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Gabichvadze, Reva (1913-1999) was a Georgian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1950.
Gabriel, Wolfgang (b.1930) is an Austrian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 1957.
Gagić, Bogdan (b.1931) is a Croatian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1987.
Gagneux, Renaud (1947-2018) was a French composer who wrote his first concerto, Triptyque for cello and orchestra in 1990 - this has been recorded by Mstislav Rostropovich on Warner. He wrote a second concerto in 1999 and Thorsten Benkel has informed me that a (presumably private) recording exists by Gary Hoffman and the Orchestre Français des Jeunes, possibly of the premiere given in 2000.
Gajewski, Jaromir (b.1961) is a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1988.
Gál, Hans (1890-1987) was an Austrian composer who settled in Edinburgh where he wrote his cello concerto in 1944. It has been recorded by Antonio Meneses for Avie and Raphael Wallfisch for cpo.
Galante, Carlo (b.1959) is an Italian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and 10 instruments called Luna in Aquario (Moon in Aquarius) which was premiered in 2004. This has been recorded by Enrico Dindo for Velut Luna. He also wrote Quattro maschere di Dioniso for cello and string orchestra (2011), and a piccolo concerto for two cellos and string orchestra.
Galay, Daniel (b.1945) is an Argentine-born Israeli composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1997. He also wrote In memoriam for cello (or clarinet) and string orchestra in the same year.
Galindo, Blas (1910-1993) was a Mexican composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1984.
Gamburg, Grigori (1900-1967) was a Soviet composer who wrote two cello concertos, No.1 in 1939 and No.2 in 1944.
Ganz, Moritz (1806-1868) was a German cellist who wrote two cello concertos which were published in 1830 and 1836. The second can be found in the Petrucci Music Library and was dedicated to Czar Nicholas I of Russia.
García Abril, Antón (1933-2021) was a Spanish composer who wrote a cello concerto called Concierto de las Tierras Altas in 1999. This has been recorded by Asier Polo for Autor.
Garcia-Velasquez, Pedro (b.1984) is a French-Colombian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra called Moro de Venecia in 2013. This can be heard on YouTube played by Askar Ishangaliyev.
Garrido-Lecca, Celso (b.1926) is a Peruvian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1994 that has been recorded by Carlos Prieto for Urtext.
Garth, John (1721-1810), a cellist and composer from Durham, England wrote six cello concertos which were published in 1760. They have all been recorded by Richard Tunnicliffe for Divine Art. The second only has been recorded by Alexander Baillie on Helios.
Gaudibert, Éric (1936-2012) was a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1993. He also wrote Concerto lirico for soprano, cello and percussion in 1995.
Gavazzeni, Gianandrea (1909-1996) was an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1936.
Ge Gan-ru (b.1954) is a Chinese composer who composed a concerto for cello and orchestra called Lost Style II in 2004. The premiere can be heard on YouTube played by Frank Su Huang. The composer's Wikipedia page indicates that he has since destroyed the work.
Geissler, Fritz (1921-1984) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1974 that appears to be unrecorded. He also wrote a cello concertino in 1981 that has been recorded by Hans-Joachim Scheitzbach for Hastedt. This can be heard on YouTube.
Gelbrun, Artur (1913-1985) was a Polish-born Israeli composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1962. This can be heard on YouTube played by Lynn Harrell.
Gemrot, Jiří (b.1957) is a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1984 which was recorded the following year on LP by Maire Hixova for Panton. He also wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 2009, the premiere of which was recorded privately by Jeremy Findlay (and can be heard on YouTube) along with performances of Gemrot’s concertino for cello, piano and orchestra (2004), and Lamento for cello and string orchestra (2012).
Genzmer, Harald (1909-2007) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1950 that has been recorded by Patrick Demenga for Capriccio. He also wrote a concerto for cello and winds in 1969 which was recorded on LP by Angelica May for Impression.
Georgiev, Lubomir (1951-2005) was a Bulgarian cellist and composer who emigrated to the USA. He wrote a cello concerto in 1981.
Gerber, Steven (1948-2015) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1994 that has been recorded by Carter Brey for Koch.
Gernsheim, Friedrich (1839-1916) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1907 that has been recorded by Alban Gerhardt for Hyperion.
Gerov, Nayden (1916-1989) was a Bulgarian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1986.
Gerster, Ottmar (1897-1969) was a German violist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1946.
Gesensway, Louis (1906-1976) was a Latvian-American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1973.
Gibson, Boyd (b.1952) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto that can be heard on YouTube (Part I; Part II) played by Nathan Bernacki.
Gienko, Boris (1917-2000) was an Uzbek composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra designated as No.1. This can be heard on YouTube played by Anna Popovich.
Ginastera, Alberto (1916-1983) was an Argentine composer who wrote two cello concertos: No.1 in 1968 and No.2 in 1980. Mark Kosower has recorded them both for Naxos.
Giner, Bruno (b.1960) is a French composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 2000 which was premiered by Christophe Roy in 2001.
