One of the most grown-up review sites around

2021
54,514 reviews
and more.. and still writing ...

Search MusicWeb Here

     
  
 

 

International mailing


 
Founder: Len Mullenger                                    Editor in Chief:John Quinn             

Some items
to consider

 

paid for
advertisements



TROUBADISC

100th birthday of Mieczyslaw Weinberg on December 8, 2019.
Renate Eggbrecht has recorded all 3 violin Sonatas


FOGHORN Classics


Mozart Brahms
Clarinet Quintets


New Releases

Naxos Classical


Click to see New Releases
Get 10% off using code musicweb10


Nimbus Podcast


Obtain 10% discount



Special offer 50% off
15CDs £83 incl. postage



Musicweb sells the following labels

Altus 10% off
Atoll 10% off
CRD 10% off
Hallé 10% off
Lyrita 10% off
Nimbus 10% off
Nimbus Alliance
Prima voce 10% off
Red Priest 10% off
Retrospective 10% off
Saydisc 10% off
Sterling 10% off


Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe to our free weekly review listing
sample

Sample: See what you will get

Editorial Board
MusicWeb International
Founding Editor
   
Rob Barnett
Editor in Chief
John Quinn
Seen & Heard
Editor Emeritus
   Bill Kenny
MusicWeb Webmaster
   David Barker
Postmaster
Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb Founder
   Len Mullenger


 

