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Alphabetical Listing of Composers of Cello Concertos
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Saar, Robert (1925-1976) was a German composer and organist who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1960. This can be heard on YouTube played by Helga Ulsamer.
Saariaho, Kaija (b.1952) is a Finnish composer who has written two cello concertos. No.1 called Amers is for cello and ensemble, dates from 1992, and has been recorded by Anssi Karttunen for Sony and Jakob Kullberg for Aurora. No.2 dates from 2006, is subtitled Notes on Light and has been recorded by Anssi Karttunen for Ondine and Jakob Kullberg for BIS.
Sabahu, Vullnet (b.1952) is an Albanian composer, conductor and violinist who wrote a cello concerto (see page 79) in 1991.
Sabatino, Nicola (1705-1796) was a Neapolitan composer who wrote a Solo (or Sonate) for cello, two violins and basso continuo in G that has been quite widely labelled as a cello concerto. It has been recorded by Gaetano Nasillo for ZigZag.
Sacco, Steven Christopher (b.1965) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and percussion ensemble in 1995. The work was premiered by Eric Bartlett in that year but has since been withdrawn.
Sćverud, Harald (1897-1992) was a Norwegian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1931 but it lay unperformed during his lifetime. Apparently he intended to revise the work, a task that was eventually undertaken by Robert Rřnnes in 1998. This version has been recorded by Truls Mřrk (who gave the premiere in 1999) for BIS.
Sagaev, Dimitar (1915-2003) was a Bulgarian composer who wrote two cello concertos. The first dates from 1977 and the second, for cello and string orchestra, from 1997.
Saikkola, Lauri (1906-1995) was a Finnish composer and violinist who wrote a Concerto in miniatura for cello, strings and piano in 1953.
Sainsbury, Lionel (b.1958) is an English pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1999 that has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Dutton Epoch.
Saint-Saëns, Camille (1835-1921) was a French composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1872 and 1902. The first in particular has been recorded many times and an index of all reviews on MusicWeb International is available. Saint-Saëns also composed a suite for cello and orchestra. Originally composed for cello and piano in 1866 he came back to it in 1919 and substantially revised and orchestrated it. Both concertos, this work and two slighter works arranged for cello and orchestra - Romance and Allegro appassionato (plus The Swan of course!) - can also be heard on a single Naxos disc played by Gabriel Schwabe.
Salaks, Vilnis (1939-2021) was a Latvian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1973.
Salandrini, Alessandro is an Italian percussionist and composer wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra called Imitation in 2010. A performance of the revised version from 2018 can be heard on YouTube played by Erica Piccotti.
Salgado, Luis Humberto (1903-1977) was an Ecuadorian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1975.
Sallinen, Aulis (b.1935) is a Finnish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1976 that has been recorded by Arto Noras for Finlandia and Jan-Erik Gustafsson for cpo. He also wrote Variations for cello and orchestra in 1961 and two works for cello and strings: the Nocturnal Dances of Don Juan Quixote (Chamber Music III) in 1986 and The trees, all their green (Chamber Music VIII) in 2009, and they have both been recorded by Arto Noras for Ondine.
Salmenhaara, Erkki (1941-2002) was a Finnish composer who completed a cello concerto in 1987. He also wrote a Poema for cello (or violin or viola) and strings in 1975 and that has been recorded by Marko Ylönen for Alba.
Salmhofer, Franz (1900-1975) was an Austrian composer and clarinettist who wrote a concerto for cello and small orchestra which was performed in Vienna in 1948 by Richard Krotschak.
Salmon, Raymond (1917-2021) was a Belgian cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto designated No.1 in 1943.
Salomon, Siegfried (1885-1962) was a Danish composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1922 and 1958. The first has been recorded by Erling Blöndal Bengtsson for Danacord and Morten Zeuthen for Classico.
Salonen, Esa-Pekka (b.1958) is a Finnish composer who is better known as a conductor. He wrote a cello concerto in 2017 which has been recorded by Yo-Yo Ma for Sony and Nicolas Altstaedt for Alpha. He also wrote Mania for cello and orchestra in 2001 and that has been recorded by Anssi Karttunen for Sony.
Salva, Tadeáš (1937-1995) was a Slovakian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1967 that was recorded on LP by Juraj Fazekaš for Opus, and since by Eugen Prochác for Naxos.
Samaras, Christos (b.1956) is a Greek composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra. A performance in Athens by Renato Ripo was scheduled for March 2022.
Sammartini, Giovanni Battista ((1698-1775) was an Italian composer who wrote a concerto for violoncello piccolo before 1762 which was published by Eulenburg in 1965, edited by Newell Jenkins. This work has been recorded twice but in the first recording by Rainer Zipperling for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi made in 2002 it was attributed to the composer's lesser known brother Giuseppe (1695-1750). It has more recently been recorded attributed to Giovanni Battista by Elinor Frey for Analekta. Listening to excerpts of these discs via the previous link and here leave us in no doubt that this is the same work. The most likely explanation for the attribution to Giuseppe seems to be that the work was originally incorrectly published under his name and that such a source was used for the Deutsche Harmonia Mundi recording. We are grateful to the Fondazione Arcadia for confirming that the work was composed by Giovanni Battista.