Ginzel, Hans-Henning (b.1988) is a German composer and cellist who completed a cello concerto called Triptychon in 2018 which he can be heard playing on YouTube (Part I); (Parts II and III).
Giraud, Suzanne (b.1958) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2004.
Giron, Arsenio (b.1932) is a Spanish-born American composer based in Canada who wrote a cello concerto in 1988. This can be heard on YouTube, presumably played by Christine Newland.
Glaser, Werner Wolf (1910-2006) was a German-born Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1976.
Glass, Paul (b.1934) is a Swiss-American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1961.
Glass, Philip (b.1937) is an American composer who wrote two cello concertos. No.1 dates from 2001 and has been recorded by Julian Lloyd Webber and Wendy Sutter. No.2 called Naqoyqatsi appeared in 2012 and has been recorded by Matt Haimovitz. All these recordings are on the Orange Mountain label.
Glazunov, Alexander (1865-1936) was a Russian composer whose contribution to the genre was a late four movement work called Concerto ballata. It was written for Pablo Casals in 1931 and lasts about 20 minutes. The work has been recorded several times and there are reviews on MusicWeb International of performances by Mstislav Rostropovich from 1964 (Melodiya), Alexander Rudin (Naxos), Jamie Walton (Signum) and Wen-Sinn Yang (Warner), who also recorded the composer’s brief Chant du Ménestrel for cello and orchestra.
Glenck, Hermann von (1883-1952) was a Swiss composer who wrote a symphonic concerto for cello and orchestra in one movement in 1951.
Gličre, Reinhold (1875-1956) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1946 for Sviatoslav Knushevitsky that has been recorded by Sergei Sudgilovsky for Olympia (now on Alto), Quirine Viersen for Dom Talent and Dmitry Khrychov for Northern Flowers.
Glonti (Ghlonti), Felix (1927-2012) was a Georgian composer who wrote two pieces that might be regarded as cello concertos: Symphonic meditations on a theme by Francesco Petrarca for cello and orchestra in 1977 (recorded on LP by Medea Abrahamyan for Melodiya - this can be heard on YouTube); and Marienbad Elegy, a symphony concertante for cello and orchestra (recorded on LP in 1990 by Maris Villeruss for Melodiya - this can also be heard on YouTube).
Glyn, Gareth (b.1951) is a Welsh composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1987.
Gnattali, Radamés (1906-1988) was a Brazilian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1941. He also wrote Brasiliana No.9 for cello and chamber orchestra in 1960 and a concerto for cello, piano and strings in 1965 that can be heard on YouTube with Iberę Gomes Grosso as the cellist.
Goddard, Marcus (b.1973) is a Canadian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2020 which was premiered in February 2020 by Ariel Barnes.
Goens, Daniël van (1858-1904) was a French cellist of Dutch descent best known for his scherzo for cello and piano. He wrote two cello concertos, the first dates from 1886 and can be heard on You Tube played by Orfeo Mandozzi. The second was written for David Popper and published in 1901.
Goldschmidt, Berthold (1903-1996) was a German-born composer who emigrated to England in 1935. His 1954 cello concerto has been recorded several times, including by Raphael Wallfisch and David Geringas for cpo, Yo-Yo Ma for Decca and Julian Steckel for C-Avi.
Goldšteins, Edmunds (1927-2008) was a Latvian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1963 that was recorded on LP by Māris Villerušs for Melodiya.
Goleminov, Marin (1908-2000) was a Bulgarian composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1946 and 1984. He later transcribed the first for viola.
Golestan, Stan (1875-1956) was a Romanian composer who wrote Concerto moldave for cello and orchestra in 1936.
Golijov, Osvaldo (b.1960) is an Argentine composer who wrote a cello concerto called Azul for cello, obbligato group and orchestra in 2006. This has been recorded by Yo-Yo Ma for Warner and he can also be heard playing it live on YouTube. Golijov also wrote Mariel for cello and orchestra in 2008.
Golob, Jani (b.1948) is a Slovenian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2001 that has been recorded by Miloš Mlejnik for Ars Slovenica.
Goltermann, Georg (1824-1898) was a German cellist who wrote eight concertos, the first of which was published in 1852. The slow movement of this was recorded as a solo by Pablo Casals. His third concerto was recorded by Orfeo Mandazzi for XXI-21 Productions. The rest appear to be unrecorded but the fourth can be heard complete on YouTube played by Michael Ruprecht.
Golubev, Evgeny (1910-1988) was a Russian composer who was taught by Myaskovsky. In 1956 he wrote a cello concerto which has been recorded by Mstislav Rostropovich for the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire label.
Gompper, David (b.1954) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2019 that has been recorded by Timothy Gill for Naxos.
González, Luis Jorge (1936-2016) was an Argentine composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2006 (see also page 315). He also wrote Way back when ... for cello and orchestra in 2015.
González Casellas, Fernando (1925-1998) was an Argentine composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1982.
Goodyear, Stewart (b.1978) is a Canadian pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto which was premiered in February 2020 by Rachel Mercer who can be heard discussing the work on YouTube.