Alphabetical Listing of Composers of Cello Concertos
S

Project Home Page

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

Saariaho, Kaija (b.1952) is a Finnish composer who has written two cello concertos. No.1 dates from 1992, is subtitled Amers and has been recorded by Anssi Karttunen for Sony and Szymon Bywalec for Aurora. No.2 dates from 2006, is subtitled Notes on Light and has been recorded by Anssi Karttunen for Ondine.
Sabatino, Nicola (1705-1796) was a Neapolitan composer who wrote a cello concerto in G that has been recorded by Gaetano Nasillo for ZigZag.
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 (with chamber orchestral accompaniment) from 1998.
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.
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 the Nocturnal Dances of Don Juan Quixote for cello and string orchestra (Chamber Music III) in 1986 and this has been recorded by Arto Noras for cpo.
Salmenhaara, Erkki (1941-2002) was a Finnish composer who completed a cello concerto in 1987. He also wrote a Poema for cello and orchestra in 1975 and that has been recorded by Marko Ylönen for Alba.
Salomon, Siegfried (1885-1962) was a Danish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1922 that 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. He also wrote Mania for cello and orchestra in 2001 and that has been recorded by Anssi Karttunen for Sony.
Salva, Tadeás (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.
Sandstrřm, Sven-David (1942-2019) was a Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1988 that has been recorded by Torleif Thedéen for Caprice.
Sardelli, Federico Maria (b.1963) is an Italian conductor and flautist 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.
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.
Sawyers, Philip (b.1951) is a British composer who wrote a cello concerto in 2010 that has 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.
Scelsi, Giacinto (1905-1988) was an Italian composer who appears in this Wikipedia list as a composer of a cello concerto. However, it does not appear in this detailed list of his works and I can find no evidence on the web of publication, performance or recording of such a work.
Schiffman, Harold (b.1928) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1997 that was recorded by Ákos Takács for North/South recordings.
Schmidt, Heather (b.1975) is a Canadian composer who wrote a cello concerto 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.
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 completed a cello concerto in 2002 which has been recorded by Joel Marosi for Musique Suisses.
Schoeck, Othmar (1886-1957) was a Swiss composer and conductor who wrote a cello concerto 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.
Schuback, Peter (b.1947) is a Swedish cellist and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1973. This review on MusicWeb International suggests he has written two more but they do not appear in the list of compositions on the composer’s website, and I can find no other evidence of them on the internet.
Schuberth, Carl (1811-1863) was a German cellist who taught Davydov. He is thought to have composed two cello concertos, the first of which was published in 1841 and can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
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 an American composer who 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 wrote a cello concerto which was first published in 1913 and can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
Schwendinger, Laura (b.1958) is a Mexican-born American composer who wrote a cello concerto called Esprimere in 2005 for Matt Haimovitz who has recorded it for Albany.
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.
Segerstam, Leif (b.1944) is a celebrated Finnish conductor and one of the most prolific composers alive (having written 342 symphonies as of September 2020). He has written 8 cello concertos but I have been unable to find dates for all of them. Nos.4-7 were written between 1986-1993. His daughter Pia is a professional cellist.
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 – dates from 2002 and 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 Paginini. He wrote a cello concerto in B minor in 1847 that 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 and the latter disc includes Morceau de concert Op.14, a work that is labelled his second concerto on Wikipedia. He also wrote a Concerto Militaire Op.18 that appears to be unrecorded.
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 also be heard on YouTube played by Michal Kaňka.
Shakhidi, Tolib (b.1946) is a Tajik composer who has written two cello concertos: No.1 Concert Raga in 1989 and No.2 in 2003.
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), and this has been recorded by Alexander Chaushian for BIS.
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.
Shchetynsky, Alexander (b.1960) is a Ukranian composer who appears in this Wikipedia list as having written a cello concerto in 1982. However, it does not appear to have been published or recorded.
Sheriff, Noam (1935-2018) was an Israeli conductor and composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1987 that was recorded by Boris Pergamenschikov 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.
Shore, Howard (b.1946) is a Canadian composer who wrote a cello concerto called Mythic Gardens in 2012 that has been recorded by for 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.
Shulman, Alan (1915-2002) was an American cellist who composed a cello concerto in 1948 which has been recorded by Wesley Baldwin for Albany.
Sicilianos, Yorgos (1920–2005) was a Greek composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1963.
Sigurbjörnsson, Thorkell (1938-2013) was an Icelandic composer who wrote a cello concerto called Ulisse Ritorna in 1981 that has been recorded by Hafliđi Hallgrímsson for Mel-ed.
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.
Šimai, Pavol (b.1930) is a Slovakian-born Swedish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1986.
Simpson, Daniel Léo (b.1959) is an American composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1996 that can be found in the Petrucci Music Library.
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.
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.
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.
Slonimsky, Sergei (1932-2020) was 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.
Smalley, Roger (1943-2015) was an Anglo-Australian composer who wrote a concerto for cello and 17 players in 1996 which has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for ABC.
Smirnov, Dmitri Nikolayevich (1948-2020) was a Russian-British composer who composed a cello concerto in 1992 that has been recorded by Karine Georgian for Meladina. This can be heard on YouTube.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Soltan, Vladimir (1953-1997) was a Belarusian composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1987 that was recorded by Eugene Ksaveriyev for Olympia.
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.
Soproni, József (b.1930) is a Hungarian composer of two cello concertos, the first dating from 1967 and the second from 1984. They were recorded on LP by Lásló Mezö and Miklós Perényi respectively and reissued on CD coupled together by Hungaraton.
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.
Sowerby, Leo (1895-1968) was an American composer who completed two cello concertos, in 1916 and 1934.
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.
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 Imielowska 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.
Stamitz, Carl (1745-1801) was a German composer wrote at least four cello concertos. Nos. 1-3 have been recorded by Claude Stark for Claves and Christian Benda for Naxos. Zoltan Rňcz has also recorded the first two for Phoenix Edition. The fourth dating from around 1777 has been recorded by Werner Matzke for Teldec and this heard on YouTube.
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).
Stanford, Charles (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.
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 CRI.
Stephenson, Allan (b.1949) is 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.
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.
Stevenson, Ronald (1928-2015) was a Scottish composer who wrote a cello concerto in 1998 subtitled The Solitary Singer.
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.
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) 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.
Stroppa, Marco (b.1959) is an Italian composer who wrote a cello concerto called And one by one we drop away in 2006.
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.
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.

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

Project Home Page



Advertising on
Musicweb


Donate and keep us afloat

 

 

Recordings of the Month

January


Linda BUCKLEY
From Ocean’s Floor

December


Conner Riddle Songs


Rodzinski Sibelius


Of Innocence and Experience

November


Symphonies 1, 2, 3