San Martin, Laurie (b.1968) is an American composer, conductor and clarinettist who wrote a cello concerto in 2006 that was premiered by David Russell the following year. The first movement may be heard on SoundCloud.
Sánchez Haase, Diego (b.1970) is a Paraguayan conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto called El Luisón del Yvytyrusú in 2003. This may be heard on YouTube played by Sofía del Moral.
Sandby, Herman(n) (1881-1965) was a Danish composer and cellist who wrote a cello concerto in 1915 which he premiered the following year in Philadelphia under the baton of Leopold Stokowski.
Sande, Filip (b.1970) is a Norwegian composer, musician and author who wrote three cello concertos, in 2011, 2014 and 2015. Samples of the works may be heard on the composer's YouTube channel. He also wrote Insomnia for cello and string orchestra in 2008 and this may be heard on SoundCloud.
Sándor, László (b.1975) is a Hungarian composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Rosarium Gloriosum in 2018.
Sandström, Sven-David (1942-2019) was a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1988 that has been recorded by Torleif Thedéen for Caprice.
Santoro, Cláudio (1919-1989) was a Brazilian composer who wrote a cello concerto (designated No.1) in 1961. He also wrote Fantasia Sul America in 1983 which he arranged for several instruments, including for cello and orchestra.
Santos, Joaquim dos (1936-2008) was a Portuguese composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2006.
Santos Mazal, Enrique (1930-2022) was a Mexican composer and optician who wrote a cello concerto in 1989.
Sanzogno, Nino (1911-1983) was an Italian composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto in 1937.
Sarcich, Paul (b.1951) is a New Zealand-born composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 2001. The complete work can be heard on YouTube via this page, played by Anna Sarcich.
Sardelli, Federico Maria (b.1963) is an Italian conductor, flautist and composer who has written two baroque style cello concertos, in 2008 and 2018. The first in G minor has been recorded by Vittorio Ceccanti for Brilliant Classics. He also wrote a concerto for two cello and strings.
Sargsyan, Ruben (1945-2013) was an Armenian composer who wrote four cello concertos, dating from 1977, 1979, 1989 and 1994. The first has full orchestral accompaniment whilst the other three are scored for chamber orchestra. The premiere of the second can be heard on YouTube played by Medea Abrahamyan. He also wrote Cogitation for cello and chamber orchestra in 2000 and this can be heard on YouTube played by Alexandr Karakhanyan.
Sarmientos, Jorge (1931-2012) was a Guatemalan composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra called Diferencias in 1966.
Sauguet, Henri (1901-1989) was a French composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Mélodie concertante that was recorded in 1972 on LP by Mstislav Rostropovich for Melodiya. This can be heard on YouTube.
Saunders, Rebecca (b.1967) is a British composer based in Germany who wrote a concerto for cello, strings and percussion called Ire in 2012. The premiere may be heard on YouTube played by Jean-Guihen Queyras.
Sawyers, Philip (b.1951) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2010 that has been recorded by Maja Bogdanovic for Nimbus Alliance.
Saxton, Robert (b.1953) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1993.
Say, Fazil (b.1970) is a Turkish pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Never give up in 2018. This has been recorded by Camille Thomas for DG.
Saygun, Ahmed (1907-1991) was a Turkish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1987 that has been recorded by Tim Hugh for cpo.
Scearce, J. Mark (b.1960) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto called Arcana which won the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Composition Prize in 2009. A private recording is held at the University of Louisville library.
Scelsi, Giacinto (1905-1988) was an Italian composer who wrote Ballata for cello and orchestra in 1945, a cello concerto which was discovered after his death and premiered by Frances-Marie Uitti in 2005. It has since been recorded by Francesco Dillon for Stradivarius.
Schaeffer, Bogusław (1929-2019) was a prolific Polish composer who wrote a Concerto Breve for cello and orchestra in 1959 and a second concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 2006. He also wrote a Konzertstück for cello and orchestra in 1999.
Schaeuble, Hans (1906-1988) was a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1955.
Schelb, Josef (1894-1977) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1950.
Schenker, Friedrich (1942-2013) was a German composer and trombonist who wrote a cello concerto in 1985.
Scherbaum, Adolf (1931-2003) (not to be confused with his famous namesake, the trumpet player) was a prolific Austrian composer, flautist and painter who wrote six cello concertos: in 1962, 1970, two in 1972 and two for which dates cannot be established.
Scherber, Ferdinand (1874-1944) was an Austrian composer and author who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra.
Schetky, Johann Georg Christoph (1737-1824) was a German cellist and composer who settled in Scotland. He wrote seven cello concertos. Six have orchestral accompaniment and date from around 1772-1780, and one is for cello and strings and dates from 1800-1810.
Schibler, Armin (1920-1986) was a Swiss composer who wrote two cello concertos (see page 103): No.1 Konzertante Fantasie in 1951 and No.2 Concerto breve for cello and string orchestra in 1958.
Schickele, Peter (b.1935) is an American composer who is best known as "P.D.Q. Bach". In 2000 he wrote a cello concerto In Memoriam F.D.R. which was premiered by Paul Tobias.
Schiffman, Harold (b.1928) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1979 that was recorded by Ákos Takács for North/South Recordings.