Gordon, Geoffrey (b.1968) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto (after Thomas Mann’s Doktor Faustus) in 2013 which has been recorded by Toke Mřldrup for BIS.
Görner, Hans-Georg (1908-1984) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1965.
Gosfield, Annie (b.1960) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto called Almost Truths and Open Deceptions in 2007. This was originally a chamber concerto for cello and six other instruments and was scored for full orchestra in 2016. The original version has been recorded by Felix Fan for Tzadik. She has also written three works for cello and electronics/audio playback: The Harmony of the Body Machine (2003), Again With a Low Blue Flame (2011) and A Luminous Reflection of Metallic Direction (2012).
Gotkovsky, Ida (b.1933) is a French composer who completed a cello concerto in 1980.
Gow, David (1924-1993) was a British composer who wrote a cello concerto for Tim Hugh in 1990.
Grädener, Hermann (1844-1929) was a German composer of two cello concertos. The first was published in 1908 and the second written in 1912.
Graener, Paul (1872-1944) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1927 that has been recorded by Uladzimir Sinkevich for cpo.
Graetzer, Guillermo (1914-1993) was an Austrian-born Argentine composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1957.
Graf (aka Graaf), Christian Ernst (1723-1804) was a Dutch composer of German descent (and elder brother of Friedrich Hartmann Graf) who wrote two cello concertos that have been recorded by Klaus-Dieter Brandt for Ars. The first, dating from 1777, can be heard complete on You Tube.
Graf, Friedrich Hartmann (1727-1795) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto around 1780 which has been recorded by Jan Vogler for Sony.
Gran, Fredrik (b.1977) is a Swedish composer whose cello concerto No.1 from 2019 is scored for an industrial robot on the cello and a human string quartet. He has also written Grey Matters (2009) and Altered Grey (2010) for cello and electronics.
Grauel, Markus Heinrich (1720-1799) was a German cellist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello, strings and bass continuo in A major.
Graziani, Carl (1710-1787) was an Italian cellist and composer who wrote two cello concertos that have been recorded by Marco Testori for Urania.
Gregor, Čestmír (1926-2011) was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1974. This has been recorded on LP by Jan Hališka and Reine Flachot, both for Supraphon. The latter can be heard on YouTube.
Gregson, Edward (b.1945) is an English composer who wrote A Song for Chris - concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 2007. This has been recorded by Guy Johnston for Chandos.
Greif, Olivier (1950-2000) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Durch Adams Fall in 1999. This has been recorded by Henri Demarquette for Accord.
Grenager, Lene (b.1969) is a Norwegian cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2006 that has been recorded by Tanja Orning for Aurora. He has also written Khipukamayuq for cello and sinfonietta (2014) and it has been recorded by Marianne Baudouin Lie on Řra Fonogram.
Gretchaninov, Alexander (1864-1956) was a Russian composer who wrote a concerto in 1895 which has been recorded by Alexander Ivashkin for Chandos.
Gretsch, Johann Konrad (1710-1778) was a German cellist who is thought to have written five cello concertos. His concerto in C can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Griend, Koos van de (1905-1950) was a Dutch composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1937.
Grigg, Jordan (b.1972) is a Canadian composer who wrote three cello concertos: No.1 in 1992, No.2 in 2011 and No.3 in 2019. The third can be heard on YouTube (performers uncredited). He also wrote In the Woods for cello and orchestra in 2018.
Groslot, Robert (b.1951) is a Belgian pianist, conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2011 that has been recorded by Ilia Yourivitch Laporev under his baton for Naxos.
Gross, Johann Benjamin (1809-1848) was a German cellist who wrote four cello concertos (one “in the form of a concertino”), three of which can be found in the Petrucci Music Library and one in B minor from 1834 in the German National Library. His Op.38 concerto which probably dates from the 1830s has been recorded by Klaus-Dieter Brandt for ARS.
Gruber, HK (Heinz Karl) (b.1943) is an Austrian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and ensemble in 1989 that has been recorded by Robert Cohen for BIS.
Grudziński, Cesław (1911-1992) was a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1983.
Grützmacher, Friedrich (1832-1903) was a German cellist who composed three cello concertos which were first published in 1854, 1858 and 1859. The third concerto can be found in the Petrucci Music Library. Grützmacher is best known for his arrangement of Boccherini’s 9th concerto. He also arranged Louis Spohr’s Violin Concerto No.8 for the cello and this has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus.
Grützmacher, Leopold (1835-1900) was a German cellist and composer (and brother of Friedrich) who wrote two cello concertos. The first dates from around 1870.
Guan Naizhong (Kuan Nai-Chung) (b.1939) is a Chinese composer who wrote a cello concerto called Lu Man Man in 1990.
