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Nabokov, Nicolas (1903-1978) was a Russian-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto called Les Hommages which was premiered in 1953. He also wrote Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky for cello and orchestra in 1968.
Nasidze, Sulkhan (1927-1996) was a Georgian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1974.
Neikrug, Marc (b. 1946) is an American composer who is the son of cellists George Neikrug and Olga Zundel. His cello concerto from 2009 was first performed by Lynn Harrell in 2012.
Neruda, Franz Xaver (1843-1915) was a Danish cellist who wrote five concertos dating from 1884, 1887, 1887, 1882 and 1888 respectively (i.e. “No.4” may have been the first). All have been recorded by Beate Altenburg for cpo. No.2 has also been recorded by Erling Blöndal Bengtsson for Danacord and Morten Zeuthen for Classico.
Ness, Jon Řivind (b.1968) is a Norwegian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Wet Blubber Soup in 2002. This has been recorded by Řystein Birkeland for Simax.
Neubauer, Franz Christoph (František Kryštof) (c.1760-1795) was a Bohemian-born German composer and violinist who wrote a cello concerto that was published around 1802. This has been recorded by Jörg Metzger for Campion.
Neumann, Helmut (b.1938) is an Austrian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 1989.
Nichols, Sam (b.1972) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto called This is not a toy for a child in 2015. This can be heard on SoundCloud, presumably played by David Russell.
Nicholson, George (b.1949) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1990.
Nicolau, Dimitri (1946-2008) was a Greek-born Italian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1990 which was first performed by Marcel Spinei.
Nikodemowicz, Andrzej (1925-2017) was a Polish composer who wrote Concerto-meditazione for cello and orchestra in 2003, and a second cello concerto in 2005. He also wrote Impression for cello and orchestra in 2012.
Nilsson, Anders (b.1954) is a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2019. The premiere can be heard on YouTube played by Amalie Stalheim.
Nin-Culmell, Joaquin (1908-2004) was a Cuban-Spanish composer and pianist who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra after P. Anselm Viola in 1965 which has been recorded by Svetlana Tovstukha for Columna Musica.
Nishimura, Akira (b.1953) is a Japanese composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1990 which has been recorded by Walter Nothas for Camerata.
Nobre, Marlos (b.1939) is a Brazilian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2019. This can be heard on YouTube played by Antonio Meneses.
Nölck, August (1862-1928) was a German cellist who wrote two cello concertos. The first in D minor was published around 1905 and the second in A minor in 1912. The latter can be heard on YouTube played by Paul Desenne.
Nordal, Jón (b.1926) is an Icelandic composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1983 that has been recorded by Erling Blöndal Bengtsson for ITM. He also wrote Canto elegiaco for cello and orchestra in 1971.
Nordensten, Frank (b.1955) is a Norwegian composer who wrote a cello concerto which was published in 1996. It is designated No.1 on his website but there appears to be no second concerto yet.
Nordentoft, Anders (b.1957) is a Danish composer who wrote a cello concerto called Light Imprisoned in 1998 for Henrik Brendstrup who has recorded it for Dacapo.
Nordgren, Pehr Henrik (1944-2008) was a Finnish composer who wrote five cello concertos. The first from 1980 and third from 1992 are for cello and strings, and have been recorded by Marko Ylönen for BIS and Alba respectively. The first has also been recorded by Erkki Rautio for Finlandia whilst the second (1984), fourth (1994) and fifth (2005) appear to be unrecorded. Nordgren also wrote Hate-Love for cello and string orchestra in 1987 and this has been recorded by Marko Ylönen for Alba.
Nordheim, Arne (1931-2010) was a Norwegian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1982 called Tenebrae. This has been recorded by Truls Mřrk and Jakob Kullberg, both for Aurora, and Ellen Nisbeth for LAWO.
Nordin, Jesper (b.1971) is a Swedish composer who wrote a concerto for cello, ensemble and live electronics called Undercurrents in 2007. This has been recorded by Benjamin Carat for Phono Suecia.
Nřrgĺrd, Per (b.1932) is a Danish composer who has written two cello concertos. No.1 is subtitled Between, dates from 1985 and has been recorded by Morten Zeuthen for Dacapo and Jakob Kullberg for BIS. No.2 from 2009 is for cello and ensemble and subtitled Momentum, this has been recorded by Jakob Kullberg for Aurora.
Nřrholm, Ib (1931-2019) was a Danish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1989 that has been recorded by Erling Blöndal Bengtsson for Kontrapunkt.
Nosyrev, Mikhaïl (1924-1981) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1973 that was recorded by Sergei Slovachevsky for Olympia.
Novák, Milan (1927-2021) was a Slovakian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1978 that was recorded by Marek Novák on LP for Opus. He also wrote Reminiscences for cello and orchestra in 1969.
Nowowiejski, Feliks (1877-1946) was a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1938.
Núńez, Juan Carlos (b.1947) is a Venezuelan composer who wrote Poulet concerto for cello and orchestra in 1985. This was recorded on LP by Leonid Baranckik for Empresas Lansberg and can be heard on YouTube played by André Poulet.
