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Appendix 2: Other works for cello and orchestra (Composers A-F)


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This is a list of non-concerto works for cello and orchestra/ensemble by composers who did not write a cello concerto. For composers who also wrote one or more cello concertos (including those for multiple cellos), such works are mentioned in the composer’s entry in the alphabetical listing, and they are not included here. When this project was first published the original version of this appendix was chronological and selective, and included only relatively major works that could be heard: that Appendix may be found here. In the present list, if no recording is mentioned then this means that we have to date been unable to identify one. Links to performances on the internet are provided for such works, where available.


Composers A-F

Abbasov, Ashraf (1920-1992) was an Azerbaijani composer who wrote a Poem for cello and orchestra in 1951. A piano reduction can be heard on YouTube played by Paskal Krapovski.

Abdel Wahab, Mohammed (1902-1991) was an Egyptian singer and composer who wrote Han el Wed for cello and orchestra. This can be heard on YouTube played by Emad Ashour.

Abrahamsen, Hans (b.1952) is a Danish composer who wrote Lied in Fall for cello and thirteen instruments in 1987. This has been recorded by Christopher van Kampen for Dacapo.

Achron, Joseph (1886-1943) was a Russian-born American composer and violinist who wrote two works for cello and orchestra (or piano): Hazan (1912) and Fragment mystique (1917). Both have been recorded with piano accompaniment and the latter can be heard on YouTube played by Gregory Hamilton.

Adaskin, Murray (1906-2002) was a Canadian composer, conductor and violinist who wrote an Adagio for cello and orchestra in 1973 (see page 39, folder 44).

Adès, Thomas (b.1971) is a British composer who arranged his Lieux retrouvés for cello and small orchestra in 2016. Originally for cello and piano, and recorded in that format by the dedicatee Steven Isserlis for Hyperion, the orchestral version has recently been recorded by Tomas Nuñez for Ondine.

Adolphus, Milton (1913-1988) was an American pianist and composer who wrote an Interlude for cello and chamber orchestra in 1953.

Adomián, Lan (1905-1979) was a Russian-born Mexican composer who wrote Soledades (Version 1) for cello and orchestra in 1962.

Ahrold, Frank (1931-1989) was an American composer and pianist who wrote a Suite for cello and orchestra in 1981. The inventory of his papers linked above indicates that he also orchestrated a cello concerto in D minor by Grace Vamos.

Akses, Necil Kazım (1908-1999) was a Turkish composer who wrote Sinfonia Romanesca Fantasia for cello and large orchestra (his Symphony No.4) in 1984. This has been recorded by Ali Doğan for Hungaroton. He also wrote two other works for cello and orchestra: Poem (1946) and Idyll (1981), both of which can be heard on YouTube respectively played by Doğan Cangal and Hayreddin Hoca.

Albin, Roger (1920-2001) was a French cellist and composer who wrote a concertino for cello and orchestra which was published in 1970.

Almashi, Zoltan (b.1975) is a Ukrainian composer and cellist who wrote Interactions for cello and chamber orchestra, and can be heard playing it on YouTube.

Alvarado Bonilla, Daniel (b.1985) is a Colombian composer who wrote Los Senderos se Bifurcan for cello and ensemble in 2016.

Ammann, Dieter (b.1962) is a Swiss composer and musician who wrote Violation for cello and ensemble in 1999. This has been recorded by the Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich (soloist uncredited) for HatHut records. A live performance can be heard on YouTube played by Karolina Öhman.

Andriessen, Cornelis (1865-1947) was a Dutch composer (and uncle of Hendrik Andriessen - see below) who wrote Variations on a Norwegian Folk Song for cello and orchestra.

Andriessen, Hendrik (1892-1981) was a Dutch composer who wrote Canzona for cello and strings in 1965 and a concertino for cello and orchestra in 1970. Both works have been recorded by Michael Müller, made available on Brilliant Classics and can be heard on YouTube via the links above.

Antonini, Alfredo (1901-1983) was an Italian-born American conductor and composer who wrote a Suite for cello and orchestra. He also arranged Ernest Bloch's Prayer in From Jewish Life for cello and orchestra (see below).

Appleton, Jon (1939-2022) was an American composer and pioneer in electro-acoustic music who wrote a Fantasy for cello and string orchestra in 2007. This has been recorded by Alexander Zagorinsky for Phoenicia Publishing Montreal and can be heard on YouTube.

Ardévol, José (1911-1981) was a Spanish-born Cuban composer and pianist who wrote Variaciones sinfónicas for cello and orchestra in 1951.

Arnell, Richard (1917-2009) was an English composer who wrote a Divertimento Concertante for cello and string orchestra in 1958. This has been recorded by Aleksei Kiseliov for Dutton.

Arnič, Blaž (1901-1970) was a Slovenian composer who wrote a Pastoral Symphonic Poem for cello and orchestra in 1960.

Arnold, Carl (1794-1873) was a German-born Norwegian composer who wrote a Fantasy for cello and orchestra (see page 8).

Arutiunian, Alexander (1920-2012) was a Soviet and Armenian composer who wrote an Impromptu for cello and orchestra which was performed in Sofia in 1953 and can be heard on Facebook played by Narek Hakhnazaryan. He also wrote a concertino for cello and orchestra in 1971, and a Poem for the same forces in 1974.

Ashmore, Lawrence (1928-2013) was a British orchestrator and composer who wrote Diversions for cello and orchestra.

Assis Republicano, Antônio de (1897-1960) was a Brazilian composer and bassoonist who wrote Improviso Sobre um Tema Brasileiro for cello and orchestra.