Gubaidulina, Sofia (b.1931) is a Russian composer who has written three cello concertos. The first dates from 1972, is for cello and chamber ensemble, called Detto-II and has been recorded by Ilkka Pälli for BIS. The second dates from 1993 is called And: The feast is in full progress, and has been recorded by David Geringas for Col Legno. The third dates from 1997 is called The Canticle of the Sun and is for cello, chamber choir and percussion. This has been recorded by the dedicatee Mstislav Rostropovich for Warner, and also by David Geringas for Chandos, Pieter Wispelwey for Channel Classics, Ivan Monighetti for BIS and Nicolas Altstaedt for ECM. She also wrote Sieben Worte for cello, bayan and strings in 1982, and this has been recorded by Torleif Thedéen for BIS.
Gubarenko, Vitaly (or Vitaliy Hubarenko) (1934-2000) was a Ukrainian composer who wrote a cello concerto-poem in 1963. His chamber symphony No.4 from 1983 is for cello and string orchestra, and it also appears to be unrecorded.
Guerra, Ramiro Luis (1933-2003) was a Mexican composer who wrote Concierto breve for cello and orchestra in 1959.
Guerra Vicente, José (1907-1976) was a Portuguese-Brazilian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1967. This can be heard on YouTube played by Raďff Dantas.
Guerrini, Guido (1890-1965) was an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1914. He also wrote Poemetto for cello and orchestra in 1924.
Gulda, Friedrich (1930-2000) was an Austrian composer best known as a pianist. His five movement concerto for cello and wind orchestra was written in 1980 for Heinrich Schiff who recorded it with the composer in 1981. Since then at least nine other cellists have recorded it including Nicolas Altstaedt and a live performance from Schiff in 1988 is also available on DVD.
Gumiela, Marcin (b.1980) is a Polish composer who wrote a concerto for cello, string orchestra and electronic sounds in 2014. This can be heard on YouTube played by Tomasz Strahl.
Gunning, Christopher (b.1944) is an English composer who is best known as a composer for films and television, wrote his cello concerto in 2013. This work is in three movements subtitled Waltz Memories, Racing and Lament with Variations. Richard Harwood has recorded it for Discovery Music and Vision (now on Signum Classics).
Gurlitt, Manfred (1890-1972) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1938 that was supposed to be premiered by Emanuel Feuermann but I can find no information about performances or evidence of a recording.
Gutchë, Gene (1907-2000) was a German-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1957.
Guzowski, Krzysztof is or was a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1971. No biographical information about this composer appears to be available on the internet.
Haag, Hanno (1939-2005) was a German composer who wrote Concerto lugubre for cello and string orchestra in 1996.
Haas, Georg Friedrich (b.1953) is an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto which was completed in 2004.
Hába, Karel (1898-1972) was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1935.
Hagen, Daron (b.1961) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1996 which was recast for cello and wind ensemble in 1997. The latter version has been recorded by Robert La Rue for Arsis. He also has written Stanza for cello and chamber orchestra (1982).
Haglund, Tommie (b.1959) is a Swedish composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra with tape called Flaminis Aura in 2001. This has been recorded by Ernst Simon Glaser for BIS.
Hahanov, Dudar (1921-1995) was a Soviet-Ossetian composer who wrote a cello concerto.
Hahn, Reynaldo (1874-1947) was a Venezuelan-born French composer who started writing a cello concerto (known as the Concerto inachevé) in 1905 but left it incomplete after two movements. These have been recorded by Roland Pidoux for Maguelone.
Halffter, Cristóbal (1930-2021) was a Spanish composer who wrote two cello concertos. The first was written in 1974 for Siegfried Palm and does not seem to have been recorded but Palm can be heard playing it in a 1976 performance on YouTube. The second subtitled Only silence remains was written in 1985 for Mstislav Rostropovich and was recorded by him for Erato (now on Warner), and also by Boris Pergamenschikov for Auvidis Montaigne.
Hall, Richard (1903-1982) was a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1944.
Hallgrímsson, Hafliđi (b.1941) is an Icelandic cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2003 that has been recorded by Truls Mřrk for Ondine. The disc also includes Herma for cello and string orchestra which he wrote in 1995.
Hallman, Joseph (b.1979) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber ensemble subtitled St. Petersburg in 2007. This has been recorded live by Alisa Weilerstein on the composer's label and can be heard on YouTube.
Hallnäs, Hilding (1903-1984) was a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1982. This can be heard in the Internet Archive.
Hamann, Bernhard (1909-1968) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1939.
Hämeenniemi, Eero (b.1951) is a Finnish composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 2011.
Hammerth, Johan (b.1953) is a Swedish composer who completed a cello concerto in 1998.
Hans, Olga (b.1971) is a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto for the right hand in 2008 for Dominik Połoński. She also wrote a double concerto for percussion, cello and orchestra in 2012, and Entelecheia - a sinfonia concertante for cello, percussion and orchestra in the same year. Połoński and Evelyn Glennie can be heard playing the latter on YouTube.
Hanuš, Jan (1915-2004) was a Czech composer who wrote a concerto-fantasia for cello and orchestra in 1990.
Harbison, John (b.1938) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto for Yo-Yo Ma in 1993 that has been recorded by David Finckel for Albany.
Harlap, Aharon (b.1941) is a Canadian-born Israeli composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 2012.