Schindelar, Wenzeslaus (Wenzeslav) (c.1717-1764) was a Bohemian-born German composer who wrote three cello concertos: two for cello and strings in E and C, and one for cello and orchestra in F. The concerto in F has been recorded by Alexander Hülshoff for iMusician Digital and this can be heard on YouTube.
Schirmer, William L. (b.1941) is a prolific American composer of more than 5,000 works who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra in 1980.
Schlemm, Gustav Adolf (1902-1987) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1946.
Schlick, Johann Konrad (1749-1818) was a German cellist and composer who wrote two cello concertos: in F minor and E flat.
Schmid, Heinrich Kaspar (1874-1953) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1947.
Schmidhammer, Mathias Johannes (b.1991) is an Italian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra called Silver Linings in 2017.
Schmidinger, Helmut (b.1969) is an Austrian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1994. He also wrote hoc scripserunt - 5 Sonette an Don Quijote de la Mancha for cello and orchestra in 2015.
Schmidt, Christfried (b.1932) is a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1974.
Schmidt, Heather (b.1975) is a Canadian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1998 that has been recorded by Shauna Rolston for CBC.
Schmidt, Ole (1928-2010) was a Danish conductor (best-known for his Nielsen symphony cycle) and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2005.
Schmidt-Kowalski, Thomas (1949-2013) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2002 that was recorded by Nikolai Schneider for Naxos.
Schneid, Tobias PM (b.1963) is a German composer who wrote two cello concertos: No.1 in 2006 and No.2 in 2017. A CD-R containing No.1 is listed on Discogs but it is unclear who performed it.
Schneider, Enjott (b.1950) is a German composer who wrote a cello concerto (designated No.1) called Dugud in 2001 that has been recorded by László Fenyö for Wergo. He also wrote Sulamith. Danses sacrées (2014), and Fatal Harmonies of Black Sweetness (Variations on Gesualdo, 2015) for cello and string orchestra, and Abaddon - Angel of Abyss, an apocalyptic scene for cello and orchestra (2015). These works are all included on the disc linked above. Schneider also wrote a double concerto for two cellos and string orchestra.
Schnelzer, Albert (b.1972) is a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto called Crazy Diamond in 2011 that has been recorded by Claes Gunnarsson for BIS.
Schnittke, Alfred (1934-1998) was a Soviet and German composer who wrote two cello concertos, No.1 dating from 1985 and No.2 from 1990. Both have been recorded by Alexander Ivashkin for Chandos and also by Torleif Thedéen for BIS. Mstislav Rostropovich made the first recording of the second for Sony.
Schnyder, Daniel (b.1961) is a Swiss composer who wrote two cello concertos. His concerto for cello and chamber orchestra from 2002 has been recorded by Joël Marosi for Musiques Suisses. He also wrote a concerto for cello, percussion and string orchestra in 2019, and the premiere can be heard on YouTube played by Christoph Croisé.
Schoeck, Othmar (1886-1957) was a Swiss composer and conductor who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra dedicated to Pierre Fournier in 1947. It has been recorded several times including by Johannes Goritzki for Claves, Julius Berger for EBS, Christian Poltéra for BIS and Christoph Croisé for Genuin.
Schoeller, Philippe (b.1957) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto called The Eyes of the Wind in 2008. This has been recorded by Jean-Guihen Queyras for Harmonia Mundi.
Schoenberg, Adam (b.1980) is an American composer who wrote Automation, a cinematic concerto for cello and orchestra which was premiered by Yves Dhar in 2022. After the initial writing, Schoenberg used artificial intelligence to work on the concerto which also includes a newly invented instrument called a halldorophone.
Schoenefeld (Schoenfeld), Henry (1857-1936) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto which was published in 1927 and premiered by Alfred Wallenstein in Chicago the following year.
Schollum, Robert (1913-1987) was an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1955.
Schönberg, Stig Gustav (b.1933) is a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2005.
Schönebeck, Carl Siegemund (1758-1806) was a German cellist and composer who wrote three cello concertos, in 1796, 1798 and 1802.
Schreier, Anno (b.1979) is a German composer who wrote a cello concerto called On a Long Strand in 2015.
Schröder, Carl (Karl) (1848-1935) was a German cellist and composer (and son of a musician of the same name) who wrote six cello concertos, the first in 1875 and the second in 1877. It has not been possible to establish dates for the others.
Schroeder, Hermann (1904-1984) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1937.
Schuback, Peter (b.1947) is a Swedish cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1973. He has also written two other works for cello and orchestra: Chant du desespoir (1978) and Canto di spettro (1983).
Schuberth, Carl (1811-1863) was a German cellist who taught Davydov and composed two cello concertos. These were published in 1841 and 1860, and the second is subtitled Concerto patetico.
Schuller, Gunther (1925-2015) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1945.
Schumann, Joschi (1958-2021) was a German composer who wrote a concerto for cello and unconventional instruments in 1989.
Schumann, Robert (1810-1856) wrote his famous cello concerto in 1850 and it is one of the most recorded cello concertos of all. An index of all reviews on MusicWeb International is available.
Schurmann, Gerard (1924-2020) was a British composer of Dutch origin who lived in the USA from 1981. He completed a cello concerto The Gardens of Exile in 1991 that has been recorded by Peter Rejto for Silva Classics.