Aubin, Tony (1907-1981) was a French composer and conductor who wrote Cantilène variée for cello and orchestra in 1940.

Augustin, Rafał (b.1951) is a Polish composer who wrote A linea, fourteen variations for cello and string orchestra in 1995.

Baervoets, Raymond (1930-1989) was a Belgian composer who wrote Improvisations concertantes for cello and nineteen instruments in 1962.

Bailey, Judith (b.1941) is a Cornish composer who wrote a concerto for orchestra in 1996 in which a solo cello part links the various sections of the work. This has been recorded by Miriam Lowbury for EM Records.

Baltakas, Vykintas (b.1972) is a Lithuanian composer based in Germany who arranged his work Commentum for cello and orchestra in 2016. The premiere can be heard on YouTube played by Francesco Dillon.

Bantock, Granville (1868-1946) was a British composer who wrote a Sapphic Poem for cello and orchestra in 1909 that has been recorded by Julian Lloyd Webber for Hyperion. He also wrote three other works for cello and orchestra: Elegiac Poem (1899), Celtic Poem (1916) and Dramatic Poem (1941). These do not appear to have been recorded in their orchestral form but the version of Elegiac Poem for cello and piano has been recorded by Andrew Fuller for Dutton. This work can be heard in the orchestral version on the Internet Archive played by “Holmes” (presumably Edward Holmes).

Bargiel, Woldemar (1828-1897) was a German composer (and half-brother of Clara Schumann) who wrote an Adagio for cello and orchestra in 1871. This has been recorded by Steven Isserlis for RCA and can be heard on YouTube.

Bartel, Hans-Christian (1932-2014) was a German violist and composer who wrote a Konzertstück for cello and chamber orchestra which was published in 2001. This has been recorded by Jürnjakob Timm for ITM (note that it is incorrectly described as a concerto on the linked page - see back cover of the disc).

Bartók, Béla (1881-1945) was a Hungarian composer whose viola concerto was incomplete at the the time of his death. It has been arranged by Tibot Serly for cello. This was first recorded by János Starker for RCA, and since by Yo-Yo Ma on Sony and Raphael Wallfisch on Nimbus.

Bartosch Edström, Carin (b.1965) is a Swedish composer and author who wrote Luce promessa for cello and orchestra in 1996.

Battistoni, Andrea (b.1987) is an Italian composer, cellist and conductor who wrote a concertino for cello and orchestra in 2013.

Bauckholt, Carola (b.1959) is a German composer who wrote Brunnen for cello and orchestra in 2013 that has been premiered by Francesco Dillon.

Bauer, Andrzej (b.1962) is a Polish cellist and composer (and son of the composer Jerzy) who wrote Cello Rulez for cello and chamber orchestra in 2002. He can be heard playing the premiere on SoundCloud.

Bazelon, Irwin (1922-1995) was an American composer who wrote Entre Nous for cello and orchestra in 1992. This has been recorded by Dorothy Lawson for Albany and a substantial excerpt can be heard on YouTube.

Beaufils, Olivier (b.1968) is a French composer who wrote Adagio-Thema for cello and orchestra in 2001. The Thema has been recorded and can be heard on Open Spotify (cellist uncredited).

Bedusenko, Sergey (b.1952) is a Ukrainian composer, poet and pianist who wrote Ave Maria, a poem for cello and string orchestra in 2001. This can be heard on YouTube played by Oleksander Piriev.

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827) wrote two well-known Romances for violin and orchestra which have been arranged for cello and orchestra by Daniel Müller-Schott, and recorded by him for Orfeo.

Beischer-Matyo, Tamás (b.1972) is a Hungarian composer who wrote a Suite concertante for cello and string orchestra in 2008. This can be heard on YouTube played by Richárd Rózsa.

Bella, Máté (b.1985) is a Hungarian composer who wrote Chuang Tzu's Dream for cello and ensemble in 2008. This can be heard on YouTube (cellist uncredited).

Bembinow, Miłosz (b.1978) is a Polish composer who wrote Six Pictures for cello and string orchestra in 1999.

Beretta, Marco (b.1970) is an Italian conductor and composer who wrote Elegia for cello and orchestra in 2022. This can be heard on YouTube (cellist uncredited).

Berio, Luciano (1925-2003) was an Italian composer who wrote Ritorno degli snovidenia (The Return of Dreams) for cello and thirty instruments in 1977. This has been recorded by Erling Blöndal Bengtsson for Danacord and Pierre Strauch for Sony.

Bernard, Emile (1843-1902) was a French composer and organist who wrote Andante et rondo for cello and orchestra in 1886.

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990) arranged Three Meditations for cello and orchestra from Mass in 1977 for Mstislav Rostropovich who recorded the work for DG (and Profil). It has also been recorded by Anthony Ross for Reference Recordings and Yo-Yo Ma for C major on DVD. The work can also be seen and heard on YouTube played by Giovanni Sollima.

Bianchi, Oscar (b.1975) is an Italian-Swiss composer who wrote Celeste discontinuità for cello and string orchestra in 2014. Excerpts from the premiere played by Jean-Marie Trotereau can be heard on SoundCloud via the above link.

Biarent, Adolphe (1871-1916) was a Belgian composer and cellist who wrote Deux sonnets pour violoncelle et orchestre - d'après José-Maria de Hérédia in 1913. The work has been recorded by Luc Dewez for Cypres and the first sonnet, called Le Réveil d'un dieu, may be heard on YouTube.