Harneit, Johannes (b.1963) is a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2006 that was premiered by Jochen Ameln.
Harris, Ross (b.1945) is a composer from New Zealand who wrote a cello concerto in 2011 that has been recorded by Li-Wei Qin for Naxos.
Harrison, Julius (1885-1963) was an English composer best known for Bredon Hill, a Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra. In the linked review a cello concerto appears in a list of his works but I have been unable to find out any further information about it on the internet.
Harrison, Tyler (b.1985) is an American composer who wrote Nomine, a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 2009. This was premiered by Aniela Perry the following year and a digital recording is available on Amazon but the cellist and label are not credited.
Hartig, Tibor (b.1934) is a composer from Vojvodina (part of Serbia) who wrote a concerto for cello and strings in 1973.
Hartke, Stephen (b.1952) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto called Da Pacem in 2018.
Hartmann, Emil (1836-1898) was a Danish composer whose 1879 cello concerto has been recorded by Erling Blöndal Bengtsson and Kim Bak Dinitzen for Danacord, Stanimir Todorov for Dacapo, Morten Zeuthen for Classico.
Hartmann, Thomas de (1885-1956) was a Russian composer who composed a cello concerto as his Op.57 in 1935 which was first performed by Pablo Casals in 1938. A private recording of this was made in 1976 but the cellist is uncredited. He also wrote Concerto d’aprčs une Cantate de J. S. Bach Op.73 for cello and strings in around 1950.
Harvey, Jonathan (1939-2012) was a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1990 that has been recorded by Frances-Marie Uitti for Etcetera.
Hasse, Johann Adolph (1699-1783) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in D around 1725 which has been recorded by Jan Vogler for Sony and Alexander Rudin for Chandos Chaconne.
Hauschka (or Houška), Vincenz (1766-1840) was a Bohemian composer and cellist who wrote three concertos for cello with orchestral accompaniment.
Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809) may have written as many as four cello concertos although the third is lost and the authenticity of the fourth is disputed. In the Petrucci Music Library the fourth is attributed to Giovanni Battista Costanzi (1704-1778) although Gerhard Anders argues strongly against that in the notes accompanying Maria Kliegel's recording (see below). The history of both the first in C and second in D is chequered, the score of the former having only turned up in 1961 and the latter’s authenticity being in doubt until the autograph surfaced in 1953. Both are substantial three movement works written for Esterházy court orchestra cellists, the first for Joseph Franz Weigl in the early 1760s and the second for Antonín Kraft in 1783. The first and second have been recorded and paired on disc many times. The list on modern instruments includes Jacqueline du Pré for EMI in 1967, Mstislav Rostropovich EMI in 1975, Maria Kliegel for Naxos in 2000 (this record also includes the disputed fourth concerto) and Natalie Clein whose performances released on Oehms in 2020 were made live. For period instruments, one could turn to Christophe Coin (L’Oiseau-Lyre, 1982), Daniel Müller-Schott (Orfeo, 2001) or Gautier Capuçon (Virgin Classics, 2002). But there are many more recordings available and there is an index of reviews on MusicWeb International here. Some of Haydn’s symphonies (Nos. 13, 31 and 36) have significant solo cello parts and been called Sinfonias con Violoncello Obbligato. These works have recently been brought together on a single disc played and conducted by Christophe Coin.
Haydn, Michael (1737-1806), brother of Joseph, wrote a cello concerto around 1800 which has been recorded by Jan Vogler for Sony.
Hayrapetyan, Eduard (b.1949) is an Armenian composer who has written three cello concertos: No.1 in 1981, No.2 for cello and chamber orchestra in 1986, and No.3 for cello and string orchestra subtitled Annunciation in 1993. The second can be heard on YouTube played by Medea Abrahamyan.
Hedwall, Lennart (b. 1932) is a Swedish composer who wrote a concerto for cello and strings in 1970 that has been recorded by for Chrichan Larson for Phono Suecia.
Hefti, David Philip (b.1975) is a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto called Gegenklang in 2010 that has been recorded by Thomas Grossenbacher for Neos.
Hegar, Friedrich (1841-1927) was a Swiss composer and founding conductor of the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich. He wrote a cello concerto that was published in 1919.
Heger, Robert (1886-1978) was a German composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto in 1964. This can be heard on YouTube played by Gaspar Cassadó.
Hegner, Anton (1861-1915) was a Danish cellist and composer who wrote two cello concertos, the first dating from 1899.
Heiden, Bernhard (1910-2000) was a German-American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1967. He also wrote Recitative and Aria for cello and orchestra in 1985 and this can be heard on YouTube played by János Starker.
Heininen, Paavo (b. 1938) is a Finnish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1985 that appears to be unrecorded.
Heinisch, Thomas (b.1968) is an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1995.
Heinzer, Josef Peter (1935-2017) was a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1986.
Hejnar, Robert (b.1969) is a Czech composer who wrote Omaggio a concerto grosso for cello and string orchestra in 1996 which has been recorded by Bledar Zajmi for Czech Radio.