Schuyer, Ary (1881-1941) was a Dutch-born cellist and composer who worked in Germany and then emigrated to Palestine. He wrote a cello concerto in one movement which was first published in 1913 and can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Schwedeler, Raimund (1925-2011) was a German composer who wrote a cello concerto as his Op.64.
Schwendinger, Laura (b.1962) is a Mexican-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto called Esprimere in 2005 for Matt Haimovitz who has recorded it for Albany.
Schwenk, Fredrik (b.1960) is a German composer who wrote a cello concerto called Sturm Stoff Träume in 2012. A private recording of this by Niklas Schmidt can be heard on Open Spotify.
Scolari, Henri (1923-2011) was a Swiss composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1970.
Scott, Cyril (1879-1970) was an English composer and poet who wrote two cello concertos. The first dates from 1902 and has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Dutton Epoch. The second dates from 1937 and has been recorded by Paul Watkins for Chandos. He also wrote two other works for cello and orchestra: Philomel (c.1925) and The Melodist and the Nightingales (c.1929).
Scott, David R. (b.1962) is a Canadian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2007.
Search, Frederick Preston (1889-1959) was an American cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1932, and Oriental Dance for cello and orchestra in 1934.
Seehafer, Reinhard (b.1958) is a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2003, the Adagio from which can be heard on YouTube played by Igor Bobowitsch.
Segatta, Nicola (b.1982) is an Italian composer and cellist who wrote Concerto Bizantino for cello and orchestra. This has been recorded by Giovanni Sollima for Quadrivium and was released in 2020.
Segerstam, Leif (b.1944) is a celebrated Finnish conductor and composer, and one of the most prolific composers alive (having written 348 symphonies as of March 2022). His daughter Pia is a professional cellist and he has written eight cello concertos with varied instrumentation. Many of these works have also been scored for other solo instruments - details can be found via the first link above. In summary, the cello concertos are: No.1 Orchestral Diary Sheet No.11a (1981); No.2 Orchestral Diary Sheet No.14a (1983); No.3 So it feels... (1985); No.4 Feelings & Visions (1986); No.5 Double Thoughts Beyond... (1992); No.6 Serenade - Made in USA (1993); No.7 Another Dream (1993); No.8 Truths felt... (1998).
Seligmann, Hippolyte Prosper (1817-1882) was a French cellist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra Op.70 around 1860.
Šenderovas, Anatolijus (1945-2019) was a Lithuanian composer who wrote three cello concertos. The first, for cello and string orchestra, dates from 1964. The second – in C – from 2002 has been recorded by David Geringas for Dreyer Gaido, and a live performance by him can be heard on YouTube. The third dates from 2012 and, along with the first, appears to be unrecorded.
Servais, Adrien-François (1807-1866) was a Belgian cellist whose technique was considered the equal of Paganini and who wrote three cello concertos. The first in B minor from 1847 has been recorded by Wen-Sinn Yang for cpo and Didier Poskin for Fuga Libera. Both discs contain other works for cello and orchestra by Servais. His other cello concertos are the Concerto Militaire from 1861 and a concerto in A minor that was published posthumously in 1887.
Šesták, Zdeněk (b.1925) is a Czech composer of two cello concertos. The first subtitled Light of Hope dates from 2002 and has been recorded by Lukáš Pospíšil for Czech Radio. The second dates from 2005, is subtitled The Path of Knowledge and can be heard on YouTube played by Michal Kaňka.
Shabakouh, Abdulaziz (b.1993) is a Kuwaiti composer who wrote a cello concerto that can be heard on YouTube alongside the score in a digitally-created performance.
Shagunov, Georgi (1875-1948) was a Bulgarian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 1925.
Shakhidi, Tolib-khon (b.1946) is a Tajik composer who has written two cello concertos: No.1 Concert Raga in 1989 and No.2 in 2003. He has also written Autumn Strings for cello and orchestra which was premiered by Rapahel Wallfisch in 2019.
Shapovalov, Denis (b.1974) is a Russian cellist and composer who wrote two cello concertos. The first, Concerto di bravura, is for cello and strings (2016); the second is a fantasia-concerto called Rencontres Musicales for cello and orchestra (2018). He also wrote Rock-variations on a Rococo theme by Tchaikovsky for electric cello and orchestra (2017). He gave the premieres of all these works and they can be heard via his YouTube channel.
Sharafyan, Vache (b.1966) is an Armenian composer who has written two cello concertos, the first dating from 2004 and the second from 2013. Both are dedicated to Suren Bagratuni who can be heard playing the second on YouTube. He has also written a suite for cello and orchestra (2009) which has been recorded by Alexander Chaushian for BIS, and voice of memory for cello and string orchestra (2021).
Sharp, Anoushka (b.1999) is a British medical student and cellist who wrote a cello concerto in E flat when aged 14. She can be heard playing its first and second movements on YouTube.
Shawn, Allen (b.1948) is an American composer who wrote two cello concertos. No.1 was premiered in 1999 and brief excerpts can heard on SoundCloud played by Maxine Neuman. No.2 dates from 2018 and the premiere can be heard on YouTube played by Nathaniel Parke.
