary, Héraclius (1891-1937) was a Georgian-born composer who lived in France from 1914. He wrote two cello concertos: the first is called Souvenir d'Hongrie and was written around 1920, the second was written around 1924.
Dmitriev, Georgy (1942-2016) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1968.
Doderer, Johanna (b.1969) is an Austrian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra called Millstätter See which was premiered in 2019. The work was first performed with saxophone quartet accompaniment. Part of a subsequent orchestral performance played by Konstantin Manaev can be heard on YouTube via the above link.
Dopper, Cornelis (1870-1939) was a Dutch composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1910 and revised it in 1923. Anner Bylsma can be heard playing it on YouTube.
Doráti, Antal (1906-1988) was a Hungarian-born American conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1977 that has been recorded by János Starker for First Edition and Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus.
Dorfman, Joseph (1940-2006) was a Ukrainian-born Israeli composer who wrote a cello concerto. This can be heard on YouTube played by Mark Drobinsky.
Dorman, Avner (b.1975) is an Israeli composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2012 that can be heard on YouTube played by Inbal Segev.
Dotzauer, Friedrich (1783-1860) was a German cellist who composed nine cello concertos, two of which can be found in the Petrucci Music Library. He also wrote five cello concertinos and several other works for cello and orchestra: Polacca, Variations, Potpourri, Fantaisie, Capriccio, Rondoletto, Andante and Polacca, Three Divertissements and Morceau.
Douvin, Franck (b.1964) is a French flautist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 2018 which can be heard on SoundCloud.
Draganov, Ilia (1913-1977) was a Bulgarian composer and cellist who wrote a cello concerto in 1961.
Dragatakis, Dimitris (1914-2001) was a Greek composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1972.
Dresher, Paul (b.1951) is an American composer who completed a concerto for cello and electro-acoustic ensemble called Unequal Distemperament in 2006.
Driessler, Johannes (1921-1998) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1954.
Drossin, Julius (1918-2007) was an American cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto which was published around 1979.
Drukh, Igor (b.1966) is a Russian composer who wrote a Fantasia-concerto for cello and orchestra called Raising of Lasarus which was published in 2009.
Dubois, Pierre-Max (1930-1995) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1958.
Dubrovay, László (b.1943) is a Hungarian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2012.
Dubugnon, Richard (b.1968) is a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2016. A version with piano accompaniment can be heard on YouTube played by Yan Levionnois.
Duchaň, Jan (b.1927) is or was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto which can be heard on YouTube played by Michaela Fukačová. Apart from that provided in the link above, very little information about this composer is available on internet.
Duddell, Joe (b.1972) is a British composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra called Shadowplay which was premiered in 2003 by Thomas Carroll. This can be heard on YouTube, with the performer uncredited and it being erroneously labelled as a percussion concerto.
Duke, Vernon (Dukelsky, Vladimir) (1903-1969) was a Russian-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1945 that has been recorded by Sam Magill for Naxos.
Dumitrescu, Gheorghe (1914-1996) was a Romanian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1947.
Duport, Jean-Louis (1749-1819) was a French cellist who wrote six cello concertos. Nos. 1, 4 and 5 have been recorded for Mirare by Raphaël Pidoux and Peter Hörr has recorded Nos. 4-6 for MDG. The second and fifth have been recorded by Frédéric Lodéon for Erato.
Duport, Jean-Pierre (1741-1818) was a French cellist and composer, and brother of Jean-Louis. He wrote a cello concerto in E minor.
Dupuis, Albert (1877-1967) was a Belgian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1926. He also wrote Počme oriental for cello and orchestra in 1924.
Durkó, Péter (b.1972) is a Hungarian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2000.
Dusapin, Pascal (b.1955) is a French composer who has written two cello concertos. No.1 dates from 1996, is subtitled Celo [sic] and has been recorded by Sonia Wieder-Atherton for Montaigne. No.2 is called Outscape, dates from 2016 and was written for Alisa Weilerstein but is yet to be recorded.
Dutilleux, Henri (1916-2013) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1970 called Tout un monde lointain for Mstislav Rostropovich who recorded it for EMI in 1974. It has since been recorded many times including by Marc Coppey for Aeon, Anssi Karttunen for DG and Johannes Moser for Pentatone.