Bień, Mateusz (b.1968) is a Polish composer and sound engineer who wrote a concertino for cello, chamber orchestra and electronic layer in 2008.

Birchall, Richard (b.1981) is a British composer and cellist who wrote Labyrinth for cello and chamber orchestra in 2014. This can be heard on YouTube played by Timothy Walden.

Bischoff, Kaspar Jakob (1823-1893) was a German composer who wrote Concertstück in Form einer Gesangsscene for cello with orchestral accompaniment which was published in 1873.

Biscione, Federico (b.1965) is an Italian composer who wrote Mozart. A Biography for cello and orchestra in 2006. This can be heard on YouTube played by Horst-Rüdiger Zakowsky.

Bláha, Ivo (b.1936) is a Czech composer who wrote a Passacaglia on a theme by J.S. Bach for cello and string orchestra in 2009. The premiere can be heard on YouTube played by Michal Kaňka.

Blake, Christopher (b.1949) is a New Zealand composer who wrote We all fall down for cello and orchestra in 1996. This has been recorded on the Atoll label and can be heard on YouTube (cellist uncredited).

Blake, Howard (b.1938) is an English composer best known for writing the musical accompaniment to the animated short film The Snowman. In 1985 he orchestrated his 1973 piece for cello and piano Diversions. This has been recorded by Robert Cohen for Sony.

Blancafort, Manuel (1897-1987) was a Catalan composer who wrote Rapsòdia catalana for cello and orchestra in 1953.

Blauth, Breno (1931-1993) was a Brazilian composer who wrote Elegia for cello and orchestra in 1973.

Blazy, Hélène (b.1965) is a French composer and violinist who wrote a Poème for cello and orchestra that was premiered in 2013. This has been recorded for Nuncius Music, and can be heard on YouTube played by Hristo Tanev.

Bloch, André (1873-1960) was a French composer who wrote a Suite palestinienne subtitled Les Dernières Paroles du Christ en croix for cello and orchestra in 1948. This has been recorded by Guy Fallot for Cascavelle. He also wrote Les maisons d'éternité, croquis d'orient for cello and orchestra in 1950.

Bloch, Ernest (1880-1959) was a Swiss-born American composer who wrote Schelomo, a Hebrew rhapsody for cello and orchestra in 1916. Notable recordings reviewed on MusicWeb International include those by Zara Nelsova with the composer and also under Maurice Abravanel, and by Natalie Clein and Raphael Wallfisch. The last two of these discs include Voice in the Wilderness for cello and orchestra which dates from 1936. Bloch also wrote a symphony for cello and orchestra in 1954 that has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for cpo. Five short works by Bloch have been arranged for cello and orchestra, and feature on a recording by Yuli Turovsky for Chandos: Prayer, Supplication, Jewish Song, Nigun and Méditation Hebraïque. The first was arranged by Alfredo Antonini (see above) and the rest by Peter Purich. The first three of the works were originally Three Sketches From Jewish Life for cello and piano dating from 1925.

Boeck, August de (1865-1937) was a Belgian composer who wrote Cantilène for cello and chamber orchestra in 1936. This has been recorded by Didier Poskin for Phaedra and can be heard on YouTube.

Boëllmann, Léon (1862-1897) was a French composer who wrote Variations Symphoniques for cello and orchestra in 1893. The work has been recorded by Paul Tortelier for EMI.

Boer, Eduard de (b.1957) is a Dutch composer who wrote a cello concertino on a Dutch folk tune in 1980 and Nigun for cello and orchestra in 1987.

Bœuf, Georges (1937-2020) was a French composer and saxophonist who wrote Où il est question d'un coucher de soleil for cello and orchestra in 1989.

Bogusławski, Edward (1940-2003) was a Polish composer who wrote an Elegia for cello and orchestra in 1994.

Boisdeffre, René de (1838-1906) was a French composer who wrote Rêverie for viola d'amore (or violin, or viola, or cello) and string orchestra with harp or piano around 1890. A performance on the viola d'amore may be heard on YouTube.

Boldemann, Laci (1921-1969) was a Swedish composer of German and Finnish descent who wrote a Fantasia concertante for cello and orchestra in 1954. This was recorded on LP by Gunnar Norrby for Fermat.

Bolognini, Ennio (1893-1979) was an Argentine-born cellist who led a remarkably interesting life. Amongst his compositions is the single page Preghiera de un violoncello with the handwritten score indicating an intended orchestral introduction. The work can be heard on YouTube played by Christine Walevska with piano accompaniment.

Bonitz, Matthias (b.1951) is a German double-bassist and composer who wrote a tone poem for cello and orchestra called Siddharta after Hermann Hesse. This was premiered in 2002 and has been recorded by Julius Berger for ebs.

Boorn-Coclet, Henriëtte van den (1866-1945) was a Belgian composer who wrote Vers l'infini for cello and orchestra.

Børresen, Hakon (1876-1954) was a Danish composer who wrote a Romance for cello and orchestra in 1903. This has been recorded by Henrik Brendstrup and made available on Naxos.

Bortnowski, Marcin (b.1972) is a Polish composer who wrote Expectancy for cello and chamber orchestra in 2016.

Bourdon, Rosario (1885-1961) was a Canadian-born American cellist, conductor and composer who wrote a Poème élégiaque for cello and orchestra in 1943. The work appears to have been recorded by Alain Aubut for a Canadian broadcasting organisation but we can find no other evidence of the recording on the internet.