Shchedrin, Rodion (b.1932) is a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1994 subtitled Sotto Voce for Mstislav Rostropovich which was recorded live by him in that year for Teldec and has since been recorded by Marko Ylönen for Ondine. He also wrote Parabola Concertante for cello with strings and timpani in 2001 and this has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus.
Shcherbakov, Evgeni (b.1958) is a Russian-Canadian composer who has written two cello concertos: No.1 In Doubts (1996) and No.2 for cello, bass voice and strings (2009). The first can be heard on OK played by Anatoly Lukeanenko and the second on YouTube played by Emil Rovner.
Shchetynsky, Alexander (b.1960) is a Ukrainian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1982 which was premiered the following year by Svyatoslav Yezersky. He also wrote Sonata da camera for cello and chamber ensemble in 1998, and this has been recorded by Alexander Rudin for Le Chant du Monde.
Sheller, William (b.1946) is a French composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1990.
Shen Chuanxin is a Chinese composer who wrote a cello concerto called Seek Dream in Mud Hillbay in 2013.
Sheriff, Noam (1935-2018) was an Israeli conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1987 that was recorded by Boris Pergamenschikow under the baton of the composer for Col Legno.
Sherwood, Percy (1866-1939) was a German-born English composer who wrote two cello concertos. The first dates from 1890 (and was revised in 1893) and the second from 1902.
Shi Jinbo (1933-1997) was a Chinese composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1981.
Shi Yongkang (b.1929) is a Chinese composer who wrote a horn concerto called Memory in 1962. He is credited on ChineseCelloMusic.com with a work of the same name for cello and orchestra dated 1985 which seems likely to be an arrangement of the horn concerto.
Shimoyama, Hifumi (b.1930) is a Japanese composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1984 that has been recorded by Hideki Kitamoto for Vienna Modern Masters.
Shing, Donghoon (b.1983) is a South Korean composer who wrote a cello concerto called Nachtergebung (Night Surrender) in 2022. This was premiered in Berlin by Bruno Delepelaire.
Shirley, Don (1927-2013) was an American classical and jazz pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto.
Shohat, Gil (b.1973) is an Israeli composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2000. This can be heard on You Tube played by Gary Hoffman.
Shor, Alexey (b.1970) is a Ukrainian-born American-Maltese composer who wrote two cello concertos. No.1 is called Musical Pilgrimage and can be heard on YouTube played by Gautier Capuçon. No.2 is in F and can be heard on YouTube played by Claudio Bohórquez. Other performances of both works can also be found on the internet.
Shore, Howard (b.1946) is a Canadian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Mythic Gardens in 2012 that has been recorded by Sophie Shao for Sony.
Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975) wrote two cello concertos, No.1 in 1959 and No.2 in 1966. Both were written for Mstislav Rostropovich and were soon premiered and recorded by him. Many other recordings have since been made and there is a review index on MusicWeb International covering both concertos.
Shoujounian, Petros (b.1957) is an Armenian-born Canadian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 1995. This can be heard on YouTube played by Christine Newman. He also wrote a Rhapsodie for cello and orchestra in 1985.
Shtoharenko, Andriy (1902-1992) was a Soviet Ukrainian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1988.
Shulman, Alan (1915-2002) was an American cellist who composed a cello concerto in 1948 which has been recorded by Wesley Baldwin for Albany.
Shupo, Sokol (b.1954) is an Albanian composer who wrote a cello concerto (see page 79) in 1990.
Sicilianos, Yorgos (1920–2005) was a Greek composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1963.
Sieber, Giuseppe (1754-1801) was a Bohemian-born Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in A around 1800. Little information about this composer appears to be available on the internet.
Siegl, Otto (1896-1978) was an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1957.
Sielicki, Ryszard (1916-2005) was a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1946.
Sierra, Roberto (b.1953) is a Puerto Rican composer who wrote a cello concerto called Cuatro Versos in 1999 that has been recorded by Carlos Prieto for Urtext.
Sigurbjörnsson, þorkell (1938-2013) was an Icelandic composer who wrote a cello concerto called Ulisse Ritorna in 1981 that has been recorded by Hafliđi Hallgrímsson for the Iceland Music Information Centre Mel-ed.
Siklós, Albert (1878-1942) was a Hungarian cellist and composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1895 and 1902.
Silva, Policarpo José António da (1745-1803) was a Portuguese composer who has a cello concerto attributed to him in the Petrucci Music Library. This is thought to date from around 1780-90 but its authenticity is in doubt.
Silva Silva, Diego Rafael (b.1954) is a Venezuelan composer who wrote a cello concerto called Memoria del Olvido in 2001. This can be heard on YouTube played by Alejandro Sardá.
Šimai, Pavol (1930-2020) was a Slovakian-born Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1986.
Simaku, Thomas (b.1958) is an Albanian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Arc-en-ciel in 2008. He also wrote Canticello for cello and orchestra (see page 79) in 1997.
Simpson, Daniel Léo (b.1959) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1996 that can be heard on YouTube played by Michail Gelfandbein.
Simpson, Mark (b.1988) is a British composer and clarinettist who wrote a cello concerto in 2018.
Simpson, Robert (1921-1997) was an English composer and broadcaster whose cello concerto from 1991 was his last orchestral work. It was premiered by Raphael Wallfisch and he later recorded it for Lyrita.