Dvořák, Antonín (1841-1904) wrote two cello concertos, the first in 1865 in A major with piano accompaniment for Ludevít Peer. He never orchestrated or published the work but it has been orchestrated by Günter Raphael and Jarmil Burghauser. Steven Isserlis plays the former version in his Hyperion disc which couples the two Dvořák concertos. Several other recordings of the early concerto have been made. Ramon Jaffé uses the Burghauser version on his cpo disc. The second concerto in B minor dates from 1895 and is possibly the most recorded cello concerto of all. MusicWeb International has a review index with links to all the reviews on the site. Almost all the great cellists of the recording era are there. Dvořák also composed two fairly short pieces for cello and orchestra - Silent Woods (1884) and Rondo in G minor (1893). These have also been recorded frequently, often alongside the B minor concerto. Alternatively they are both performed by Dmitry Yablonsky alongside his less well-known orchestral works on a Naxos disc.
Dzegelenok, Alexander (1891-1969) was a Russian composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1929 and 1936.
Dzenītis, Andris (b.1978) is a Latvian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1996.
Dziadek, Andrzej (b.1957) is a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2014 that has been recorded by Adam Krzeszowiec for Dux.
Earl, David (b.1951) is a South African composer based in England who wrote a cello concerto in 1994. This can be heard on YouTube played by Alexander Chaushian.
Earnest, David Alan (b.1960) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2002 that can be heard on YouTube played by Samuel Smith.
Ebenhöh, Horst (b.1930) is an Austrian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and small orchestra in 1985. This has been recorded by Ricardo Bru for ORF and this can be heard on YouTube.
Eckerberg, Sixten (1909-1991) was a Swedish conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1973.
Eckert, Karl (1820-1879) was as German composer who wrote a cello concerto first performed around 1869.
Eder, Helmut (1916-2005) was an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto called ...wo die Trompete das Thema beginnt! in 1981.
Edlin, Paul Max (b.1963) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto called Don in 2006 that can be heard on SoundCloud played by Gabriella Swallow.
Eespere, René (b.1953) is an Estonian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra called Concertatus Celatus in 2004 that has been recorded by Marius Järvi for Antes.
Egge, Klaus (1906-1979) was a Norwegian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1966. It was recorded live by Erling Blöndal Bengtsson in 1967 for Danacord, and has since been recorded by Laszlo Varga for Aurora.
Ehrenberg, Carl (1878-1962) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1958.
Eichberg, Sřren Nils (b.1973) is a German-Danish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2006. He also wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra.
Einfeldt, Dieter (b.1935) is a German composer who wrote a concerto for cello and eleven strings.
Ekström, Lars (1956-2015) was a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto called A fantasy over a bounded string in 1998.
El-Dabh, Halim (1921-2017) was an Egyptian born American composer who wrote a cello concerto for Karen Patterson in 2007 subtitled The Invisible Bridge.
El-Masri, Abdalla (b.1962) is a Lebanese-Russian composer based in Kuwait who wrote a cello concerto in 2012. This can be heard on YouTube in two parts played by Avetis Gyogchyan.
Elfman, Danny (b.1953) is an American composer, mainly of film music who wrote a cello concerto in 2021 which was premiered by Gautier Capuçon in March 2022.
Elgar, Edward (1865-1934) wrote his cello concerto in 1919. The first recording was made by Beatrice Harrison conducted by the composer in 1928, a version which has been issued several times, most recently on Somm. There is a review index for the work on MusicWeb International and, as for Dvořák, the list of cellists who have recorded this work is stellar. Possibly the most famous recording was made by Jacqueline du Pré in 1965 conducted by Sir John Barbirolli.
Elias, Brian (b.1948) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2015 which was premiered at the Proms in 2017 by Leonard Elschenbroich.
Elías, Manuel Jorge de (b.1939) is a Mexican composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1990.
Ellis, David (b.1933) is an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1978 which he revised in 2004. He also produced a performing edition of Malcolm Arnold’s cello concerto.
Emborg, Jens Laursřn (1876-1957) was a Danish organist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1949.
Emmert, František (1940-2015) was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1970.
Emszt, András (b.1989) is a Hungarian composer who wrote a cello concerto, the premiere of which in 2012 can be heard on YouTube played by Bendegúz Kovács.
Engel, Paul (b.1949) is an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1987.