Bowen, York (1884-1961) was a British composer who wrote a Rhapsody for cello and orchestra in about 1924 for Beatrice Harrison. This is a substantial work lasting 25 minutes that has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Dutton Epoch.

Boyle, Ina (1889-1967) was an Irish composer who wrote two works for cello and orchestra: an Elegy in 1913, and a Psalm in 1927. Both have been recorded by Nadège Rochat, respectively for Ars Produktion and Dutton.

Braga, Antônio Francisco (1868-1945) was a Brazilian composer whose Prière for cello and piano of 1896 was performed with string orchestral accompaniment by Oswaldo Allioni in 1925.

Bragato, José (1915-2017) was an Italian-born Argentine cellist, conductor and composer who wrote A un amigo for cello and string orchestra. A performance may be heard on Daily Motion.

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897) wrote a double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra in 1887 which is firmly established in the concert repertoire and has often been recorded. The work has been adapted for cello and orchestra by Cord Garben, and this version was premiered in 2004.

Branco, Luís de Freitas (1890-1955) was a Portuguese composer who wrote Cena lírica for cello and orchestra in 1916. This has been recorded by Bruno Borralhinho for Naxos.

Brandts Buys, Jan (1868-1933) was a Dutch-Austrian composer who wrote a concert piece for cello and small orchestra called Tancred in 1916.

Brandukov, Anatoliy (1858/59-1930) was a Russian cellist and composer who wrote two pieces for cello and orchestra.

Breiner, Peter (b.1957) is a Slovakian composer, conductor and pianist who wrote a version of Lurking of a Purple Demon for cello and strings. The premiere of the work from 2013 played by Jozef Luptak may be heard here.

Brettingham Smith, Jolyon (1949-2008) was a British composer, conductor and radio presenter mainly active in Germany who wrote Approaches to Dun Aengus for cello and orchestra in 1985.

Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976) wrote his four movement cello symphony in 1963 for Mstislav Rostropovich whose premiere in Moscow was recorded by EMI. There are many other recordings, including those by Raphael Wallfisch for Chandos, Johannes Moser for Hänssler and Alban Gerhardt for Hyperion.

Brockway, Howard (1870-1951) was an American composer who wrote a Suite for cello and orchestra in 1908.

Bromboszcz, Stanisław (b.1980) is a Polish composer who wrote Metamorphoses for cello and chamber ensemble in 2004, and Images for cello and electronics in 2009. Both works have been recorded by Bartosz Koziak for Dux (the former work is translated here as Transformations).

Bruch, Max (1838-1920) was a German composer who wrote Kol Nidrei in 1880. Lasting about 10 minutes, this is one of the of the most frequently recorded pieces for cello and orchestra. Pablo Casals recorded it in 1936; modern versions reviewed on MusicWeb International include those by Natalie Clein and Alisa Weilerstein. Bruch also wrote the slighter Canzone for cello and orchestra in 1891 and both works can be heard on a Farao disc performed by David Pia.

Brunetti, Gaetano (Cayetano) (1744-1798) was an Italian composer and violinist (and father of Francisco Brunetti) active in Spain whose Symphony No.33 El Maniatico from 1780 is for solo cello and orchestra. This has been recorded by Christophe Coin with Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla on their own label.

Burkhard, Willy (1900-1955) was a Swiss composer who wrote a concertino for cello and string orchestra in 1940. This has been recorded by Patrick Demenga for Novalis.

Bush, Alan (1900-1995) was a British composer who wrote a Concert suite for cello and orchestra in 1952 that was first performed in that year by Vera Denes in Budapest. This work lasts around 35 minutes, and consists of an introduction and four movements: Divisions on a Ground, Ballet, Poem and Dance. Raphael Wallfisch has recorded it for Dutton Epoch.

Bush, Geoffrey (1920-1988) was a British composer who wrote a Sinfonietta concertante for cello and small orchestra in 1943 that has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Lyrita.

Büsser, Henri (1872-1973) was a French composer, organist and conductor who wrote a concertino for cello and orchestra in 1928.

Bustamante Celi, Salvador (1876-1935) was an Ecuadorian composer who wrote Fox Incaico for cello and string orchestra.

Cadman, Charles Wakefield (1881-1946) was an American composer who wrote a tone drama called A Mad Empress Remembers for cello and piano in 1943 and orchestrated it the following year. The piano version was recorded by Douglas B. Moore in 1981 and may be heard on YouTube.

Calleja, Carlos (b.1954) is an Argentine composer and conductor who wrote Lúdicas ánimas feéricas for cello and orchestra in 1987.

Calmel, Olivier (b.1974) is a French composer (and son of the composer Roger) who wrote Suite concertante for cello and orchestra in 2012, and a symphonie concertante for cello and orchestra called Rite of Peace in 2013. The latter can be heard on YouTube played by Xavier Phillips.

Caplet, André (1878-1925) was a French composer who wrote Épiphanie for cello and orchestra in 1922. This has been recorded by Xavier Phillips for EMI and Mark Coppey for Aeon.

Capuis, Matilde (1913-2017) was an Italian organist, pianist and composer who wrote Tre Momenti for cello and string orchestra.

Cárdenas, Sergio (b.1951) is a Mexican composer and conductor who wrote a fantasia for cello and strings called Malgré tout based on Manuel Ponce's work of the same name for piano. This may be heard on YouTube played by Tomasz Strahl. He also wrote Monólogos con las estrellas for cello and string orchestra in 2000.

Carlson, Mark (b.1952) is an American composer and flautist who wrote Twilight for cello and string orchestra in 2016. This may be heard on YouTube played by Antonio Lysy.