Sinangil, Ali Doğan (b.1934) is a Turkish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1982.
Sinopoli, Giuseppe (1946-2001) was an Italian conductor and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra called Tombeau d'Armor III in 1977. This has been recorded by Peter Bruns for Profil Hänssler.
Siohan, Robert (1894-1985) was a French composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto in 1927.
Siqueira, José (1907-1985) was a Brazilian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1952 that was recorded on LP by Iberȇ Gomez Grosso for Corcovado.
Sirota, Robert (b.1949) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1984.
Sisask, Urmas (b.1960) is an Estonian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra called Black Hole M-87 in 2019.
Sitsky, Larry (b.1934) is an Australian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Sphinx in 1993.
Sitt, Hans (1850-1922) was a Bohemian violinist and composer who wrote two cello concertos – in 1890 and 1891. These can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Šivic, Pavel (1908-1995) was a Slovenian composer and pianist who wrote a cello concerto in 1981.
Skalkottas, Nikos (1904-1949) was a Greek composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1938 which is apparently lost.
Sköld, Yngve (1899-1992) was a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1947.
Skoryk, Myroslav (1938-2020) was a Ukrainian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1983 that has been recorded by Valery Kazakov for Naxos.
Skweres, Tomasz (b.1984) is a Polish composer and cellist based in Vienna who wrote a cello concerto in 2020. He also wrote a Nocturne for cello and orchestra in 2011.
Slabihoudek, Jiří (b.1992) is a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto called Petrichor in 2019. This may be heard on YouTube played by Kateřina Blahová.
Sleeper, Thomas (1956-2022) was an American composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto in 2008 that has been recorded by Jennifer Culp for Albany. He also wrote Comhráh for cello and orchestra (2014).
Slonimsky, Sergei (1932-2020) was a Russian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1998. This can be heard on YouTube played by Alexej Massarsky - here are the links for the first, second and third movements.
Slothouwer, Jochem (1938-2009) was a Dutch composer who wrote a concerto called Il Ritorno d'Orfeo for cello, harp and strings in 1977.
Ślusarczyk, Przemysław (b.1973) is a Polish composer who appears to have written three cello concertos in 1992. One is for cello, five concertante instruments and strings, and subtitled Autumn's Time Panorama. Another is called Love's Music and may only exist in a version for cello and piano. The third is for cello, strings and timpani and called Alchemic's Garted. The ordering is unclear but one of these - the second - can be heard on SoundCloud.
Smalley, Roger (1943-2015) was an Anglo-Australian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and seventeen players in 1996 which has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for ABC.
Smirnov, Dmitri Nikolayevich (1948-2020) was a Russian-British composer who composed two cello concertos. The first dates from 1992, has been recorded by Karine Georgian for Meladina and can be heard on YouTube. The second from 2001 was called Concerto piccolo, dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich, and the premiere can be heard on YouTube played by Alban Gerhardt.
Smirnova, Tatiana (b.1940) is a Russian composer who wrote a concerto-symphony for cello and chamber orchestra in 1987 that has been recorded by Nikolai Solonovich for the Moscow Conservatoire’s label. A live performance of the work can be seen and heard on YouTube.
Smit Sibinga, Theo (1899-1958) was a Dutch composer who lived for many years in the Dutch East Indies. He wrote a concerto for cello and orchestra in 1937.
Smith, Gabriella (b.1991) is an American composer and environmentalist who wrote a cello concerto called Lost Coast. This is a dynamic work that was recorded by Gabriel Cabezas for Bedroom Community in 2021 with a soundscape predominantly comprised of layered voice and cello. An orchestral version is due to be premiered in 2023.
Smith, Kile (b.1956) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto called And Seeing the Multitudes in 2014.
Smolsky, Dmitry (1937-2017) was a Belarusian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1973 that has been recorded by Eugene Ksaveriyev for Olympia. This can be heard on YouTube.
Smyth, Julian is a British composer living in the United Arab Emirates who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 2014.
Sřderlind, Ragnar (b.1945) is a Norwegian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1992 that has been recorded by Řystein Birkeland for Aurora.
Sojar Voglar, Črt (b.1976) is a Slovenian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2002 that has been recorded by Karmen Pečar for Ars Slovenica and this can be heard on YouTube. He also wrote Ultima Necat for cello and ten instruments in 1998.
Solitro, Tony (b.1984) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra called Heroes and Beasts that was premiered in 2014. An excerpt may be heard on SoundCloud played by Branson Yeast.
Sollima, Giovanni (b.1962) is an Italian cellist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber orchestra in 1992. The second movement can be heard on YouTube perhaps played by the composer although this is uncredited. He also wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra.
Soltan, Vladimir (1953-1997) was a Belarusian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1987 that was recorded by Eugene Ksaveriyev for Olympia.
Soluri, Patrick (b. 1975) is an American composer who wrote a Lyric Concerto for cello and orchestra in 1998. He also wrote a ballet score Sisyphus for cello and orchestra in 2014.
Sommer, Vladimír (1921-1997) was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1979 that was recorded by Daniel Veis for Panton - this can be heard on YouTube.
Soomere, Uno (1930-2010) was an Estonian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1966.