Engelmann, Hans Ulrich (1921-2011) was a German composer who wrote a concerto for cello and strings in 1948.
Englund, Einar (1916-1999) was a Finnish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1954 that has been recorded by Jan-Erik Gustafsson for Ondine.
Engström, Torbjörn (b.1963) is a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1993. He also wrote a concertino for cello and string orchestra in 1992.
Enríquez, Manuel (1926-1994) was a Mexican composer and violinist who wrote a cello concerto in 1985.
Eötvös, Péter (b.1944) is a Hungarian composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto grosso in 2011 that has been recorded by Jean-Guihen Queyras for Alpha.
Erb, Donald (1927-2008) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1975 that has been recorded by Lynn Harrell for New World Records. This can be heard on YouTube.
Erdmann, Dietrich (1917-2009) is a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1985 that has been recorded by Wolfgang Boettcher for Thorofon.
Erőd, Iván (1936-2019) was a Hungarian-Austrian composer and pianist who wrote a cello concerto in 2005.
Escaich, Thierry (b.1965) is a French composer and organist who wrote a cello concerto in 2014.
Escudero, Francisco (1912-2002) was a Basque composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1971 that has been recorded by Asier Polo for Claves.
Eshpai, Andrei (1925-2015) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1989 for Mstislav Rostropovich.
Etler, Alvin (1913-1973) was an American composer and oboist who wrote a concerto for cello and seven instruments in 1970.
Evangelisti, Franco (1926-1980) was an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1953.
Evett, Robert (1922-1975) was an American composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1954 and 1971. The second has been recorded by Luis Leguia for Albany.
Ewert, Maximilian (b.1974) is a German violinist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1992.
Facius, Johann Heinrich (1760-1806) was a German composer who wrote three cello concertos.
Fagerlund, Sebastian (b.1972) is a Finnish composer who wrote a cello concerto called Nomade in 2018 which has been recorded by Nicolas Altstaedt for BIS. He also wrote Silent Words for cello and string orchestra in 2013.
Fairouz, Mohammed (b.1985) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto Desert Sorrows in 2015 for Maya Beiser.
Falik, Yuri (1936-2009) was a Soviet cellist, conductor and composer who wrote his Concerto della passione for cello and orchestra in 1988. It has been recorded by Natalia Gutman for Northern Flowers.
Falugi, Antonio was an 18th century composer, probably Italian, for whom little information appears to be available on the internet. His cello concerto in D major is listed in Répertoire International des Sources Musicales.
Fang Dongqing (b.1981) is a Chinese composer who has written four cello concertos: Inscription of the Hero in 2009, Wing of Love in 2010, Dedicated to the Sea in 2017 and Mission in 2018.
Farber, Sharon (b.1965) is an Israeli composer based in the USA who wrote a concerto for cello, orchestra and narrator called Bestemming. This is based on the story of Curt Lowens, a hero of the Dutch Resistance in the Second World War. The premiere from 2014 with Lowens narrating can be heard on Vimeo with Ruslan Buryikov as the soloist.
Farberman, Harold (1929-2018) was an American composer and conductor who wrote a Millenium concerto for cello and orchestra in 2000 that has been recorded by Eugene Moye for the American Symphony Orchestra's label.
Faria, Nelson (b.1963) is a Brazilian guitarist and composer whose Concerto Brasileiro for cello and orchestra was premiered in 2013. This can be heard on YouTube played by Gustavo Tavares.
Farińas, Carlos (1934-2002) was a Cuban composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1996.
Farkas, Ferenc (1905-2000) was a Hungarian composer who wrote Trittico concertato, a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 1964. He also wrote Concertino all'antica for the same forces and both have been recorded by Miklós Perényi for Toccata Classics.
Farr, Gareth (b.1968) is a New Zealand composer who wrote a cello concerto called Chemin des Dames in 2017 in memory of combatants in the First World War. This has been recorded by Sébastian Hurtaud for Rubicon and he can also be heard playing it on YouTube.
Faye-Jozin, Hélčne-Frédérique de (1871-1942) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1931.
Fazzi, Christopher is an American conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto which was premiered by Ronald Royer in 1989.