Carrapatoso, Eurico (b.1962) is a Portuguese composer who wrote nine Vocalizos para Catarina e arcos for cello and strings after poems by Ruy Belo in 2002. Nos. 3 and 7 may be heard via the above link played by Irene Lima.

Carreño, Inocente (1919-2016) was a Venezuelan composer who wrote a Fantasia homenaje al maestro Abreu for cello and orchestra in 2006. This can be heard on YouTube played by German Marcano.

Castéra, René de (1873-1955) was a French composer who wrote a Sicilienne for cello and orchestra (or piano) in 1930. The version for cello and piano has been recorded by Samuel Magill for Azur Classical and may be heard on YouTube.

Castro, Washington (1909-2004) was an Argentine composer and cellist who wrote a Rapsodia for cello and orchestra in 1964, and an Anthem for cello and wind ensemble in 1983.

Castro Peña, Rafael (b.1935) is a Spanish composer who wrote Music for cello and orchestra in 1988 based on his sonata for cello and piano from the previous year.

Castro-Robinson, Eve de (b.1956) is a New Zealand composer who wrote Releasing the Angel for cello and orchestra in 2005. This has been recorded by David Chickering for Atoll and may be heard on YouTube.

Catoire, Jean (1923-2005) was a French composer (and nephew of the Russian composer Georges Catoire) who wrote a sonata for cello and string orchestra III in 1976. This has been recorded by Nikolaus Trieb for Association Le Phénomène Sonore and may be heard on YouTube.

Chan Ka Nin (b.1949) is a Canadian composer who wrote Soulmate for cello and orchestra in 2001. This has been recorded by Shauna Rolston for CBC.

Charles-René (Charles René Bibard) (1863-c.1940) was a French composer who wrote Deux pièces for cello and orchestra.

Chen Shih-Hui (b.1962) is a Taiwanese composer who wrote Silvergrass for cello and chamber orchestra or ensemble in 2016. This has been recorded by Wen-Sinn Yang for New World Records.

Chumbley, Robert (b.1954) is an American composer, pianist and conductor who wrote Particle II for cello and wind ensemble in 2018. This has been recorded by Amy Catron for First Step Records.

Claren, Sebastian (b.1965) is a German composer who wrote After Blinky Palermo for cello and orchestra in 2002. This has been recorded by Lucas Fels for Col Legno and can be heard on SoundCloud.

Clément, Nicole (b.1946) is a French composer who wrote a rhapsody concertante for cello and orchestra called De solitude en solitude vers la vie in 1976.

Cole, Rossetter Gleason (1866-1952) was an American composer who wrote a Ballade for cello and orchestra in 1908. It is described here (see page 293) as "one of the most important works for this instrument composed by any American" but does not appear to have been recorded.

Constantinescu, Paul (1909-1963) was a Romanian composer who wrote two works for cello and orchestra: Byzantine Variations (orch.1940) and Ballad Of the Outlaw (1950). They were recorded on LP by Géza Szabó and Alexandru Guțu respectively for Electrecord and feature on a CD issued by Olympia in 1991. Both of these recordings can be heard on YouTube via the links above.

Corrado, Pasquale (b.1979) is an Italian conductor and composer who wrote Dove non si tocca in mare for cello and string orchestra in 2019.

Côrte-Real, Nuno (b.1971) is a Portuguese composer who wrote Luar Galego for cello and strings in 2005. The premiere may be heard on YouTube played by Isabel Vaz.

Cossoul, Guilherme Antonio (1828-1880) was a Portuguese composer who wrote Variações de Violoncelo for cello and orchestra.

Costa Ferreira, Diogo da (b.1993) is a Portuguese composer who wrote Epoché for cello and wind ensemble in 2013. This can be heard on YouTube played by Nelson Ferreira.

Costanzi, Giovanni Battista (1704-1778) was an Italian cellist who wrote a series of sinfonias for cello and basso continuo. Five have been recorded by Giovanni Sollima for Glossa. Costanzi may have been the composer of Haydn's disputed fourth cello concerto.

Couperin, François (1668-1733) was a French composer who wrote 5 pieces en concert which were arranged for cello and strings by Paul Bazelaire (1886-1958), a French cellist. They have been recorded several times, for example by Pierre Fournier on Decca Eloquence, János Starker on Delos, Elemér Lavotha on BIS and Lynn Harrell for Azica.

Cras, Jean (1879-1932) was a French composer from Brittany who wrote a Légende for cello and orchestra in 1929. This has been recorded by Henri Demarquette for Timpani.

Cree, Gordon (b.1977) is a Scottish singer and musician who wrote a Nocturne for cello and orchestra.

Creston, Paul (1906-1985) was an American composer who wrote Sadhana for cello and orchestra in 1981. This can be heard on YouTube played by André Emelianoff.

Crossman, Allan (b.1942) is an American composer who wrote Flyer for cello and string orchestra in 2003. This has been recorded by Nina Flyer for North/South Recordings.

Crzellitzer, Franz (1905-1979) was a German-born Israeli composer who wrote a Fantasy for cello and orchestra in 1962. This can be heard on the Internet Archive.

Csányi-Wills, Michael (b.1975) is a British composer and pianist who arranged his work The Last Letter (originally for soprano and piano) for cello and orchestra in 2013. This has been recorded by Steffan Morris for Prima Facie and can be heard on YouTube.

Csonka, Paul (1905-1995) was an Austrian composer and opera conductor who wrote Serenata for cello and orchestra which was published in 1954.