Nuyts, Frank (b.1957) is a Belgian composer who wrote Tumbleweed, a concerto for cello and orchestra in 2012. This has been recorded by Tom Landschoot for Hardscore.
Nyman, Michael (b.1944) is an English minimalist composer who wrote a cello concerto called A New Pavan For These Sad, Distracted Times in 2007.
Oberstadt, Carel (1871-1940) was a Dutch composer who wrote a cello concerto in D minor.
Obradović, Aleksandar (1927-2001) was a Serbian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1979 that was recorded by Yehuda Hanani on LP for RTB. He can also be heard playing it on YouTube.
Očenáš, Andrej (1911-1995) was a Slovakian composer who wrote two cello concertos, the first in 1952 and the second in 1977.
Offenbach, Jacques (1819-1880) was a German-born French composer who wrote a Concerto militaire in 1848 and a single movement Concerto-rondo for cello and orchestra in 1851. Both have been recorded by Guido Schiefen for cpo. Ofra Harnoy has also recorded the Concerto-rondo for Doremi. Offenbach also wrote two other works for cello and orchestra: a Fantaisie subtitled Hommage ŕ Rossini in 1843 (recorded by Raphaela Gromes for Sony) and Introduction, Pričre et Boléro in 1840 (recorded by Camille Thomas for DG). Finally, from his set of Harmonies des bois written around 1853, Offenbach's Les larmes de Jacqueline has been recorded in a version for cello and orchestra by Hee-Young Lim.
Ogburn, James (b.1974) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2007 which can be heard on YouTube played by Alvin Wong.
Ohana, Maurice (1913-1992) was a French composer who wrote two cello concertos. No.1 is subtitled L'anneau de Tamarit, dates from 1976, and has been recorded by Alain Meunier for Erato and Anssi Karttunen for Timpani. No.2 is subtitled In Dark And Blue, dates from 1990 and has been recorded by Sonia Wieder-Atherton for Timpani.
Omizzolo, Silvio (1905-1991) was an Italian composer who wrote a concerto for cello, strings and piano in 1958 that has been recorded by Damiano Scarpa for Velut Luna. It can be heard on YouTube performed by Luca Paccagnella.
Oppo, Franco (1935-2016) was an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1964.
Orefice, Giacomo (1865-1922) was an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto. He also wrote a suite for cello and orchestra called Tiempo greco in 1914.
Orrego-Salas, Juan (1919-2019) was a Chilean composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1992.
Orthel, Léon (1905-1985) was a Dutch composer and pianist who wrote two cello concertos, the first dedicated Aan mijn Ouders (to my parents) in 1929 and the second in 1984.
Osborne, Nigel (b.1948) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1977.
Osieck, Hans (1910-2000) was a Dutch composer and pianist who wrote a cello concerto in 1963.
Osvald, Miloslav (b.1946) is a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto.
Otaka, Atsutada (1944-2021) was a Japanese composer (and son of Hisatada) who wrote a cello concerto in 2018.
Otaka, Hisatada (1911-1951) was a Japanese composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1943. This has been recorded by Ko Iwasaki for EMI.
Ottoson, David (1892-1970) was a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1937. He also wrote a concert piece for cello and orchestra in 1948.
Ovchinnikov, Vyacheslav (1936-2019) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1989.
Pablo, Luis de (1930-2021) was a Spanish composer who wrote a cello concerto called Frondoso Misterio in 2002 that has been recorded by Asier Polo for Claves.
Paciorkiewicz, Tadeusz (1916-1998) was a Polish composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber ensemble in 1991.
Padding, Martijn (b.1956) is a Dutch composer who has written two cello concertos. The first is Last Words for cello and ensemble (2010), and the second is Swift, Grey and Spacious for cello and orchestra (2020).
Padilha, Marco (b.1955) is a Brazilian composer who completed a cello concerto in 2011.
Paketūras, Vaclovas (1928-2018) was a Lithuanian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1966. This was recorded on LP by Michailas Šenderovas for Melodiya, has been issued on CD by the Lithuanian Musicians Union and can be heard on YouTube.
Páleníček, Josef (1914-1991) was a Czech pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1973 that was recorded on LP by Saša Večtomov for Supraphon.
Pałubicki, Konrad (1910-1992) was a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1955.
Palumbo, Vito (b.1972) is an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2007 that has been recorded by Mats Olofsson for BIS. He also wrote Spira for cello and electronics in 2001.
Pan Hwang-Long (b.1945) is a Taiwanese composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1997 which has been privately recorded by Wen-Sinn Yang.
Panufnik, Andrzej (1914-1991) was a Polish composer who lived in England from 1954 and completed his cello concerto in 1991, only days before his death. It was first recorded a year later by Mstislav Rostropovich for NMC. The work has since been recorded by several other cellists, including Andrzej Bauer for CD Accord, Raphael Wallfisch for cpo and Roman Jabłoński for Dux.
Pâque, Désiré (1867-1939) was a Belgian-born French composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto in 1893 which is thought to be lost.
Parrott, Ian (1916-2012) was a British composer who wrote a Concerto breve for cello and orchestra in 1961 which was premiered by William Pleeth in 1963.
Parsadanjan, Boriss (1925-1997) was an Armenian-born Estonian composer who wrote his Concerto-Symphony No.9 for cello and orchestra in 1985.
