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Alphabetical Listing of Composers of Cello Concertos
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Recorded i.e. all of the composer’s cello concertos have been recorded
Partly recorded i.e. some of the composer’s cello concertos have been recorded
Unrecorded i.e. none of the composer’s cello concertos have been recorded
 
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.
Calmel, Roger (1920-1998) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto which was premiered by Charles Reneau in 1968.
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.
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.
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.
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, Robert (1899-1972) was a celebrated French pianist and also a composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1947.
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.
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 cello concerto 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 arpegionne sonata for cello and orchestra.
Castaldo, Joseph (1927-2000) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1995.
Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario (1895-1968) was an Italian 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 that was recorded in 1993 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.
Cerha, Friedrich (b.1926) is an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1996 that has been recorded by Heinrich Schiff for ECM.
Chalayev, Shirvani (b. 1936) is a Dagenstani 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.
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.
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.
Chin, Gordon (b.1957) is a Taiwanese composer whose 2006 cello concerto was recorded by Wen-Sinn Yang for Naxos. Literary quotations from Shakespeare, Pascal and Samuel Johnson preface the three movements. Although the concerto is designated as No.1, I can find no information about further cello concertos by this composer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Connesson, Guillaume (b.1970) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2008 that has been recorded by Jérôme Pernoo for DG.
Constantinides, Dinos (b.1929) is 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.
Conyngham, Barry (b.1944) is an Australian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and strings in 1984.
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.
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.
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.
Cresswell, Lyell (b.1944) is a composer from New Zealand who wrote a cello concerto in 1984 that has been recorded by Roman Jablonski for Continuum.
Crosse, Gordon (b.1937) is an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1979 that was recorded by Alexander Baillie for NMC.
Cwojdziński, Andrzej (b.1928) is a Polish composer who has written three cello concertos: No.1 in 1965, No.2 in 1968 and No.3 in 1993.
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.
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.
Danzi, Franz (1763-1826) was a German cellist who wrote 3 cello concertos. The one in E minor has been recorded by Aurélien Pascal for Sony. He also wrote Variations on Mozart’s Lŕ ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni for cello and orchestra and this has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus.
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.
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 4 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.
Dediu, Dan (b.1967) is a Romanian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2019 that has been recorded by Mircea Marian for Klanglogo.
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.
Delune, Louis (1876-1940) was a Belgian composer who wrote a cello concerto first published in 1927.
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 me 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.
Dešpalj, Pavle (b.1934) is 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.
Devreese, Frédéric (1929-2020) was a Belgian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1999 that appears to be unrecorded.
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.
Dietrich, Albert (1829-1908) was a German composer and conductor, and a friend of Brahms. In around 1876 he wrote a cello concerto which has been recorded by Alban Gerhardt for Hyperion.
Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von (1739-1799) was an Austrian composer who wrote three concertos for the double bass but only one 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 has been recorded by Hans-Joachim Scheitzbach for Nova and by Martin Ostertag for RCA - the latter can be heard on YouTube. A recording of the work is available on CD in a book called Musikalische Dekonstruktion—Neue Instrumentalmusik in der DDR but I have been unable to identify the cellist.
Dmitriev, Georgy (1942-2016) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1968.
Dopper, Cornelius (1870-1939) was a Dutch composer who wrote his concerto in 1910 and it revised in 1923. Anner Bylsma can be heard playing it on YouTube.
Doráti, Antal (1906-1988) was a Hungarian 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.
Dotzauer, Friedrich (1783-1860) was a German cellist who composed two cello concertos that can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Dragatakis, Dimitris (1914-2001) was a Greek composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1972.
Dubois, Pierre-Max (1930-1995) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1958.
Duke, Vernon (1903-1969) was a Russian born American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1945 that has been recorded by Sam Magill for Naxos.
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.
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 Montaine. 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ellis, David (b.1933) is an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1977 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.
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.
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.
Erőd, Iván (1936-2019) was a Hungarian-Austrian composer and pianist who wrote a cello concerto in 2005.
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) is a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1989 for Mstislav Rostropovich.
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.
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 dating from 2005 appears to be unrecorded.
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.
Felix, Václav (1928-2008) was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1990.
Fernström, John (1897-1961) was a Swedish conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1940.
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.
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 three cello concertos. His concerto in B flat in 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). Catherine Jones has also recorded the A minor concerto for ABC.
Firsova, Elena (b.1950) is a Russian composer who has written four 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.
Fitzenhagen, Wilhelm (1848-1890) was a German cellist best known as the dedicatee of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. He wrote at least three cellos; 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 appears to be unrecorded and his Wikipedia page suggests a fourth. Gerhardt’s disc also includes his Ballade Conzertstück for cello and orchestra.
Flem, Kjell (b.1943) is a Norwegian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2005.
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 Hans Müller-Kray for Melisma in the 1950s and has been reissued on CD.
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 Musique Suisse.
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.
Foote, Arthur (1853-1937) was an American composer who wrote a three movement cello concerto in 1894. Douglas Moore recorded it on LP for the Musical Heritage Society and can be heard playing it on YouTube.
Forlivesi, Carlo (b.1971) is an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Lauda in 2007 for Anssi Karttunen.
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 an 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.
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.
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. He has also written two other works for cello and orchestra. Unexpected End of Formula from 2008 has been recorded by Dirk Wietheger for Wergo. The premiere of Das Ding Singt in 2017 played by Jay Campbell can be heard on YouTube.
Franchomme, Auguste (1808-1884) was a French cellist who composed a cello concerto in 1846. This can be heard on YouTube with piano roll accompaniment.
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 Winslov by for Dacapo.
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 in on YouTube (there are three separate videos – Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3).
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.
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.

Key:
Recorded i.e. all of the composer’s cello concertos have been recorded
Partly recorded i.e. some of the composer’s cello concertos have been recorded
Unrecorded i.e. none of the composer’s cello concertos have been recorded

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