Cui, Cesar (1835-1918) was a Russian composer who wrote Deux Morceaux for cello and orchestra in 1886. The work has been recorded by Steven Isserlis for Virgin and this can be heard on YouTube.

Cunningham, Arthur (1928-1997) was an American composer who wrote Minakesh for cello and string orchestra in 1969. It appears that he also wrote an art song with the same name in 1970.

Cynk, Magdalena (b.1968) is a Polish composer who wrote a Scherzo for cello and orchestra in 2011. This can be heard on YouTube played by Alicja Różycka.

Czerniewicz, Marek (b.1974) is a Polish composer who wrote Miserere, a meditation for cello and string orchestra in 2005. This can be heard on YouTube played by Daniel Sobiesiak.

d'Erlanger, Frédéric Alfred (1868-1943) was an Anglo-French composer who wrote an Andante Symphonique for cello and orchestra in 1904, and a Ballade for cello and orchestra in 1926. Both works have been recorded by Guy Johnston for Dutton Epoch.

Dall'Ongaro, Michele (b.1957) is an Italian composer who wrote Linea nigra for cello and string orchestra in 1990. This may be heard on YouTube played by Ferdinando Calcaviello.

Dallapiccola, Luigi (1904-1975) was an Italian composer who wrote Dialoghi for cello and orchestra 1960 and dedicated the work to Gaspar Cassadó. It has been recorded by Paul Watkins for Chandos and Jean-Guihen Queyras for Stradivarius.

Daniel-Lesur (Daniel-Jean-Yves Lesur) (1908-2002) was a French organist and composer who wrote a Fantaisie concertante for cello and orchestra in 1992.

Daniels, Melvin L. [M.L.] (b.1931) is an American composer who arranged the traditional Japanese melody Sakura (Cherry Blossom) for cello and string orchestra. This may be heard on YouTube played by Jeremy Crosmer.

Dautremer, Marcel (1906-1978) was a French composer who wrote a concertino for cello and orchestra in 1955.

Davidovsky, Mario (1934-2019) was an Argentine-American composer who wrote a Divertimento for cello and orchestra in 1984. This has been recorded by Fred Sherry for New World Records.

Davidson, Tina (b.1952) is an American composer who wrote Blood Memory: A Long Quiet After the Call for cello and orchestra in 1985, and Always Parisa for cello and string orchestra in 2010.

Davies, Wayne Iwan Lee (b.1975) is a Welsh composer and cellist who wrote Invocation for cello and strings in 2000. This may be heard on YouTube.

Davis, Carl (b.1936) is a British-based American composer best known for his work in television and films. He wrote a Ballade for cello and orchestra in 2011 which has been recorded by Jonathan Aasgaard for the Carl Davis Collection.

Deane Berman, Anne (b.1963) is an American composer and multi-media artist who wrote a symphonic tone poem called Reaching Antares for cello and orchestra. This has been recorded by Jacob Omsky for Immersive Music.

Debbaut, Robert (b.1956) is an American composer who wrote O.K. for solo cello, string orchestra, and piano obbligato in 2008.

Denev, Lubomir (b.1951) is a Bulgarian composer who wrote Homo Ludens, symphonic variations for cello and orchestra in 1996.

Desprez, Fernand (1898-c.1980) was a Belgian composer and trumpter who wrote a Poème élégiaque for cello and orchestra.

Dessagnes, Gontran (1904-1978) was a French composer who wrote a Poème for cello and orchestra in 1948.

Devreese, Godfried (1893-1972) was a Belgian composer (and father of the composer Frédéric) who wrote two concertinos for cello and orchestra, in 1930 and 1960. The first has been recorded by Viviane Spanoghe for Marco Polo.

Dhomi, Rauf (b.1945) is a Kosovan composer and conductor who wrote a Rondo for cello and orchestra (see page 76) in 1966. Presumably this is the same work that can be heard on YouTube played by Artan Zhuri with piano accompaniment.

Di Martino, Aladino (1908-1989) was an Italian composer and musician who wrote Adagio e Rondò for cello and chamber orchestra.

Dianda, Hilda (b.1925) is an Argentine composer who wrote two works for cello and orchestra: Concertante (1952) and Resonancias No.3 (1965).

Dieren, Bernard van (1887-1936) was a Dutch composer who lived most of his life in London. Around 1910 he wrote an Elegy for cello and orchestra that has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Lyrita. It can also be heard on YouTube performed by Christopher Bunting.

Dlouhý, Jaromír (b.1929) is a Czech composer who wrote a Romantická píseń (Romantic Song) for cello and orchestra.

Dohnányi, Ernö (1877-1960) was a Hungarian composer who wrote a Konzertstück for cello and orchestra in 1904. This has been recorded several times including by Raphael Wallfisch for Chandos, Alban Gerhardt for Hyperion and David Pia for Farao.

Domažlický, František (1913-1997) was a Czech composer who wrote a symphonic picture for cello and orchestra called Knight d'Artagnan's Spring in 1968. This has been recorded on LP by Jan Širc for Panton and on CD by Jiří Hošek for Music Vars.

Donatoni, Franco (1927-2000) was an Italian composer who wrote Le ruisseau sur l'escalier for cello and nineteen performers in 1980. This has been recorded by Oren Shevlin for Edition Zeitklang.

Dove, Jonathan (b.1959) is an English composer who wrote In Exile for baritone, cello and orchestra in 2020. This was premiered by Raphael Wallfisch the following year.