Pärt, Arvo (b.1935) is an Estonian composer who wrote a brief three movement cello concerto subtitled Pro et contra and dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich in 1966. Cellists who have recorded it include Frans Helmerson for BIS, Vadim Messerman for Manchester Classics and Truls Mřrk for Erato. Pärt's Fratres, a work with varied instrumentation was arranged for cello, string orchestra and percussion in 1995, and a further version for eight cellos can be heard on YouTube.
Pascal, Claude (1921-2017) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1959 that was recorded on LP by André Navarra and has been issued on CD by Forgotten Records.
Pastor, Koldo (b.1947) is a Spanish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2016. The third movement can be heard on YouTube played by David Johnstone.
Patterson, Paul (b.1947) is a British composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 2002 that has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus and Alice Neary for Dutton Epoch.
Paulson, Gustaf (1898-1966) was a Swedish composer who wrote two cello concertos, dating from 1944 and 1957.
Paulus, Stephen (1949-2014) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2009 for Lynn Harrell who can be heard playing it on YouTube.
Pavlenko, Sergei (1952-2012) was a Russian composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1983 and 1993. The second called Ives Composition is for cello and strings. He also wrote Credo for cello, electric cello and large orchestra (his Concerto grosso No.4) in 2009.
Paxton, Stephen (1734-1787) was an English composer and cellist from the North-East. He wrote a cello concerto near the end of his life that has been recorded by Sebastian Comberti for Cello Classics.
Peçi, Aleksandër (b.1951) is an Albanian composer who wrote a concerto (No.2) for cello and orchestra in 1982 (his No.1 is a piano concerto). This can be heard on YouTube in two parts played by Astrit Selita. He also wrote a double cello concerto.
Pekov, Michail (b.1941) is a Bulgarian composer who has written two cello concertos. The first dates from 1975 and is for cello and chamber orchestra, the second dates from 1982 and has full orchestral accompaniment.
Pembaur, Josef Senior (1848-1923) was an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1910 that has been recorded by Tim Ströble for Musik Museum. This can be heard on YouTube.
Penard, Olivier (b.1974) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2018.
Penderecki, Krzysztof (1933-2020) wrote two cello concertos, the first dating from 1972 and the second from 1982. The first was soon recorded by Siegfried Palm for EMI and has also been recorded by Jakob Spahn for Dux. The second was premiered and recorded by Mstislav Rostropovich for Erato, and has been recorded several times since, including by Tatjana Vassiljeva for Naxos and Astrig Siranossian for Claves. Penderecki also composed a Sonata for cello and orchestra (1964) for Siegfried Palm, a concerto grosso for three cellos and orchestra, and a Largo for cello and orchestra (2003) - these have been usefully brought together on a Naxos disc. Finally, Penderecki’s Viola Concerto from 1984 has been recorded on the cello by Rafał Kwiatkowski for Dux.
Penna, Girolamo was an Italian composer and cellist who wrote a cello concerto in E. Very little information is available on the internet about him although this book by Michael Werner associates him with a date of 1758.
Pergament, Moses (1893-1977) was a Finnish-born Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1955. This can be heard on the Internet Archive played by Gaspar Cassadó.
Perkowski, Piotr (1901-1990) was a Polish composer who completed a cello concerto in 1974 that has been recorded by Roman Jabłoński for Polskie Radio.
Perks, Stephen (b.1956) is a British composer better known as a Christian author who wrote a cello concerto. The score and a digitally-created performance can be found on YouTube.
Perle, George (1915-2009) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1966 that has been recorded by Jay Campbell for Bridge.
Perreur-Lloyd, Keith (b.1952) is an Anglo-French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2003. This can be heard on YouTube played by Nicholas Anderson.
Perrin, Jean (1920-1989) was a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1972 that has been recorded by for Alexandra Gutu for Claves and Emil Rovner for Divox.
Perroni, Giovanni (1688-1748) was an Italian cellist who wrote a cello concerto in D minor called Suonato dallo stesso doppo' il Te Deum in 1712 which has been recorded by Michal Stahel for Pavlík.
Perry, William P. (b.1930) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2007 subtitled Jamestown. This has been recorded for Naxos by Yehuda Hanani. MusicWeb reviewers Dan Morgan and Bob Briggs had rather different views on the work.
Peskó, Zoltán (1937-2020) was a Hungarian composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto in 1961.
Pētersons, Kristaps (b.1982) is a Latvian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra in 2012 which is the second in a series of twelve concertos for various instruments by different composers commissioned by the city of Liepāja. This has been recorded by Kristine Blaumane for Skani.
Petitgirard, Laurent (b.1950) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1994 and dedicated it to fellow composer Marcel Landowski. This has been recorded by Gary Hoffman for Naxos.
Petkov, Bojidar (1940-2015) was a Bulgarian composer who wrote a Concerto-poem for cello and orchestra in 1996. He also wrote Music for cello and orchestra in 1995.
Petra-Basacopol, Carmen (b.1926) is a Romanian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1982 that has been recorded by Marin Cazacu for Electrecord.
Petridis, Petros (1892-1977) was a Greek composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1936.