Hekster, Walter (1937-2012) was a Dutch composer and clarinettist who wrote a cello concerto in 1985.
Helbig, Sven (b.1968) is a German composer who contributed the second movement called Aria to the 2019 multi-composer cello concerto Three Continents that has been recorded by Jan Vogler for Sony.
Helfritz, Hans (1902-1995) was a German-born Chilean composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1950.
Helsted, Gustav (1857-1924) was a Danish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1919 that has been recorded by Henrik Dam Thomsen for Danacord.
Hemel, Oscar van (1892-1981) was a Dutch-Belgian violinist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1963.
Henderickx, Wim (b.1962) is a Belgian composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Sangita in 2018. In 2019 he produced a version for cello and electronics.
Henkemans, Hans (1913-1995) was a Dutch composer and psychiatrist who wrote a cello concerto in 1989.
Henneberg, Albert (1901-1991) was a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1948.
Henryson, Svante (b.1963) is a Swedish composer and cellist who has written two cello concertos. No.1 is subtitled Songs from the Milky Way, dates from 1998 and has been recorded by the composer for Intim Musik. No.2 dates from 2010. He also wrote Legatissimo for cello and orchestra (1996), Memento for cello and string orchestra (2003) and I dreamt of a Bach Cello Concerto for cello, strings and basso continuo (2019).
Herbert, Victor (1859-1924) was an American cellist and composer who wrote two cello concertos: No.1 dates from 1882 and No.2 from 1894. Both have been recorded by Mark Kosower for Naxos and Lynn Harrell on Decca Eloquence. Several other recordings of No.2 have also been made.
Herbison, Jeraldine (b.1941) is an Afro-American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1993 that was premiered by Dawn Foster Dodson.
Hermann, Paul (1902-1944) was a Hungarian cellist who started writing a five movement cello concerto in 1925 but left it unfinished. In 2017 it was reconstructed by Fabio Conti and this has now been recorded by Clive Greensmith for Toccata. He previously recorded the first movement in a piano reduction for Etcetera and can be heard talking about the work via this page.
Herrmann, Peter (1941-2005) was a German composer who wrote two cello concertos. The first dates from 1989 and is designated For the Young. The second dates from 2002.
Hersant, Philippe (b.1948) is a French composer who has written two cello concertos. No.1 dates from 1989 and has been recorded by Siegfried Palm for Harmonia Mundi. No.2 dates from 1997 and has been recorded by Cyrille Tricoire for Accord.
Hertel, Johann Wilhelm (1727-1789) was a German composer who wrote two cello concertos in 1755 and 1759 that have been recorded by Alexander Rudin for Chandos Chaconne.
Herzogenberg, Heinrich von (1843-1900) was an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1880. According to his Wikipedia entry this has been lost.
Hessenberg, Kurt (1908-1994) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1975. Gerhard Mantel gave the premiere in 1983 and this can be heard on YouTube.
Heucke, Stefan (b.1959) is a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2001.
Hickey, Sean (b.1970) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2008 that has been recorded by Dmitry Kouzov for Delos.
Hillborg, Anders (b.1954) is a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2020 for Nicolas Altstaedt.
Hindemith, Paul (1895-1963) was a German composer who wrote two cello concertos, the first in 1916 and the second in 1940. Hindemith also wrote his Kammermusik No.3 in 1925 for obbligato cello and ten solo instruments. David Geringas has recorded all three works on a single disc for cpo. The second was recorded in 1975 by János Starker for Hänssler (also on SWR) and more recent recordings of this work include Raphael Wallfisch for Chandos and Christian Poltéra for BIS. Hindemith’s Trauermusik for cello (originally for viola) and strings has also been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus.
Hindman, Dorothy (b.1966) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto called With sighs too deep for words in 2000.
Hindson, Matthew (b.1968) is an Australian composer who wrote In Memoriam, a concerto for amplified cello and orchestra in 2000. The premiere in 2001 by Nathan Waks can be heard here.
Hirose, Ryōhei (1930-2008) was a Japanese composer who wrote a cello concerto called Triste in 1971 that has been recorded by Ryōsuke Hori for Victor and Ko Iwasaki for EMI.
Hiscott, Jim (b.1948) is a Canadian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 2003.
Hlobil, Emil (1901-1987) was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1983 that was recorded by Jaroslav Chovanec on LP for Panton. This can be heard on YouTube.
Ho, Alice (b.1960) is a Hong Kong-born Canadian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2000. She also wrote Mascarada for cello, optional flamenco dancer and string orchestra in 2021, and this can be heard on SoundCloud, probably played by Rachel Mercer.
Ho, Vincent (b.1975) is a Canadian composer who wrote a four-movement concerto for amplified cello and orchestra called City Suite for Shauna Rolston in 2011. This can be heard on SoundCloud via the composer's website. He also wrote a concerto for cello trio and strings.
Hoban, Ann (b.1968) is an Irish composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber ensemble in 1994.
Hochstetter, Armin Caspar (1899-1978) was an Austrian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1935.