Draeseke, Felix (1835-1913) was a German composer who wrote a Symphonisches Andante for solo cello and orchestra in 1876.

Dřízal, Jan Ryant (b.1986) is a Czech composer who wrote Narcissus for cello and orchestra in 2017. The premiere can be heard on YouTube played by Tomáš Jamník.

Drubich, Anna (b.1984) is a Russian composer, mainly of film music, who wrote Nachtlied (Night Song) for cello and chamber orchestra. This may be heard on YouTube played by Evgeny Tonkha.

Dubois, Théodore (1837-1924) was a French composer and organist who wrote four pieces for cello and orchestra: Andante Cantabile (1899) and Fantaisie-Stück (1912) have been recorded by Marc Coppey for Mirare. Entracte-Rigaudon de Xavière and Esquisses both date from 1901.

Dubra, Rihards (b.1964) is a Latvian composer who wrote Mystery of His Birth for cello and chamber orchestra in 2014. This has been recorded by Ēriks Kiršfelds for Skani.

Dumitrescu, Ion (1913-1996) was a Romanian composer (and brother of Gheorghe) who wrote a Poem for cello and orchestra in 1940.

Dunhill, Thomas (1877-1946) was an English composer who wrote Capricious Variations on an Old English Tune (Sally in our Alley) for cello and orchestra in 1910.

Dupont, Jacques (aka Jacque-Dupont) (1906-1985) was a French composer who wrote Navarrianas for cello and orchestra in 1943. This work has been recorded by André Navarra for Polymnie.

Durey, Louis (1888-1979) was a French composer who wrote a Fantaisie concertante for cello and orchestra in 1947.

Dyson, George (1883-1964) was a British composer who wrote Prelude, Fantasy and Chaconne for cello and orchestra in 1936. This has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Sanctuary.

Eberhard, Dennis (1943-2005) was an American composer who wrote Lucifer Rising for cello and orchestra in 1985.

Edén, Mats (b.1957) is a Swedish composer and violinist who wrote Den flygande kofferten for cello and chamber ensemble in 2006.

Egk, Werner (1901-1983) was a German composer who wrote a Canzone for cello and orchestra in 1982.

Ehrström, Otto J.S. (1891-1978) was a Finnish composer who wrote Serenade for a Young Witch for cello and orchestra in 1927.

Eichhorn, Frank-Volker (1947-1978) was a German composer who wrote a Fantasie for cello and stringless orchestra in 1977.

Eklund, Hans (1927-1999) was a Swedish composer who wrote Musica da Camera No.1 for cello and chamber orchestra in 1955, a Fantasia for cello and strings in 1970 that has been recorded by Åke Olofsson for Swedish Society Discofil (and may be heard on YouTube), and Pezzo elegiaco for cello, percussion and strings in 1969 that has been recorded by Åke Olofsson for Polar.

Elizondo, José (b.1972) is a Mexican composer who wrote the following works for cello and string orchestra: Danzas Latinoamericanas (1997), La alborada de la esperanza (The Dawn of Hope), Limoncello, and Crepúsculos (Alpenglow) (all 2018), and Die Nachtblume (The Night Flower). He also wrote two works for cello and orchestra: Unter dem Sternenhimmel des Rheins (Under the starry sky of the Rhine) and Legende des edlen Ritters (The legend of the noble knight) (both 2020).

Eller, Heino (1887-1970) was an Estonian composer who wrote two works for cello and orchestra: Prelude (1917) and Ballad (1966). The latter may be heard on YouTube played by Allar Kaasik.

Ellerby, Martin (b.1957) is an English composer who wrote Via Crucis - The 14 Stations of the Cross for cello and concert band in 2003. This has been recorded by Joanna Rusby for Polyphonic. A live performance can be heard on YouTube (cellist uncredited).

Elling, Catharinus (1858-1942) was a Norwegian organist, composer and folk music collector who wrote Air and rococo for cello and string orchestra. Both parts of the music can be heard with piano accompaniment on a disc made by Baard Bosrup for Grong Musikkproduksjon.

Elmsly, John (b.1952) is a New Zealand composer who wrote a cello symphony in 1985. This has been recorded by James Tennant for Ribbonwood. A live performance by the dedicatee Paul Mitchell can be heard on YouTube.

Enescu, Georges (1881-1955) was a Romanian composer who wrote a Sinfonia concertante for cello and orchestra in 1901. This has been recorded by Franco Maggio-Ormezowski for Warner, Alban Gerhardt for Hyperion and Truls Mørk for Ondine.

Engl, Peter (b.1971) is an Austrian composer who wrote OHDEO for cello and wind band in 2007. This may be heard on YouTube with the performers uncredited.

Erickson, Robert (1917-1997) was an American composer who wrote a Fantasy for cello and orchestra in 1954. This has been recorded by Rafael Popper-Keizer for New World Records.

Ezzat, Mohammed Amin (b.1989) is an Iraqi conductor and composer who wrote a Requiem for cello and string orchestra. An excerpt from a performance given in 2007 may be heard on YouTube played by Karim Wasfi.

Falk, Julien (1902-1987) was a French composer who wrote Suite pour les temps modernes for cello and orchestra which was premiered by Reine Flachot in a radio broadcast in 1962.

Fantapié, Henri-Claude (b.1938) is a French composer and conductor who wrote Tout un monde présent for cello and orchestra in 1980.