Pexidr, Karel (b.1929) is a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto that was premiered in 2016.
Pfitzner, Hans (1869-1949) was a German composer who wrote three cello concertos: in A minor (1888), G (1935) and A minor (1943). They have all been recorded by David Geringas for cpo and Alban Gerhardt for Hyperion. Also a recording of the G Major concerto by Rohan de Saram has been issued by First Hand Records.
Pflüger, Andreas (b.1941) is a Swiss composer who wrote two cello concertos: No.1 in 1974 (revised in 2020) and No.2 in 2021. He also wrote Sette Pitture for cello and orchestra in 2014.
Piatti, Alfredo (1822-1901) was an Italian cellist who wrote two cello concertos, in 1874 and 1877. The first appears to be unrecorded but the second has been recorded by Josephine Knight for Dutton on a disc that also includes his concertino for cello and orchestra from 1862.
Picker, Tobias (b.1954) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1999 that has been recorded by Paul Watkins for Chandos.
Pijper, Willem (1894-1947) was a Dutch composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1936 (and revised it in 1947) that has been recorded by Heinrich Schiff for NM.
Pimentel Ojeda, Edward Joshua (b.2002) has written two cello concertos in 2019 that can be found and heard in the Petrucci Music Library.
Pinto Campa, Miguel (1945-2013) was a Cuban composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1993.
Pintscher, Matthias (b.1971) is a German composer and conductor who has written two cello concertos, Reflections on Narcissus in 2005 and Un despertar in 2016. Reflections on Narcissus has been recorded by Truls Mřrk for Kairos and Ailsa Weilerstein at the New York Philharmonic Orchestra Biennial in 2014. The premiere of Un despertar played by Ailsa Weilerstein can be seen and heard on YouTube. Pintscher also wrote La Metamorfosi di Narciso for cello and ensemble in 1992.
Pipkov, Lubomir (1904-1974) was a Bulgarian composer (and son of the composer Panayot Pipkov) who completed a cello concerto in 1963 which was dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich, and he can be heard playing it on YouTube. The work is also known as the Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra and it was recorded on LP by Ventsislav Nikolov for Balkanton.
Pironkov, Simeon (1927-2000) was a Bulgarian composer who wrote a Concerto Rustico for cello and orchestra in 1982 which was recorded on LP by Zdravko Yordanov for Balkanton. This can be heard on YouTube.
Pitombeira, Liduíno (b.1962) is a Brazilian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2000 that has been recorded by Dennis Parker for Centaur.
Pizzetti, Ildebrando (1880-1968) was an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1934 that has been recorded by Enrico Mainardi for Doremi and Silvia Chiesa for Sony.
Platel, Nicolas-Joseph (1777-1835) was a French cellist who published five cello concertos. Nos. 1 and 4 can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Platti, Giovanni Benedetto (1697-1763) was an Italian oboist and composer who wrote three cello concertos (in A, D minor and D) that have all been recorded by Stefano Veggetti for Brilliant Classics. Sol Gabetta has also recorded the D minor concerto for Sony.
Pleyel, Ignace Joseph (1757-1831) was an Austrian-born French composer who wrote six cello concertos (one is lost). Four of them are in C major and one in D, and these have all been recorded by Péter Szabó for Hungaroton.
Plüss, Erich (b.1962) is a Swiss cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2015 that can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Podkovyrov, Petr (1910-1977) was a Byelorussian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1959.
Poissl, Johann Nepomuk von (1783-1865) was a German composer, mainly of operas, who wrote a cello concerto in 1816.
Polyakov, Valeri (1913-1970) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1960 that was recorded on LP by Yuri Krylov for Melodiya. This can be heard on YouTube.
Popov, Gavriil (1904-1972) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1953. He also wrote Symphonic Aria for cello and orchestra in 1946 - this can be heard on YouTube played by Dmitry Krychov.
Popov, Todor (1921-2000) was a Bulgarian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1952. He also wrote an Elegie for cello and string orchestra in 1957.
Popper, David (1843-1913) was a Bohemian cellist who wrote four concertos, dating from 1861, 1880, 1888 and 1900. They have been recorded a few times and all four performed by Martin Rummel are currently available on a Naxos disc. The first three only have been recorded by Wen-Sinn Yang for cpo. Wikipedia also lists a fifth concerto In the Style of Haydn, presumably it is this work in the Petrucci Music Library, a recording by Mstislav Rostropovich on YouTube is linked from that page. Popper also wrote wrote a Requiem for three cellos and orchestra.
Porpora, Nicola (1686-1768), a Neapolitan composer, wrote a cello concerto in G major which has been recorded several times including by Chiara Banchini for Zigzag and Adriano Fazio for Brilliant Classics. An A minor concerto recorded by Lucia Swarts for Challenge Classics has since been attributed to Nicola Fiorenza.
Poteat, Angelique is an American clarinettist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2019 which was premiered by Efe Baltacıgil in Seattle in November of that year.
Poturlyan, Artin (b.1943) is an Armenian-Bulgarian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1999.
Powers, Anthony (b.1953) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto for Steven Isserlis in 1990.
