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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
 

Jacchini, Giuseppe Maria (1667-1727) was an Italian cellist and composer from Bologna. He wrote ten "Concerti per camera [...] con violoncello obligato" Op. 4 and No.9 has been recorded by Lucia Swarts for Challenge Classics.
Jacobi, Frederick (1891-1952) was an American composer who in 1932 wrote a cello concerto based on Psalms 90-92 in which has been recorded by Alban Gerhardt for Naxos.
Jaëll, Marie (1846-1925) was a French pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto for Jules Delsart in 1882 which has been recorded by Xavier Phillips for Ediciones Singulares.
Janson, Jean-Baptiste (1742-1803) was a French cellist and composer who published two series of six cello concertos as Op.6 in 1780 and Op.15 in 1799. The first of the Op.6 set in D has been recorded by János Starker for Delos and Valentin Radutiu for Hänssler. André Navarra also recorded a Janson concerto in D in 1960 which has since been issued on Forgotten Records. It is unclear whether this is the same concerto from the documentation I have been able to find. The rest appear to be unrecorded.
Jeffreys, John (1927-2010) was an English composer who composed a cello concerto, probably in the 1950s or 60s which he destroyed in the 1980s, along with many other works. Fortunately his Violin Concerto survives and has been recorded.
Jevtić, Ivan (b.1947) is a Serbian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1982. He also wrote a cello symphony in 1995.
Jeral, Wilhelm (1861-1935) was a Czech cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto which was published in 1906 that has been recorded by Orfeo Mandazzi for XXI-21 Productions. This can be heard on YouTube.
Jokinen, Erkki (b.1941) is a Finnish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1970.
Jolivet, André (1905-1974) was a French composer who wrote two cello concertos, No.1 in 1962 and No. 2 in 1966. The first was recorded by André Navarra and second by the dedicatee Mstislav Rostropovich. Both recordings were made for Erato.
Joncker, Théo De (1894-1964) was a Belgian composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto but I have been unable to find out any further information about it on the internet.
Jones, Daniel (1912-1993) was a Welsh composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1986. This can be heard on YouTube played by Tim Hugh.
Jones, Samuel (b.1935) is an American composer and conductor whose cello concerto was premiered in 2010 by Julian Schwarz. He can be heard playing it on YouTube.
Jongen, Joseph (1873-1953) was a Belgian organist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1900 that has been recorded by Marie Hallynck for Cyprès and Henri Demarquette for Musique en Wallonie.
Jordan, Sverre (1889-1972) was a Norwegian pianist, conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1947.
Joubert, John (1927-2019) was a South-African born British composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in two movements for in 2011. This has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Lyrita.
Jullien, René (1878-1970) was a little known composer who was the cellist in the Lejeune quartet. He wrote a cello concerto which was published in 1913 and can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Jurovský, Šimon (1912-1963) was a Slovakian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1953. This can be heard on YouTube played by Albin Berky.
Kabalevsky, Dmitry (1904-1987) was a Russian composer who wrote two cello concertos, No.1 in 1949 and No.2 in 1964 for Daniel Shafran. They have both been recorded several times and paired together on disc by Marina Tarasova for Olympia (now Alto), Torleif Thedéen for cpo and Alexander Rudin fon Naxos. Shafran recorded the first concerto under the baton of the composer for Omega and his recording of the second concerto has been issued on Cello Classics.
Kaipainen, Jouni (1956-2015) was a Finnish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2003 that has been recorded by Marko Ylönen for Ondine.
Kalabis, Viktor (1923-2006) was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1956. A live performance given in Paris in 1957 by Jacques Neilz has been issued on Ina Musique(s).
Kalniņš, Imants (b.1941) is a Latvian composer and politician who wrote a cello concerto in 1963 that has been recorded by Marta Sudraba for Skani.
Kalsons, Romualds (b.1936) is a Latvian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1970 that has been recorded by Agnese Rugevica for Simax.
Kaminsky, Dmitri (1907-1989) was a Belarusian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1957.
Kangas, Juho (b.1976) is a Finnish composer who wrote a concerto for cello and strings in 2010 that has been recorded under the composer’s baton by Marko Ylönen for Alba.
Kantušer, Božidar (1921-1999) was a Slovenian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1966 that was recorded on LP by Miloš Mlejnik for RTL.
Kapp, Artur (1878-1952) was an Estonian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1946.
Kapp, Eugen (1908-1996) was an Estonian composer (and son of Artur Kapp) who wrote a cello concerto in 1986. This can be heard on the Internet Archive played by Allar Kaasik.
Kapustin, Nikolai (1937-2020) was a Russian composer who wrote two cello concertos. The first dates from 1986 and has been recorded by Eckart Runge for Capriccio. The second dates from 2002 and has been recorded by Christine Rauh for SWR and Alexander Zagorinsky for Melodiya.
Kasparov, Yuri (b.1955) is a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1998.