Fauré, Gabriel (1845-1924) was a French composer who wrote an Élégie for cello and piano in 1880 and later orchestrated it. Recordings of the orchestral version include those by Han-Na Chang on Warner and Eric Picard for Erato. A recent version by Sheku Kanneh-Mason on Decca uses an arrangement by Simon Parkin in which he is accompanied by nine cellos.

Fazakerley, Robin (b.1932) is a New Zealand composer who wrote Piha Waiata Po for cello and chamber orchestra in 2002.

Feldman, Arkady (b.1947) is a Ukrainian conductor and composer who wrote a Poem for cello and orchestra (see page 13).

Feldman, Morton (1926-1987) was an American composer who wrote a twenty minute piece entitled Cello and orchestra in 1972 for Siegfried Palm who has recorded it for cpo. It has also been recorded by Robert Cohen for Argo.

Fenigstein, Victor (1924-2022) was a Swiss composer based in Luxembourg who wrote Légende for cello and chamber orchestra in 1962.

Fennelly, Brian (1937-2015) was an American composer who wrote Scintilla Prisca for cello and orchestra in 1981 based on an original work for cello and piano. The original version was recorded by David Moore on LP and has since been released on CD by Capstone.

Festa, Fabrizio (b.1960) is an Italian composer, conductor and sound designer who wrote a Suite in sol for cello and string orchestra in 1993.

Fiala, George (1922-2017) was a Ukrainian-born Canadian composer, pianist and organist who wrote a Serenade concertante for cello and strings in 1968.

Finney, Ross Lee (1906-1997) was an American composer who wrote Narrative in Retrospect for cello and fourteen instruments in 1976. This has been recorded by Norman Fischer for Albany.

Finzi, Graciane (b.1945) is a Moroccan-born French composer who wrote Il était tant de fois for cello and fifteen strings in 1979. She also wrote Errance dans la nuit - a ballade for cello and orchestra in 2002, and this can be heard on SoundCloud played by Gary Hoffman.

Fırat, Ertuğrul Oğuz (1923-2014) was a Turkish composer, painter and poet who wrote Diriliş (Revival) for cello and orchestra in 1956.

Fischer, Clare (1928-2012) was an American composer, keyboardist and arranger of jazz and pop music who wrote a Suite for cello and string orchestra. This has been recorded by Cécilia Tsan for Clare Fischer Productions. The first part, called After the Rain, can be heard on YouTube, and the second part called The Early Years here.

Fisher, Alfred (1942-2016) was an American-born Canadian composer and pianist who wrote Elegiac variations for cello and orchestra in 1976.

Fjellström, Daniel (b.1983) is a Swedish composer who wrote a Sinfonia concertante for cello and orchestra in 2007.

Fladmoe, Arvid (1915-1993) was a Norwegian composer and violinist who wrote Music for cello and orchestra.

Flagello, Nicolas (1928-1994) was an American composer who wrote a Capriccio for cello and orchestra in 1962. This has been recorded by George Koutzen for Phoenix and can be heard on YouTube.

Fleischer, Hans (1896-1981) was a German composer who wrote a concertino for cello and orchestra in 1975.

Florencia Mendoza, Eduardo (b.1985) is an Ecuadorian composer who wrote a Sinfonia concertante for cello and orchestra in 2014 and a Balada for cello and orchestra in 2015.

Flosman, Oldřich (1925-1998) was a Czech composer who wrote a Rhapsody for cello and orchestra in 1977 which was recorded on LP by Bohuslav Pavlas for Panton, and this can be heard on YouTube.

Folville, Eugénie-Emilie Juliette (1870-1946) was a Belgian composer who wrote three works for cello and orchestra: Concertstück (1905), Poème (1909) and Triptych.

Forner, André (b.1959) is a French composer who wrote Melodie for cello and string orchestra in 1997.

Förster, Alban (1849-1916) was a German composer who wrote Gedenkblatt for cello or horn with orchestral accompaniment which was published in 1885.

Françaix, Jean (1912-1997) was a French composer who wrote a Fantaisie for cello and orchestra in 1934 and Variations de concert for cello and string orchestra in 1950. Both works have been recorded by Henri Demarquette for Pierre Verany.

Franck, Richard (1858-1938) was a German composer and pianist who wrote a Serenade for cello and orchestra in 1896. This has been recorded by Tim Ströble for Sterling and can be heard on YouTube.

François, Renaud (b.1943) is a French composer, conductor and flautist who wrote Les chemins de la nuit for cello and orchestra in 1984. This has been recorded by Alain Meunier for Salabert Actuels.

Frank, Marcel G. (1906-1985) was an Austrian-American composer who wrote a concertino for cello and orchestra.

Frankl, Paul Josef (1892-1976) was a Moravian-born Austrian composer who wrote a concertpiece for cello and orchestra in 1938.

Frazzi, Vito (1888-1975) was an Italian composer who wrote Leggenda for cello and orchestra in 1935. A version with piano accompaniment may be heard on YouTube played by Sara Nanni.

Friboulet, Georges (1910-1992) was a French composer and pianist who wrote Récit for cello and orchestra in 1939.

Frid, Géza (1904-1989) was a Hungarian-Dutch composer who wrote Romance et Allegro for cello and orchestra in 1928.

Fulmer, David (b.1981) is an American composer who wrote Stille Shrik for cello and orchestra in 2011.

Fussell, Charles (b.1938) is an American composer who wrote Right River, variations for cello and string orchestra in 2002. This has been recorded by Emmanuel Feldman for Albany.

Futscher, Gerald (b.1962) is an Austrian composer who wrote Hör den Ruf des faulen Holzes for cello and string orchestra in 2003.

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