Soproni, József (1930-2021) was a Hungarian composer of two cello concertos, the first dating from 1967 and the second from 1984. They were recorded on LP by Lásló Mező and Miklós Perényi respectively, and have been reissued on CD coupled together on Hungaroton.
Soro, Enrique (1884-1954) was a Chilean composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1917.
Soukup, Vladimír (1930-2012) was a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1972 that was recorded on LP by Michaela Fukačová for Supraphon.
Soveral, Isabel (b.1961) is a Portuguese composer who wrote a cello concerto called Anamorphoses IX in 2017. She also wrote Anamorphoses VII for cello and chamber orchestra (2003).
Sowerby, Leo (1895-1968) was an American composer who completed two cello concertos, in 1916 and 1934.
Soyka, Ulf-Diether (b.1954) is an Austrian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1994.
Sozzi, Francesco Felice (c.1765-c.1818) was an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto in C. Very little information about this composer is available on the internet.
Spahiu, Ergis (b.1993) is an Albanian composer who wrote a cello concerto called CO2 Concert which may be heard on the composer's YouTube channel.
Spassov, Ivan (1934-1996) was a Bulgarian composer who wrote two cello concertos, dating from 1974 and 1984. They have both been recorded by Zdravko Yordanov for Gega New. The first can be heard complete on YouTube played by him.
Spector, Irwin (1916-1995) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in one movement called Rhapso-Concerto which was performed by Fritz Magg in 1950.
Speight, John A. (b.1945) is an English-born Icelandic composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2003.
Sperger, Johannes (1750-1812) was an Austrian composer and double bassist who wrote a cello concerto in C.
Spies, Leo (1899-1965) was a Russian-born German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1940.
Squire, William Henry (1871-1963) was an English cellist and composer who is believed to have written a cello concerto which was performed in 1897. The work may have been an arrangement of an oboe concerto by Handel but the score appears to be lost.
Stachowski, Marek (1936-2004) was a Polish composer who wrote a concerto for cello and string orchestra in 1988 that has been recorded by Dorota Imiełowska for Dux. Two other works composed by Stachowski in 1999 for the same forces are included on the disc: Recitativo e la preghiera and Adagio ricordamente.
Stahlknecht, Julius (1817-1892) was a Polish-born cellist who wrote a cello concerto which was first published in 1867.
Stallaert, Alphonse (1920-1995) was a Dutch composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1953.
Stamitz, Carl (1745-1801) was a German composer who wrote five (or perhaps six) cello concertos. Nos.1-3 have been recorded by Claude Starck for Claves and Christian Benda for Naxos. Zoltan Rňcz has also recorded the first two for Phoenix Edition. The fourth dates from around 1777, has been recorded by Werner Matzke for Teldec and this can be heard on YouTube. A further cello concerto in D dating from around 1790 can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Standford, Patric (1939-2014) was an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1974. This has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for the British Music Society (now on Naxos). Standford also "ghost" or co-wrote a cello concerto with Rod McKuen in 1976 and this was recorded by Keith Harvey and issued on LP by Stanyan records.
Stanford, Charles Villiers (1852-1924) was an Irish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1880 that has been recorded by Alexander Baillie for Lyrita and Gemma Rosefield for Hyperion. The latter disc also includes two other works for cello and orchestra: Ballata and Ballabile and the Irish Rhapsody No.3. The latter has also been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Chandos.
Stanhope, Paul (b.1969) is an Australian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Dawn and Darkness in 2016. Brief excerpts can be heard on SoundCloud.
Stankovych, Yevhen (b.1942) is a Ukrainian composer who has written two cello concertos, in 1970 and 2016. The second can be heard on YouTube played by Oleksandr Piriyev.
Starer, Robert (1924-2001) was an Austrian-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1988 that has been recorded by János Starker for New World.
Stärk, Wilhelm Anton (1913-1988) was an Austrian composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto.
Stasiuk, Yurii (b.1974) is a Ukrainian composer and guitarist who wrote a cello concerto, a performance of which from 2012 may be heard in two parts on YouTube played by Anna Nuzha.
Štědroň, Miloš (b.1942) is a Czech composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1977. He also wrote Šest villanell for cello and string orchestra in 1987 which has been recorded by Michaela Fukačová for Supraphon, and can be heard on YouTube.
Stein, Leon (1910-2002) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1977.
Steiner, Timo (b.1976) is an Estonian composer who wrote a cello concerto called The Rest of Life in 2001. He also wrote Meisterwerk for cello and string orchestra in 2003, and arranged it for two cellos and orchestra.
Stendel, Wolfgang (b.1943) is a German composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1978.
Stephenson, Allan (1949-2021) was a British-born South African composer, cellist and conductor who wrote a cello concerto in 2004 that has been recorded by Peter Martens for Meridian.
Stępień, Wojciech (b.1977) is a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled For Suffering Angels in 2005.
Steptoe, Roger (b.1953) is an English pianist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1991 which was premiered by Alexander Baillie.
Stevens, Bernard (1916-1983) was a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1952 that has been recorded by Alexander Baillie for Meridian.
Stevens, Halsey (1908-1989) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1964.
Stevenson, Ronald (1928-2015) was a Scottish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1998 subtitled The Solitary Singer.