Hoddinott, Alun (1929-2008) was a Welsh composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1948. He also wrote two other works for cello and orchestra: in 1968 Nocturnes and Cadenzas which has been recorded by Moray Welsh for Lyrita, and in 1989 Noctis Equi which has been recorded by Mstislav Rostropovich for Erato.
Hodge, Huck (b.1977) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1999. He also wrote ... como un respiro for cello and eleven strings in 2005.
Hodkinson, Sydney (1934-2021) was a Canadian-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto.
Hoeke, Charles was a Dutch composer who published a cello concerto in 1799. Little information is available about this composer but it appears that he wrote two cello concertos whilst in Moscow and Pavel Serbin gave the UK premiere of the second in 2016.
Höffer, Paul (1895-1949) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto that was first published in 1950.
Hoffmann, Richard (1925-2021) was an Austrian-American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1959.
Hoffmeister, Franz Anton (1754-1812) was a German composer who wrote two cello concertos, in E flat and D.
Hofmann, Leopold (1738-1793) was an Austrian composer who is thought to have written at least seven cello concertos. Four have been recorded by Tim Hugh for Naxos. Sol Gabetta has also recorded one of those four.
Hofmann, Heinrich (1842-1902) was a German composer and pianist who wrote a cello concerto which was first published in 1875.
Hofmann, Wolfgang (1922-2003) was a German composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1979 and a concerto for cello and 13 strings in 1986. He also wrote a Ballade for cello and strings in 1973. His Concerto piccolo for six cellos and Concerto stereophone for twelve cellos, both dating from 1977, are not included in the appendix of multiple cello concertos because they lack orchestral accompaniment.
Hofmeyr, Hendrik (b.1957) is a South African composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2006.
Hoinic, Mircea (1910-1986) was a Romanian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1957.
Hřjsgaard, Erik (b.1954) is a Danish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1975, which was recorded on LP by Erling Blöndal Bengtsson for Paula.
Holbrooke, Joseph (1878-1958) was an English composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Cambrian in 1936. This has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Dutton Epoch.
Höller, Karl (1907-1987) was a German composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1941 and 1949. The second concerto was recorded by Ludwig Hölscher for Urania.
Höller, York (b.1944) is a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2011 that was premiered by Adrian Brendel.
Hollman, Joseph (1852-1926) was a Dutch cellist and composer who wrote two cello concertos, the second dating from 1886.
Holloway, Robin (b.1943) is an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2019.
Holmboe, Vagn (1909-1996) was a Danish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1974 which has been recorded by Erling Blöndal Bengtsson for BIS.
Holzbauer, Ignaz (1711-1783) was an Austrian-born composer and a member of the Mannheim school of composers. In around 1780 he published a cello concerto in A, and a digitally-created performance can be heard on You Tube.
Honegger, Arthur (1892-1955) was a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1929. Recordings by Mstislav Rostropovich for Erato, Johannes Moser for Hänssler, Alban Gerhardt for Hyperion and Christian Poltéra for BIS have been reviewed on MusicWeb International.
Hosokawa, Toshio (b.1955) is a Japanese composer who wrote a cello concerto in memory of Toru Takemitsu in 1997 that has been recorded by Rohan de Saram for Neos. He has also written two other works for cello and orchestra - Chant in 2009 and Sublimation in 2016. The former has been recorded by Anssi Karttunen for Naxos and the latter can be seen on YouTube played by Seugnmin Kang.
Hove, Luc van (b.1957) is a Belgian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber ensemble in 1998.
Hovhaness, Alan (1911-2000) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1936 that was recorded by János Starker for Naxos in 1999. He also wrote Nagooran, originally for South Indian orchestra but then arranged for cello, timpani and four percussion in 1964. This has been recorded by Christina Gullens for Albany.
Howard, James Newton (b.1951) is an American composer, mainly of film music, who wrote a cello concerto that was premiered in 2019 by Andrew Shulman and can be heard on YouTube.
Howells, Herbert (1892-1983) was an English composer who began a cello concerto in 1933 but never finished it. A completion was eventually made in 2014 by Christopher Palmer and Jonathan Clinch. This has been recorded by Alice Neary for Dutton Epoch and Guy Johnston for King’s College.
Hrisanide, Alexandru (1936-2018) was a Romanian composer based in the Netherlands who wrote a cello concerto subtitled ... the past, the present and ... in 1996. This can be heard on YouTube but the cellist is uncredited.
Hristoskov, Petar (1917-2006) is a Bulgarian composer who wrote two cello concertos: Op.19 and 25. This discography indicates that the concerto-poem of 1973 (Op.19) was recorded by Anatoli Krustev for Balkanton. This thesis indicates that the concerto-improvisation (also Op.19!) was recorded by Zdravko Yordanov for the same label in 1979 (see page 67), and this is supported by information from the Princetown University Library. It seems likely that these are different works and that both have been recorded, as is suggested on page 2 of the thesis.
Hristov, Dimiter (1933-2017) was a Bulgarian composer who composed a cello concerto in 1970 for Zdravko Yordanov who recorded it for Balkanton.