Kauffman, Fritz (1855-1934) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto which was first published in 1899.
Kaufman, Fredrick (b.1936) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1984 subtitled Kaddish which has been recorded by Mark Drobinsky for Navona.
Karkoff, Maurice (1927-2013) was a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1958 that was recorded on LP by Guido Vecchi for Caprice.
Keal, Minna (1909-1999) was a British composer who gave up composing as a young women and only started again in 1975. In 1994 she completed a cello concerto that has been recorded by Alexander Baillie for NMC.
Kelterborn, Rudolf (b.1931) is a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1999 that has been recorded by Ivan Monighetti for MGB.
Kernis, Aaron Jay (b.1960) is an American composer who has written two cello concertos. The first dates from 2000 is called Colored Field and is a reworking of a concerto for cor anglais written in 1994. It has been recorded by Truls Mørk for Virgin on a disc which also includes his Air for cello and orchestra. The second concerto is called Dreamsongs, dates from 2013 and has been recorded by Joshua Roman for Signum.
Kerry, Gordon (b.1961) is an Australian composer who wrote a concerto for cello, strings and percussion in 1996 that has been recorded by Sue-Ellen Paulsen for ABC.
Khachaturian, Aram (1903-1978) was a Soviet Armenian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1946. This has been recorded many times and there are reviews on MusicWeb International of performances by Marina Tarasova originally for Olympia but now on Alto, Raphael Wallfisch for Chandos, Dmitry Yablonsky for Naxos and Astrig Siranossian for Claves. He also wrote a Concerto-Rhapsody for cello and orchestra in 1963 that has been recorded several times, including by Mstislav Rostropovich on Warner, and as a coupling for the concerto by Marina Tarasova and Dmitry Yablonsky.
Khachaturian, Karen (1920-2011) was a Russian composer of Armenian ethnicity and nephew of Aram Khachaturian. In 1983 he wrote a cello concerto which was recorded on LP by Vagram Sajaran for Melodiya.
Khodyashev, Viktor (1917-2000) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1963.
Kholminov, Alexander (1925-2015) was a Russian composer who wrote three cello concertos. The first dates from 1980 and is for cello and chamber choir. This was recorded on LP (and can now be obtained on CD-R) by Mikhaik Khomister for Melodiya. The second dates from 1992 and is for cello, brass quintet and timpani and the third is from 1995 and for cello and chamber orchestra. The second and third appear to be unrecorded.
Khrennikov, Tikhon (1913-2007) was a Russian pianist and composer who wrote two cello concertos. No.1 dating from 1964 was recorded by Mstislav Rostropovich for Doremi during a marathon season in which he performed 30 concertos in 8 concerts at Carnegie Hall in 1967. No.2 dating from 1985 has been recorded by Kirill Rodin for Melodiya.
Khromushin, Oleg (1927-2003) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1980.
Khudoyan, Adam (1921-2000) was an Armenian composer who wrote three cello concertos: No.1 in 1959, No.2 in 1973 and No.3 in 1990. The second was recorded on LP (and can now be obtained on CD-R) by Medea Abrahamyan for Melodiya - this can be heard on YouTube. She can also be heard playing the first concerto on YouTube although this work and the third do not seem to have been commercially recorded.
Kinsella, John (b. 1932) is an Irish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2000 that has been recorded by Carlos Prieto for Urtext.
Klebanov, Dmitri (1907-1987) was a Ukrainian composer who wrote two cello concertos, dating from 1950 and 1973.
Klebe, Giselher (1925-2009) was a German composer whose cello concerto No.1 dates from 1958 and has been recorded by Arthur Troester for RCA. This can be heard heard on YouTube. It is unclear whether he wrote more.
Kleinsinger, George (1914-1982), an American composer best known for children’s music (e.g. Tubby the Tuba) wrote a cello concerto in 1965 which can be heard on YouTube.
Klengel, Julius (1859-1933) was a German cellist who wrote four cello concertos: No.1 in 1880, No.2 in 1887, No. 3 in 1895 and No. 4 in 1903. Nos.1 and 4 have been recorded by Christoph Richter and Xenia Jankovic respectively and issued on a single disc by cpo which also includes his concerto for two cellos. No.3 has recently been recorded by Raphaela Gromes for Sony.
Klenickis, Abelis (1904-1990) was a Lithuanian composer who wrote a concerto-poem for cello and orchestra in 1962 that was recorded on LP by Michailas Šenderovas for Melodiya.
Klova, Vytautas (1926-2009) was a Lithuanian composer who wrote two cello concertos. The first dates from 1963 and was recorded by Michailas Šenderovas, and the second from 1973 was recorded by Valentinas Kaplunas, both on LP for Melodiya.
Klughardt, August (1847-1902) was a German conductor and composer who wrote a single movement cello concerto in 1894 that has been recorded by Horst Beckedorf for Sterling.