Štochl, Ondřej (b.1975) is a Czech composer who wrote a concerto called The Way to Common Language for cello and strings.
Stock, David (1939-2015) was an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2001.
Stock, Frederick (Friedrich August) (1872-1942) was a German conductor and composer working mostly in the United States who wrote a cello concerto in 1929. This was premiered by Alfred Wallenstein in the same year and a revival by Gary Stucka can be heard on YouTube.
Stojkov, Stojan (b.1941) is a Macedonian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1983.
Stojowski, Zygmunt (Sigismond) (1870-1946) was a Polish pianist and composer who wrote Konzertstück for cello and orchestra Op.31 in 1915. The work was called a concerto on the program at the premiere and can be heard on YouTube played by Tomasz Strahl.
Stoll, David (b.1948) is an English composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2000.
Stoyanov, Veselin (1902-1969) was a Bulgarian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1960 that can be heard played by Anatoli Krastev on YouTube.
Stoykov, Todor (1932-1993) was a Bulgarian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1982.
Straesser, Joep (1934-2004) was a Dutch composer whose chamber concerto No.1 from 1991 is scored for cello and large ensemble.
Strang, Gerald (1908-1983) was a Canadian-born American composer who wrote a concerto for cello with woodwinds and piano in 1951 that has been recorded by Gábor Rejtő for New World.
Strigl, Franz (dates unknown) was a cellist who wrote a cello concerto that is available in the Petrucci Music Library and is thought to have been published in the 1890s. No further information about this composer seems to be available on the internet at present.
Strobl, Bruno (b.1949) is an Austrian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and chamber ensemble in 1995.
Stroppa, Marco (b.1959) is an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto called And one by one we drop away in 2006. A further version has since been developed for amplified cello and five orchestral groups.
Strube, Gustav (1867-1953) was a German-born American composer, conductor and violinist who wrote a cello concerto in E minor, and an Elegy for cello and orchestra (1907).
Sturzenegger, Richard (1905-1976) was a Swiss cellist and composer who wrote four cello concertos (see pages 29-30), in 1933, 1937, 1947 and 1974. The fourth has been recorded by Walter Grimmer on the Communauté De Travail Pour La Diffusion De La Musique Suisse label.
Sugahara, Meiro (aka Meireau Soegaharat) (1897-1988) was a Japanese composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto in 1965.
Šuklar, Slavko (b.1952) is a Slovenian composer who wrote two cello concertos (see page 232). The first from 1993 is for cello and string orchestra, called Vocalise concertante, and has been recorded by Andrej Petrač for Ars Slovenica who can be heard playing it on YouTube. The second is for cello and symphony orchestra, called Tisa, and dates from 2007.
Šulek, Stjepan (1914-1986) was a Croatian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1949.
Sullivan, Arthur (1842-1900), famous for his collaboration with W.S. Gilbert, wrote a cello concerto which was premiered by Alfredo Piatti in 1866. It received a few more performances over the years, including a BBC broadcast in 1953 played by William Pleeth and conducted by Charles Mackerras. The only copy of the score and set of parts was subsequently lost in a fire. In the 1980s Mackerras reconstructed the work from memory with the help of David Mackie and it was performed and recorded under his baton by Julian Lloyd Webber for EMI in 1986.
Sumera, Lepo (1950-2000) was an Estonian composer who completed a cello concerto in 1999 which has been recorded by David Geringas for BIS.
Sun Chengcheng is a Chinese composer who wrote a cello concerto called The End of the Dream in 2016.
Suslin, Viktor (1942-2012) was a Russian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1996. He also arranged David Popper's The Spinning Wheel as a Concerto etude for cello and orchestra in 1984.
Sutermeister, Heinrich (1910-1995) was a Swiss composer who wrote two cello concertos, in 1955 and 1971. They have been both recorded by Esther Nyffenegger for Colosseum Classics.
Sveinsson, Atli Heimir (1938-2019) was an Icelandic composer who wrote a concerto for cello, strings and piano called Bickering in 1997. This has been recorded by Erling Blöndal Bengtsson for Smekkleysa.
Svendsen, Johan (1840-1911) was a Norwegian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1870 that has been recorded by Erling Blöndal Bengtsson for Danacord and Truls Mřrk for Chandos.
Swert, Jules de (1843-1891) was a Belgian cellist who wrote three cello concertos. The first dates from 1874, the second from 1878 and both can be found in the Petrucci Music Library. The second was performed at the Proms in 1902 and 1914.
Swoszowski, Dariusz (b.1986) is a Polish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2012.
Sydorenko, Lubawa (b.1979) is a Ukrainian composer who wrote a cello concerto subtitled Solaris (and she also wrote an opera with that name). This can be heard on YouTube performance from 2010 in a revision by Bartosz Koziak who is presumably the cellist. She also wrote Marionetky for cello and orchestra and this can be heard on YouTube played by Zoltan Almashi.
Syvinki, Esko (b.1943) is a Finnish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1979.
Szeghy, Iris (b.1956) is a Slovak composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1989. This can be heard on YouTube played by Kristina Chalmovska.
Székely, Endre (1912-1989) was a Hungarian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Riflessioni in 1973.
Szeluto, Apolinary (1884-1966) was a Polish composer and pianist who wrote a cello concerto in 1942.

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