Fedele, Ivan (b.1953) is an Italian composer who has written two cello concertos. The first dates from 1996 and has been recorded by Jean-Guihen Queyras for Stradivarius. Est!, concerto No.2 for cello and small orchestra dates from 2005. This work, and Imaginary Depth for cello and chamber orchestra (1997), can be heard on YouTube played by Michele Marco Rossi. Fedele also wrote Dioscuri for two cellos and orchestra in 1997.
Fekete, Gyula (b.1962) is a Hungarian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2017.
Feld, Jindřich (1925-2007) was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1958 that has been recorded by Guy Fallot for VDE-Gallo.
Feldbusch, Eric (1922-2007) was a Belgian cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1988. He also wrote an Adagio for three cellos and string orchestra and adapted the Concerto Militaire by François Servais for cello and orchestra.
Felix, Václav (1928-2008) was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1990.
Fellner, Hans (1891-1965) was an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1944.
Fennimore, Joseph (b.1940) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1974.
Fenzi, Vittorio (1780-1827) was an Italian composer and cellist who wrote at least two cello concertos (this source quotes four), in D minor and E minor.
Fernström, John (1897-1961) was a Swedish conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1940.
Ferrante, Andrea (b.1968) is an Italian composer who wrote Blu cello concerto for cello and orchestra, and Concerto giocoso for cello and strings, both for Luca Fiorentini in 2014.
Ferreira, Aleh (Alexandre) (b.1966) is a Brazilian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2018 that can be heard on YouTube. He also wrote a brief Adagio e allegro for cello and string orchestra in 1997 which is labelled as a concerto on the composer's website.
Ferritto, John (1937-2010) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1979.
Fetherolf, David (b.1956) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1993 that has been recorded by Jing Jiang for Vienna Modern Masters.
Fiala, Josef (1748-1816) was a Bohemian composer of two cello concertos, in G and D. Both have been recorded by Orfeo Mandozzi for Eurynome. His concerto in G has also been recorded by Karel Fiala for Gramofonové Závody, and this can be heard on YouTube.
Ficher, Jacobo (1896-1978) was an Argentine composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1974.
Filleul, Henry (1877-1959) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1922.
Fils, Anton (aka Johann Anton Filtz) (1733-1760) was a prolific German composer. Two of his cello concertos can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Finckel, Michael is an American cellist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra.
Fine, Michael (b.1950) is an American recording producer and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra in 2016. He also wrote a concerto for two cellos.
Fine, Vivian (1913-2000) was an American composer who wrote a chamber concerto for cello and six instruments in 1966.
Finko, David (b.1936) is a Russian-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2001.
Finsterer, Mary (b.1962) is an Australian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Ascension and descend in 2001.
Finzi, Gerald (1901-1956) was a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1955. This has been recorded by Yo-Yo Ma for Lyrita, Tim Hugh for Naxos, and Raphael Wallfisch and Paul Watkins for Chandos.
Fiorenza, Nicola (or Nicolň) (c.1700/1710-1764) was a Neapolitan violinist who wrote five cello concertos, all of which have been recorded. The concerto in B flat of 1728 has been recorded by Giovanni Sollima for Glossa. His concertos in F and A minor have been recorded by Gaetano Nasillo for Zig-Zag (also on Arcana). The A minor was formerly attributed to Nicola Porpora. Both the D major concertos have been recorded by Marco Testori for Fuga Libera.
Fiorini, Karl (b.1979) is a Maltese composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2005.
Firsova, Elena (b.1950) is a Russian composer who wrote four cello concertos which as yet are unrecorded: No.1 (1973), No.2 (chamber concerto No.2, 1982), No.3 (chamber concerto No.5, 1996), No.4 (concerto-elegy 2008). The fourth was premiered in 2011 by Anatole Liebermann who had also premiered the first in 1975.
Firšt, Nenad (b.1964) is a Slovenian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1994 that has been recorded by Andrej Petrač for Ars Slovenica.
Fitelberg, Jerzy (1903-1951) was a Polish-American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1931.
Fitkin, Graham (b.1963) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2011 which was premiered at the Proms that year by Yo-Yo Ma.
Fitzenhagen, Wilhelm (1848-1890) was a German cellist best known as the dedicatee of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. He wrote four cello concertos. The first from 1870 and second from 1871 have been recorded by Alban Gerhardt for Hyperion, and the second has been recorded by Jens Peter Maintz for Oehms. The third and fourth are included in this list of his works in the Petrucci Music Library and appear to be unrecorded. Gerhardt’s disc also includes two other works for cello and orchestra: Ballade and Resignation.