Prangcharoen, Narong (b.1973) is a Thai composer who has written a cello concerto called Far from home. This can be heard on YouTube performed by Tapalin Charoensook in 2014. A shorter work with the same title for cello solo has been recorded by Nick Dinnerstein for Albany.
Prausmüller, René (b.1968) is an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1992.
Previn, André (1929-2019) was a German-American pianist, composer, and conductor who wrote two cello concertos, in 1967 and 2010. The first can be heard on YouTube played by Julian Lloyd Webber although apparently it was withdrawn by the composer.
Prévost, André (1934-2001) was a Canadian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1976.
Price, John Elwood (1935-1995) was an American composer who completed a cello concerto in 1974. He also wrote a Scherzo for cello and orchestra in 1973.
Prior, Richard (b.1966) is a British composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto which was premiered in 2014 by Matt Haimovitz.
Priori, Vicenzo was an 18th century Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in C.
Prokofiev, Gabriel (b.1975) is the Russian-British grandson of Sergei. In 2012 he wrote a cello concerto which has been recorded by Boris Andrianov for Signum.
Prokofiev, Sergei (1891-1953) wrote a cello concerto at the behest of Gregor Piatigorsky between 1932 and 1938 although it was first performed by Lev Berezovsky. A relatively unsuccessful and little known work, it was first recorded by János Starker with cuts. In recent years the original work has been recorded complete several times, including by Alexander Ivashkin, Alban Gerhardt and Steven Isserlis. In 1952 Prokofiev reworked the cello concerto into a symphony-concerto with the assistance of Mstislav Rostropovich who recorded it twice on Warner. It has been recorded by many other cellists over the years. Prokofiev also began a concertino for cello and orchestra but it was incomplete at the time of his death. This was arranged by Dmitry Kabalevsky and recorded by Mstislav Rostropovich on Warner. Vladimir Blok has also arranged the work and this has been recorded by Alexander Ivashkin for Chandos.
Proto, Frank (b.1941) is an American composer and double-bassist who wrote a cello concerto in 1978 that can be heard via the above link. He also wrote a Divertimento for cello and orchestra (2014).
Przybylski, Dariusz (b.1984) is a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2013 that has been recorded by Magdalena Bojanowicz for Dux. He has also written Four Darks in Red. Hommage ŕ Mark Rothko for cello and orchestra (2012).
Pstrokońska-Nawratil, Grażyna (b.1947) is a Polish composer who wrote a concerto for cello, children's choir and orchestra called Assisi in 2017.
Pulkkis, Uljas (b.1975) is a Finnish composer who has written two concertos for cello and chamber ensemble. The first dates from 2000 and is called Madrigal. The second dates from 2012, is called Dragonfly and can be heard on YouTube played by Ella van Poucke.
Puts, Kevin (b.1972) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto called Vision in 2006.
Pütz, Eduard (1911-2000) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1985.
Pylkkänen, Tauno (1918-1980) was a Finnish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1950.
Qin Wenchen (b.1966) is a Chinese composer who wrote a cello concerto called Dawn in 2008 that has been recorded by Li-Wei Qin for Naxos.
Qu Xiaosong (b.1952) is a Chinese composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra in 1985 and a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in the same year.
Quan Jihao (b.1954) is a Chinese composer who wrote a cello concerto called Tatoo in 1997.
Raaff, Robin de (b.1968) is a Dutch composer who completed a cello concerto in 2013 that has been recorded by Marien van Staalen for Challenge Classics.
Rääts, Jaan (b.1932-2020) was an Estonian composer who has written two concertos for cello and chamber orchestra dating from 1966 and 1997. He also wrote one for cello and full symphony orchestra in 1971 as his Op.43 and subsequently recomposed it in 1977 as Op.59. All appear to be unrecorded.
Radzynski, Jan (b.1950) is a Polish-born Israeli-American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1992. This can be heard on YouTube played by Zvi Plesser.
Raff, Joachim (1822-1882) was a Swiss composer of two cello concertos, No.1 dating from 1874 and No.2 from 1876. They have both been recorded by Daniel Müller-Schott for Tudor.
Rafter, Ronnie is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in the Baroque style.
Ragnarsson, Hjálmar H. (b.1952) is an Icelandic composer who wrote a cello concerto called Over a Still Morning in 2009.
Räihälä, Osmo Tapio (b.1964) is a Finnish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2006.
Rainier, Priaulx (1903-1986) was born in South Africa but lived most of her life in England. She wrote a cello concerto in 1964 that was premiered by Jacqueline du Pré at the Proms that year, a performance that has been issued on BBC Legends.
Rait, Anatoli (b.1944) is a Russian-born composer based in Estonia who wrote a cello concerto.
Raitio, Pentti (1930-2014) was a Finnish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1994.
Rajičić, Stanojlo (1910-2000) was a Serbian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1949.
Ramovš, Primož (1921-1999) was a Slovenian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1974 that was recorded by Ciril Škerjanec for RTV Ljubljana.
Rands, Bernard (b.1934) is a British-American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1996 that has been recorded by Thomas Moser for NMC.
Ranjbaran, Bezhad (b.1955) is of Persian origin but now based in the USA. He completed a cello concerto in 2000 that has been recorded by Paul Tobias for Albany.