Knehans, Douglas (b.1957) is an Australian-American composer who has written two cello concertos. The first dates from 2004, is called Soar and has been recorded by Jiří Hošek for Ablaze. The second dates from 2015, is called Black City and appears to be unrecorded to date.
Knipper, Lev (1898-1974) was a Soviet composer and secret police agent who wrote two numbered cello concertos in 1962 and 1972 that appear to be unrecorded. He also wrote Concerto-Monologue for cello, seven brass instruments and timpani in 1962 and this has been recorded by Mstislav Rostropovich now on Warner (and on YouTube). Knipper also wrote Concerto-Poem for cello and chamber orchestra in 1971 which was recorded by the dedicatee Natalia Shakhovskaya for Melodiya (subsequently on an Olympia CD). In 1963 he wrote Saga for cello, chorus and orchestra but this appears to be unrecorded.
Koch, Erland von (1910-2009) was a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1951.
Koch, Jesper (b.1967) is a Danish composer who in 2007 completed a cello concerto called Dreamscapes for Michaela Fukačová who has recorded it for Dacapo.
Koczalski, Raoul (1885-1948) was a Polish pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1915 that has been recorded by Łukasz Tudzierz for Acte Préalable.
Kokkonen, Joonas (1921-1996) was a Finnish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1969. It has been recorded by Marko Ylönen for Ondine and Torleif Thedéen for BIS.
Konowalski, Benedykt (b.1928) is a Polish composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 1996.
Koppel, Anders (b.1947) is a Danish composer (and son of Herman Koppel) who wrote a cello concerto in 2006.
Koppel, Herman (1909-1998) was a Danish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1952 which has been recorded by Erling Bløndal Bengtsson for BIS and Michaela Fukacova for Dacapo.
Korchmar, Grigory (b.1947) is a Russian pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1976.
Korndorf, Nikolai (1947-2001) was a Russian-Canadian composer who wrote Concerto capriccioso for cello and percussion in 1986. This has been recorded by Alexander Ivashkin for Toccata.
Korngold, Erich (1897-1957) was an Austrian child prodigy composer who emigrated to the USA and made his name in film music. In 1946 he wrote a brief one movement cello concerto based on music used in the film Deception. Recordings include performances by Zuill Bailey for ASV (now on Alto), Raphael Wallfisch for cpo, Julian Steckel for C-Avi. Also Quirine Viersen can be seen playing the work on an Arthaus DVD.
Korpijaakko, Paavo (b.1977) is a Finnish composer who wrote a cello concerto called Ankarat Valovedet in 2011.
Kortekangas, Olli (b.1955) is a Finnish composer who wrote a cello concerto with horn obligato in 2000.
Kostiainen, Pekka (b.1944) is a Finnish choral conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1979 that was recorded on LP by Heikki Rautasalo for Jyväskylän Kaupunki.
Kotova, Nina (b.1969) is a Russian cellist and composer who has written two cello concertos. She recorded the first from 2000 herself for Delos. She has also written concerto for cello and strings subtitled The Tuscan in 2005 which is apparently not yet recorded.
Kowalski, Julius (1912-2003) was a Slovakian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 1970.
Kox, Hans (1930-2019) was a Dutch composer who wrote two cello concertos. The first dates from 1969 (and was revised in 1981), has been recorded by Quirine Versen for NM – this can be heard on YouTube. The second subtitled An Odyssey dates from 1997 and appears to be unrecorded.
Kraft, Antonín (1749-1820) was a Czech cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto around 1792 which has been recorded by Michal Kaňka for Supraphon. It has also been recorded by Anner Bylsma and Alexander Rudin.
Kraft, Nikolaus (1778-1853) was the son of Antonín. He wrote six cello concertos, the first dating from around 1815. The second and third have been recorded by Jiri Hošek for Radioservis. He has also recorded the first for VARS on a disc that contains three other works for cello and orchestra: Polonaise, Bolero and the Introduction, Variations and Rondo. Jiri Hošek has also recorded a further disc of his works for cello and orchestra for Radioservis.
Krajči, Mirko (b.1968) is a Slovakian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2001 that can be heard on YouTube performed by Eugen Prochac.
Křenek, Ernst (1900-1991) was an Austrian composer who wrote his first cello concerto in 1953 and second in 1982. David Geringas has recorded them both for Koch Schwann, and the disc also includes his Capriccio for cello and orchestra dating from 1955.
Kriegk, Johann Jacob (1750-1814) was a German composer. Three of his cello concertos can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Kubín, Rudolf (1909-1973) was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1960 that was recorded on LP by Bohuslav Pavlas for Panton.
Kulesha, Gary (b.1954) is a Canadian composer who wrote a cello concerto for Shauna Rolston in 2005.
Kupferman, Meyer (1926-2003) was an American clarinetist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and jazz band in 1962 that was recorded by David Wells for Soundspells.
Kurbanklycheva, Jeren (b.1955) is a Turkmen composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1979 that was recorded on LP by Sergei Mnozhin for Melodiya.


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