Flaherty, Thomas (b.1950) is an American cellist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra in 2019. A version played by Robert deMaine with piano accompaniment can be heard on YouTube via the above link.
Flem, Kjell (b.1943) is a Norwegian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2005 which was premiered by Torun Stavseng in 2016.
Florczak, Lukas (b.1994) is a student at the University of the Pacific in California who wrote a cello concerto in 2019 that can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Florentz, Jean-Louis (1947-2004) was a French composer who completed a cello concerto called Le Songe de Lluc Alcari in 1994. This has been recorded by Yvan Chiffoleau for MFA.
Flössner, Franz (1899-1972) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto that was recorded by Helmut Reimann for Melisma in the 1950s and has been reissued on CD.
Flügelman, Máximo (b.1950) is an Argentinian composer and financier who wrote a cello concerto which was premiered by Gary Hoffman in 2005. An earlier version consisting of a single movement Rhapsody for cello and orchestra was premiered by Boris Pergamenschikow. The complete work can be heard on SoundCloud via above link to the composer’s website although it is not made clear whether Hoffman is the cellist or Inbal Segev who gave the US premiere in 2012.
Flury, Urs Joseph (b.1941) is a Swiss violinist and composer (and son of the composer Richard Flury) who wrote a cello concerto in 1977 that was recorded on LP by Pierre Fournier for Pan and has been subsequently issued on CD by Musiques Suisses.
Focks, Annette (b.1964) is a German composer who wrote a cello concerto called A musical letter without words in 2008.
Foerster, Josef Bohuslav (1859-1951) was a Bohemian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1930 which has been recorded by Jirí Bárta for Supraphon.
Fongaard, Bjřrn (1919-1980) was a prolific Norwegian composer and guitarist who wrote three cello concertos in 1977. He also wrote a concerto for cello and tape in 1976 and this can be heard on SoundCloud played by Zoë Martlew.
Fontanelli, Simone (b.1961) is an Italian composer who wrote two concertos for cello and string orchestra: In segreta solitudine (2013) and Tagebuch eines fahrenden Tänzers (2017). The former can be heard on YouTube played by Enrico Bronzi.
Fontanesi, David (b.1969) is an Italian composer who wrote Concerto Arcadico for cello and orchestra in 2017. This has been recorded by Francesco Stefanelli for Da Vinci Classics.
Fontenla, Jorge (1927-2016) was an Argentine composer who wrote a cello concerto. He also wrote Lamento for cello and chamber orchestra in 1980.
Fontyn, Jacqueline (b.1930) is a Belgian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Colinda in 1991 which has been recorded by Jan-Filip Tupa for Cybele. She also wrote Digressions for cello and chamber orchestra in 1962.
Foote, Arthur (1853-1937) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1893. Douglas Moore recorded it on LP for the Musical Heritage Society and can be heard playing it on YouTube.
Ford, Andrew (b.1957) is an English-born Australian composer who wrote a cello concerto called The Great Memory in 1994.
Forino, Luigi (1868-1936) was an Italian-Argentine cellist and composer who wrote two concertos for cello and orchestra. The second is known as the Concerto romantico.
Forlivesi, Carlo (b.1971) is an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Lauda in 2007 for Anssi Karttunen.
Forst, Rudolf (1900-1973) was an American composer and artist who wrote a cello concerto.
Forsyth, Malcolm (1936-2011) was a South African-born Canadian trombonist and composer who wrote a cello concerto called Electra Rising in 1995 that has been recorded by his daughter Amanda Forsyth (for whom it was written) on CBC.
Fortner, Wolfgang (1907-1987) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1951 that can be heard on YouTube played by Siegfried Palm. He also wrote Zyklus for cello and chamber orchestra without strings in 1970 and this has been recorded by Sebastian Hess for Wergo.
Foss, Lukas (1922-2009) was a German-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1966 that was recorded by Mstislav Rostropovich for Doremi the following year during his Carnegie Hall marathon. He also wrote Orpheus for cello (or viola or violin) and small orchestra (1972), and Capriccio for cello and small orchestra (1999).
Fougstedt, Nils-Eric (1910-1961) was a Finnish composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto in 1942.