Raphael, Günter (1903-1960) was a German composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1929. He also orchestrated Dvořák's early A major cello concerto.
Rappaport, Moshe (1903-1968) was a Polish-born Israeli composer and cellist who wrote a cello concerto in 1949.
Rasmussen, Karl Aage (b.1947) is a Danish composer who wrote a cello concerto called Contrafactum in 1980.
Rattenbach, Augusto Benjamin (1927-2015) was an Argentine composer who wrote Concierto da cámara for cello and string orchestra in 1988. A concertino for cello and orchestra by Rattenbach can be heard on YouTube played by Leo Viola.
Ratusińska-Zamuszko, Weronika (b.1977) is a Polish composer who has written two cello concertos, in 2008 and 2013. The first has been recorded by Tomasz Strahl for Dux. She has also written Blue Note II for cello and orchestra (2017).
Rauchenecker, Georg (1844-1906) was a German composer, conductor and violinist who wrote a cello concerto dedicated to Henri Son in 1904.
Raukhverger, Mikhail (1901-1989) was a Soviet composer and pianist who wrote a cello concerto.
Rautavaara, Einojuhani (1928-2016) was a Finnish composer who wrote two cello concertos: No.1 in 1969 and No.2 subtitled Towards the Horizon in 2009. The first has been recorded by János Starker for SWR and Marko Ylönen for Ondine. The second has been recorded by Truls Mřrk also for Ondine.
Rawsthorne, Alan (1905-1971) was a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1965 that has been recorded by Alexander Baillie for Naxos.
Raykhelson, Igor (b.1961) is a Russian-born American pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2010 that has been recorded by Alexander Kniazev for Toccata.
Read, Gardner (1913-2005) was an American composer who completed a cello concerto in 1945.
Rechberger, Herman (b.1947) is an Austrian-born Finnish composer who wrote Kahraba' (Yellow Amber), a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra which includes a darabuka (oriental drum) in 1996.
Redman, Reginald (1892-1972) was a British composer who wrote a cello concerto.
Reed, Herbert Owen (1910-2014) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1949 that was recorded on LP by Louis Potter for Dorian.
Reicha, Anton (1770-1836) was a Czech-born French composer who was the nephew of Josef Reicha (see below). He wrote a cello concerto dedicated to Jacques-Michel Hurel de Lamare during the period 1803-1823. The page linked above listing his works suggests that he possibly composed two more cello concertos but they may have been written by his uncle. He also wrote a sinfonia concertante for two cellos and orchestra.
Reicha, Josef (1752-1795) was a Czech cellist who composed at least eight cello concertos. His one in A major was first recorded by Emanuel Feuermann in the 1940s (and reissued on West Hill), and it since has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus and Mikael Ericsson for Panton. The latter’s disc also includes a D major concerto. An F minor concerto has been recorded by Miloš Sádlo for Panton – this no longer seems to be available but can be heard on YouTube. Marek Jerie has recorded an E major concerto for Panton that can also be heard on YouTube. The rest are presumably unrecorded.
Reichel, Bernard (1901-1992) was a Swiss composer who wrote a concerto for cello and small orchestra in 1944.
Reichenauer, Antonín (c.1694-1730) was a Bohemian composer who wrote two cello concertos that can be found in the Petrucci Music Library. The D minor concerto has been recorded by Marek Stryncl on a baroque cello for Supraphon.
Reinecke, Carl (1824-1910) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1864 that has been recorded by Michael Samis for Delos.
Reiner, Karel (1910-1979) was a Czech composer who completed a cello concerto in 1943 that has been recorded by Sebastian Foron for Toccata.
Reinvere, Jüri (b.1971) is an Estonian composer who wrote cello concerto subtitled Inter Lacrimas et Luctum in 2019.
Reise, Jay (b. 1950) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and 13 instruments in 2000 that has been recorded by Ulrich Boeckheler for CRI.
Reiser, Alois (1887-1977) was a Czech-American composer and cellist based in the USA who wrote a cello concerto in 1916. His Wikipedia page states that he wrote two cello concertos.
Reiter, Hermann (1933-2005) was an Austrian composer (and brother of Herwig) who wrote a cello concerto in 1975.
Reiter, Herwig (b.1941) is an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2001.
Reizenstein, Franz (1911-1968) was a German-born British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1936 but revised it considerably before the 1951 premiere given by William Pleeth. It has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for cpo.
Rekašius, Antanas (1928-2003) was a Lithuanian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Diaphony in 1972 that was recorded on LP by Iminas Kučinskas for Melodiya. The work (possibly in that performance) can be heard on YouTube but the cellist is uncredited.
Rekleitis, Kostas (b.1975) is a Greek composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 2018.
Remenkov, Stefan (1923-1988) was a Bulgarian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1964.
Rensburg, Jacques (1846-1910) was a Dutch-born German cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1892.
Respighi, Ottorino (1879-1936) was an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1902 which was left unpublished. In 1921 he returned to the middle movement and it became the Adagio con variazioni for cello and orchestra. This work has been recorded quite frequently, for example by Han-Na Chang for EMI, Mischa Maisky live on a Euroarts DVD, Andrea Noferini on Brilliant Classics and Sol Gabetta for RCA.