Hsiao, Tyzen (1938-2015) was a Taiwanese composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1990 that has been recorded by Kirill Rodin for Angelok.
Hsu, Wen-Ying (1909-2001) was a Chinese-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1962.
Huang, Austin (b.1957) is a Chinese-born American composer and engineer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Chinese Girl in 2008. This can be heard on YouTube played by Lu Xin.
Hubeau, Jean (1917-1992) was a French pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1942.
Huber, Paul (1918-2001) was a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1997.
Huebner, Gregor (b.1967) is a German violinist, pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2008 that has been recorded by Mike Block for Neuklang.
Hummel, Franz (b.1939) is a German composer and pianist who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1990. This can be heard on YouTube performed by Alexander Suleiman.
Huré, Jean (1877-1930) was a French composer and organist who wrote a cello concerto in 1929.
Hus-Desforges, Pierre-Louis (1773-1838) was a French cellist, conductor and composer. His second concerto was dedicated to Romberg and the Klassika website lists his fourth concerto as dating from around 1820. I have been unable to find out any information about his other cello concertos.
Husa, Karel (1921-2016) was a Czech-American composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto in 1988 that has been recorded by Paul York for Ablaze.
Huszár, Lajos (b.1948) is a Hungarian composer who wrote a chamber concerto for cello and 17 strings in 1987 that has been recorded by Katalin Sin for Hungaroton.
Huyssen, Hans (b.1964) is a South African-German composer and cellist who wrote Concerto for an African cellist for solo cello, mbira, marimba and orchestra in 2013. This has been recorded by Heleen du Plessis for Ode Records and may be heard on Open Spotify.
Hvoslef, Ketil (b.1939) is a Norwegian composer (and the son of Harald Sćverud) who wrote two cello concertos. The first dates from 1976 and was recorded by Erling Blöndal Bengtsson for Danacord. The second dates from 1991 and appears to be unrecorded.
Ibarra Groth, Federico (b.1946) is a Mexican composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1989 that has been recorded by Carlos Prieto for Urtext.
Ibarrondo, Félix (b.1943) is a French composer of Basque origin who wrote a cello concerto called Nerezko-Aiak in 1990.
Ibert, Jacques (1890-1962) was a French composer who wrote a concerto for cello and winds in 1925. This has been recorded by Jacqueline due Pré for BBC Legends, Torleif Thedéen for BIS, Christoph Heesch for Genuin, Henri Demarquette for Timpani and others, notably André Navarra.
Ichmouratov, Airat (b.1973) is a Russian-Canadian composer who has written two cello concertos. The first dates from 2009 and is for cello, string orchestra and percussion. The second is from 2018 and has full orchestral accompaniment. Excerpts from both works can be heard on YouTube via the above link. In 2010 Ichmouratov wrote two other works for cello and orchestra: Capriccio Rustico and The Ride of Cello Vello Buffon. The latter can be heard on YouTube played by Stéphane Tétreault.
Ikebe, Shin'ichirō (b.1943) is a Japanese composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Almost a tree in 1996 which has been recorded by Kaeko Mukoyama for Camerata.
Ikonen, Lauri (1888-1966) was a Finnish composer who wrote Concerto meditativo for cello and orchestra in 1942.
Imbrie, Andrew (1921-2007) was an American composer who wrote two cello concertos, the first in 1972 and the second in 1981.
Ioachimescu, Călin (b.1949) is a Romanian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2002. This can be heard on YouTube played by Mircea Marian.
Ippisch, Franz (1883-1958) was an Austrian cellist and composer who emigrated to Guatemala in 1938 and wrote a concerto for cello and strings in 1943 which he arranged it for full orchestra in 1956. He also wrote Pastorale, Fantasiestück for cello and chamber orchestra in 1924.
Ippolito, Michael (b.1985) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and baroque orchestra called Vivaldi's bicycle in 2009. This can be heard on Instant Encore played by Dane Johansen.
Ipuche Riva, Pedro (1924-1996) was a Uruguayan composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1962.
Işıközlü, Çetin (b.1939) is a Turkish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1993.
Iskandar, Nouri (b.1938) is a Syrian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra that can be heard on YouTube played by Fadi Hattar.
Ismagilov, Timur (b.1982) is a Russian Bashkir composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2005 that can be heard on YouTube played by Ilya Rubinstein.
Israelyan, Martun (b.1938) is an Armenian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and 16 strings in 1983. This was recorded on LP by David Grigorian for Melodiya and this can be heard on You Tube.
Ivanov, Georgi (1927-2010) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1977. This can be heard on YouTube played by Stanislav Ovchinnikov.
Ivanovs, Jānis (1906-1983) was a Latvian composer whose cello concerto from 1938 has been recorded by Māris Villerušs on Campion Cameo.
Iversen, Niels (b.1953) is a Danish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1970 and revised it in 2017. The original score can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Izcaray, Carlos (b.1977) is a Venezuelan composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto called Stringmaster which was premiered in 2020 by Santiago Cańón-Valencia.

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