Foulds, John (1880-1939) was an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1909 that has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Dutton Epoch. There are also two surviving movements from an earlier projected concerto dating from 1906 which were published as Lento e scherzetto for cello and orchestra. They have been recorded by Benjamin Hughes for Dutton Epoch.
Fountain, Primous III (b.1949) is an American composer who has written a cello concerto which was commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra. The second movement can be heard on YouTube played by Anthony Elliott. An article published in 2014 in the San Francisco Classical Voice suggests that this may be part of a complete recording but we have been unable to find evidence of its availability.
Frances-Hoad, Cheryl (b.1980) is a British composer who wrote Katharsis for cello and ensemble in 2013. This has been recorded by David Cohen for Champs Hill. She also wrote a concertino for cello and orchestra that was premiered in 1996.
Franceschini, Matteo (b.1979) is an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Voce in 2013. This can be heard on SoundCloud played by Xavier Phillips.
Francesconi, Luca (b.1956) is an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Rest in 2004 that has been recorded by Enrico Dindo (live) and Anssi Karttunen, both for Stradivarius. His second concerto called Das Ding singt dates from 2017, and the premiere can be heard on YouTube played by Jay Campbell. He has also written Unexpected End of Formula for cello, ensemble and electronics in 2008, and this has been recorded by Dirk Wietheger for Wergo.
Franchomme, Auguste (1808-1884) was a French cellist who composed a cello concerto in 1846. A MIDI file of this work can be heard on YouTube with piano roll accompaniment.
Franco, Johan (1908-1988) was a Dutch-born American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra in 1962 that is the second work in a Concerto lirico series. He also wrote a Fantasy for cello and orchestra in 1951, and that has been recorded by Samuel Brill for CRI.
Franco-Mendčs, Jacques (1816-1889) was a Dutch cellist whose Grand cello concerto No.3 dating from around 1879 can be found in the Petrucci Music Library. I can find no evidence of others or that this work has been recorded.
Frandsen, John (b.1956) is a Danish conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto called Hymn to the Ice Queen in 1998 which has been recorded by Svend Winslřv for Dacapo.
Franke-Blom, Lars-Ĺke (b.1941) is a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1978. A private recording exists of the premiere which was given by Miroslav Jovic the following year.
Fredriksson, Lennart (b.1952) is a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2006.
Freed, Isadore (1900-1960) was a Belarusian-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1952.
Freidlin, Jan (b.1944) is a Russian-born composer now based in Israel. In 1994 he wrote a concerto for cello, string orchestra and vibraphone. It was dedicated to Micha Haran who can be heard playing it on YouTube (there are three separate videos – Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3).
Freisitzer, Roland (b.1973) is an Austrian composer and conductor who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra in 1999.
Freund, Don (b.1947) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello, percussion and orchestra in 1979. This can be heard on SoundCloud but the cellist is uncredited.
Friar, Sean (b.1985) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and wind ensemble called Dynamics in 2017. This can be heard on YouTube played by Michael Kaufman.
Fribbins, Peter (b.1969) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2019 which was premiered by Sebastian Comberti.
Friedlander, Ernst (1906-1966) was an Austrian-born Canadian composer and cellist who wrote a cello concerto in 1959.
Friemann, Witold (1889-1977) was a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1950.
Fritsch, Johannes (1941-2010) was a German composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra in 1985.
Frumerie, Gunnar de (1908-1987) was a late-romantic Swedish composer who arranged his second cello sonata from 1949 as a concerto in 1984. A three movement work lasting about 25 minutes, it has been recorded for Caprice by Mats Lidström.
Fuga, Sandro (1906-1994) was an Italian composer and pianist who wrote a cello concerto in 1955.
Fujikura, Dai (b.1997) is a Japanese composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2017 that can be heard on YouTube played by Katinka Kleijn.
Fuleihan, Anis (1919-1970) was a Cypriot-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1963. He also wrote a Rhapsody for cello and strings in 1946.
Fulkerson, James (b.1945) is an American composer based in the Netherlands who wrote a concerto for amplified cello and fifteen instrumentalists in 1978.
Funk, Eric (b.1949) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello, strings and timpani subtitled Hommage ŕ Jacqueline du Pré in 1992. This has been recorded by Olga Ogranovitch for MMC.

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