Reuter, Fritz (1896-1963) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1927 which was premiered by Fritz Schertel two years later.
Reynolds, Roger (b.1934) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra called Thoughts, Places, Dreams in 2013. This has been recorded by Alexis Descharmes for Mode and he can be heard playing the French premiere on YouTube. He also wrote The Dream of the Infinite Rooms for cello, orchestra and tape in 1986. This has been recorded by Regina Mushabac for GM Recordings.
Ribáry, Antal (1924-1992) was a Hungarian composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1958 and 1977.
Richter, Paul (1875-1950) was a Romanian composer of German descent who wrote a cello concerto published as his Op.109.
Richter de Rangenier, Peter (b.1930) is an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2001.
Richter Herf, Franz (1920-1989) was an Austrian composer who wrote Concerto breve for cello and orchestra in 1962.
Řídký, Jaroslav (1897-1956) was a Czech harpist, conductor and composer of two cello concertos. The first dates from 1930 and can be heard on YouTube played by František Smetana - it is unclear whether or not this is a commercial recording. The second dates from 1940 and has been recorded by František Smetana originally for Supraphon now on Forgotten Records.
Ridout, Alan (1934-1996) was a British composer who wrote three cello concertos. No.1 is for cello, percussion and strings (1984), No.2 for cello and wordless choir (1994), and No.3 for cello and 8 cellos (1995) being subtitled The Prisoner. All have been recorded by Gérard Leclerc for Black Box.
Riege, Ernst (1885-1976) was a German composer, mainly of film music who wrote a cello concerto in 1959. He also wrote a Notturno for cello and small orchestra in 1956 and this can be heard on YouTube played by Young-Chan Cho.
Rieti, Vittorio (1898-1994) was an Egyptian-born Italian-American composer who wrote two cello concertos, the first for cello and chamber orchestra in 1934 and the second in 1953. His concerto for cello and twelve instruments (presumably the first) was recorded on LP by Massimo Amfitheatrof for Serenus.
Rietz, Julius (1812-1877) was a German cellist, conductor and friend of Felix Mendelssohn who wrote a cello concerto in the 1830s that has been recorded by Klaus-Dieter Brandt for ARS.
Rihm, Wolfgang (b.1952) is a German composer who has written two cello concertos. The first from 2006 is in one movement and has been recorded by Tanja Tetzlaff for Neos. The second from 2018 is called Concerto en sol and was written for Sol Gabetta who can be heard playing it on YouTube. Rihm also wrote Styx und Lethe for cello and orchestra in 1998 and this has been recorded by Lucas Fels for Hänssler. An early work for the same forces - Monodram dating from 1983 was recorded on LP by Siegfried Palm for ORF.
Ritter, Peter (1763-1846) was a German composer and cellist who wrote seven cello concertos that have survived complete in full orchestral score.
Rivier, Jean (1896-1987) was a French composer who wrote a work for cello and orchestra in 1927. The link above describes this as a concerto but other sources, including this catalogue of his works, indicate that it was a Rhapsody for cello and orchestra.
Robert-Hansen, Emil (1860-1926) was a Danish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1881.
Roberts, Hayden (b.2004) from Illinois wrote a brief cello concerto in 2019 called Cycles that can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Robertson, Leroy (1896-1971) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1954. It was premiered by Zara Nelsova in 1956 and resurrected by Julie Bevan fifty years later.
Robin, Yann (b.1974) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto called Quarks in 2016. This can be seen and heard via the composer’s Facebook page played by Eric-Maria Couturier. In 2020 he wrote a second concerto called Quarks II.
Rodrigo, Joaquín (1901-1999) was a Spanish composer and pianist who was blind from the age of three and is best known for his guitar concerto (Concierto de Aranjuez). He composed two cello concertos, the first from 1949 being titled Concierto en modo galante was written for Gaspar Cassadó. In the early 1950s this was recorded by Grace Whitney (now available on Soundmark) and it since has been recorded by Robert Cohen for EMI (now Warner). The second concerto known as the Concierto como un divertimento dates from 1982 and has been recorded for Sony by Julian Lloyd Webber who gave the premiere in London. Both concertos are available paired on the same Naxos disc played by Asier Polo.
Rodrigo Arto, Francisco (b.1938) is a Spanish-born Venezuelan composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2001.
Rodríguez, Marcela (b.1951) is a Mexican composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1997.
Rofelt, Kasper (b.1982) is a Danish composer who wrote a cello concerto called Night Phase in 2017.
Rogatis, Pascual de (1880-1980) was an Argentine composer who wrote two cello concertos.
Rogister, Jean (1879-1964) was a Belgian composer and violist who wrote a cello concerto in 1917. He also wrote Par une aprčs-midi ensoleillée for cello and orchestra, and Adieu for viola or cello and string orchestra in 1919.
Rogl, Helmut (b.1960) is an Austrian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra called ViolonChallenges in 1993 that has been recorded by Martin Rummel for Musicaphon. He also wrote Symphonische Miniaturen for cello and large orchestra in 2012, and this can be heard on YouTube played by Robert Nagy via this page.
Romberg, Bernhard (1767-1841) was a German cellist who gave the first performances of Beethoven’s Op.5 cello sonatas. He wrote 10 cello concertos, of which 9 can be found in the Petrucci Music Library. The first (1795) and fifth (1808) have been recorded by Davit Melkonyan for cpo. Lionel Cottet has recorded the second concerto for Sony. Raphael Wallfisch has recorded the fourth (1803) and sixth (1812) concertos for cpo. The rest appear to be unrecorded. Romberg also wrote a concertino for two cellos and orchestra.
Romero, Aldemaro (1928-2007) was a Venezuelan composer who wrote Concierto del Delfín for cello and orchestra in 2001.
Romero Asenjo, Alfonso (b. 1957) is a Spanish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1995 that has been recorded by Iagoba Fanlo in its original version with string orchestral accompaniment for Naxos. There is also a version for full orchestra. It was dedicated to Álvaro Pablo Campos and he can be heard playing it on YouTube.
Rřnsholdt, Niels (b.1978) is a Danish composer who wrote Country, a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 18 songs in 2020. This is described as a cello concerto in the shape of a song cycle and it has been recorded by Jakob Kullberg for Dacapo.
Röntgen, Julius (1855-1932) was a German-Dutch composer who wrote three cello concertos: No.1 in 1893, No.2 in 1909 and No.3 in 1928. All have been recorded by Arturo Muruzabal for Etcetera and Gregor Horsch for cpo.
Roosevelt, Joseph Willard (1918-2008) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1963.
Rorem, Ned (b.1923) is an American composer and diarist who wrote a cello concerto in 2002 that has been recorded by Wen-Sinn Yang for Naxos.
Rosenberg, Hilding (1892-1985) was a Swedish composer who wrote two concertos in 1939 and 1953. A radio broadcast of the first played by Ĺke Olofsson can be heard on YouTube. The second was recorded on LP by Ola Karlsson for Caprice and has appeared on a CD called The Swedish Cello.
Rosenfeld, Gerhard (1931-2003) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1969 which was recorded on LP by Josef Schwab for Nova. This can be heard on YouTube: Part I; Part II.
Rosenvald, Helmut (1929-2020) was an Estonian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1970. His chamber symphony No.2 from 1979 is also for the same forces.
Rosing-Schow, Niels (b.1954) is a Danish composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra called Les pas d'Eurydice in 2011.
Rota, Nino (1911-1979) was an Italian composer best known for film music. He wrote two cello concertos, No.1 in 1972 and No.2 in 1973, Both have been recorded by Dmitri Yablonsky for Chandos, Friedrich Kleinhapl for ARS and Silvia Chiesa for Sony. Wikipedia also lists a cello concerto (as "No.0" from 1925 when Rota was 14) which was premiered by Orfeo Mandozzi in 2005 but it does not seem to have been recorded.
Rotaru, Doina (b.1951) is a Romanian composer who has written two cello concertos. The first dates from 1987 and was recorded on LP by Anca Vartolomei for Electrecord. The second is subtitled Umbre IV, dates from 2004 and is unrecorded.
Röttger, Heinz (1909-1977) was a German composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1952 and 1962.
Rouse, Christopher (1949-2019) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1993 which has been recorded by Yo-Yo Ma for Sony.
Routh, Francis (b.1927) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1973.
Rowley, Alec (1892-1958) was an English composer who wrote a Miniature concerto for cello and orchestra in 1956.
Royer, Ronald (b.1959) is an American composer and cellist based in Canada who wrote a cello concerto called Journey in 1996.
Rózsa, Miklós (1907-1995) was a Hungarian-American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1968 which has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for ASV (now on Alto), Paul Watkins for Chandos and Lynn Harrell for Telarc.
Rubinstein, Anton (1829-1894) was a Russian pianist and composer who wrote two cello concertos, No.1 in 1864 and No. 2 in 1875. Both have been recorded by Werner Thomas-Mifune for Koch and were reissued on VMS. The first has been recorded by Alban Gerhardt for MDG.
Ruders, Poul (b.1949) is a Danish composer who has written two cello concertos. The first subtitled Polydrama dates from 1988 and was recorded by Morten Zeuthen for Unicorn Kanchana. The second concerto Anima was completed in 1993 and has been recorded by Michaela Fukačová for Bridge.
Ruehr, Elena (b.1963) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for solo cello, harp and orchestra called Cloud Atlas (inspired by the novel by David Mitchell) in 2011. It has been recorded by Jennifer Kloetzel for BMOP/Sound.
Ruiz-Pipó, Antonio (1934-1997) was a Spanish composer and pianist who wrote a cello concerto.
Ruzicka, Peter (b.1948) is a German composer and conductor who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra called Über die Grenze in 2009. This has been recorded by Peter Sigl for Neos.
Ryba, Jakub Jan (1765-1815) was a Bohemian composer who wrote a cello concerto that has been recorded by Eduard Šistek for Nibiru and by Petr Nouzovský for Czech Radio.
Ryu, Jeajoon (b.1970) is a South Korean composer who wrote a cello concerto Lacrima in 2010 that has been recorded by Arto Noras for the RPO’s own label.


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