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


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Composers L-Z

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.

Please note that, although this list is no longer deliberately selective, it is not comprehensive and further works will be added at some point in the future.

Composers A-K

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.

Adčs, Thomas (b.1971) is a British composer who arranged Lieux retrouvés for cello and small orchestra in 2016. Originally for cello and piano and recorded in that format by Steven Isserlis for Hyperion, the orchestral version has been performed at the Proms but does not appear to have been recorded yet.

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

Andriessen, Hendrik (1892-1981) was a Dutch composer who wrote Canzone for cello and strings in 1965 and a concertino for cello and orchestra in 1970. Both works have been recorded by Michael Müller and have been made available on Brilliant Classics.

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

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.

Auerbach, Lera (b.1973) is a Soviet-born American composer and pianist who wrote Dreammusik for cello and chamber ensemble in 2014.

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).

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.

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.

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

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.

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 discontinuitŕ 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'aprčs José-Maria de Hérédia in 1912. The work has been recorded by Luc Dewez for Cypres.

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.

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

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.

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.

Bolognini, Ennio (1893-1979) was an Argentine 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.

Břrresen, 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.

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 Nadčge Rochat, respectively for Ars Produktion and Dutton.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 Variaçőes 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, Elemer 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dianda, Hilda (b.1925) is an Argentine composer who wrote two works for cello and orchestra: a 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Canzona for cello and orchestra in 1982.

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).

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 Mřrk 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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, Oldřic (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), Počme (1909) and Triptych.

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.

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 2000. 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.

García, Fernando (b.1930) is a Chilean composer who wrote Tres cantos materiales for cello and strings in 1999.

García, Orlando Jacinto (b.1954) is a Cuban-American composer who wrote a return to fragmentation and the use of negative space for cello and string orchestra in 2017.

Gervasoni, Stefano (b.1962) is an Italian composer who wrote Heur, leurre, lueur for cello and orchestra in 2013. The premiere may be heard on SoundCloud played by Francesco Dillon.

Giarda, Luigi Stefano (1868-1952) was an Italian-Chilean composer and cellist who wrote four pieces for cello and orchestra: Conzertstück (1907), Coqueterie, Sonata in stilo antico and Suite campestre (1907); and two for cello and string orchestra: Berceuse (1935) and Los enanos.

Gilbertson, Michael (b.1987) is an American composer who wrote Songs of the South Wind for cello and string orchestra in 2006.

Giménez Noble, Javier (b.1953) is an Argentine composer who wrote Kaleidos for cello and orchestra in 2001.

Godard, Benjamin (1849-1895) was a French composer who wrote 2 Morceaux for cello and orchestra which were published around 1877.

Goehr, Alexander (b.1932) is a German-born British composer who wrote a Romanza for cello and orchestra in 1968. This has been recorded by Moray Welsh for NMC.

González Christen, Francisco (b.1952) is a Mexican composer who wrote Yanga, primer libertador de América for cello and orchestra in 1990.

González Mántici, Enrique (1912-1974) was a Cuban composer who wrote a sinfonia concertante for cello and orchestra in 1966.

Grau, Eduardo (1919-2006) was a Spanish-born Argentine composer who wrote Gustavo, el Sevillano for cello and orchestra in 1954.

Grieg, Edvard (1843-1907) wrote a cello sonata in 1883 that was orchestrated into a concerto by Joseph Horovitz and Benjamin Wallfisch. This has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Black Box (later on ASV).

Grigorjeva, Galina (b.1962) is a Ukrainian composer based in Estonia who wrote Molitva (The Prayer) for cello and orchestra in 2005. This work exists in various arrangements for other instruments. It has been recorded by Allar Kaasik on the cello accompanied by a chorus for BIS.

Grünberg, Sven (b.1956) is an Estonian composer who wrote Traces Inside You for cello and chamber orchestra in 2019.

Guarello, Alejandro (b.1951) is a Chilean composer who wrote Transcursos for cello and string orchestra in 1981. This has been recorded by Eduardo Valenzuela for DOM.

Guarnieri, Mozart Camargo (1907-1993) was a Brazilian composer who wrote Chôro for cello and orchestra in 1961. This has been recorded on LP by Aldo Parisot for ABC Westminster Gold, and on CD by Carlos Prieto for Urtext.

Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Pelle (1932-2016) was a Danish composer who wrote For cello and orchestra in 1996. This has been recorded by Morten Zeuthen for Dacapo and can be heard on YouTube.

Haller, Hermann (1914-2002) was a Swiss composer who wrote Extension-Contraction - elegiac music for cello and orchestra in 1981. This has been recorded on LP by Raffaele Altwegg for Jecklin-Disco and can be heard on YouTube.

Hamerik, Asger (1843-1923) was a Danish composer who wrote a Concert romance for cello and orchestra in 1879 that has been recorded by Henrik Steensgard for Danacord.

Harper, Edward (1941-2009) was a Scottish composer who wrote In Memoriam for cello and orchestra in 1992. It seems likely that this is an orchestrated version of a work for cello and piano written two years earlier in memory of Kenneth Leighton.

Harsányi, Tibor (1898-1954) was a Hungarian-born French composer who wrote Aria-Cadence-Rondo for cello and orchestra in 1930.

Hatzis, Christos (b.1953) is a Greek-Canadian composer who wrote Confessional for cello and orchestra in 2001. This has been recorded by Shauna Rolston for CBC.

Heggie, Jake (b.1961) is an American composer who wrote Holy the Firm, an essay for cello and orchestra in 2002. The premiere given by Emil Miland was recorded for JDA.

Heher, Hannes (b.1964) is an Austrian composer who arranged Nachtmusik, which was originally for cello and organ, for cello and string orchestra in 2005.

Henze, Hans Werner (1926-2012) was a German composer who in 1953 wrote Ode an den Westwind for cello and orchestra based on a poem by Percy Shelley. This has been recorded by Siegfried Palm for DG and Gustav Rivinius for Arte Nova. In 1985 he wrote Englische Liebeslieder for cello and orchestra and this has been recorded by Anssi Karttunen for Wergo.

Hidas, Frigyes (1928-2007) was a Hungarian composer who wrote a Ballad for cello and orchestra (1982) and a Fantasy for cello and wind ensemble (1998). The latter has been recorded by Judith Chapman for Stormworks, and can be heard on SoundCloud.

Higdon, Jennifer (b.1962) is an American composer who wrote a Soliloquy for cello and string orchestra which was premiered in 1989. This has been recorded by Kate Dillingham for CD Baby and can be heard on YouTube.

Hodkinson, Juliana (b.1971) is a British composer based in Germany who wrote Machine ŕ eau for cello and string orchestra in 1998.

Holdridge, Lee (b.1944) is a Haitian-born American composer who wrote a concertino for cello and strings based on music for the film Jeremy in 1973, the soundtrack of which can be heard on YouTube.

Holst, Gustav (1874-1934) wrote Invocation for cello and orchestra in 1911. Recordings of this include those by Alexander Baillie for Lyrita, Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus, Steven Isserlis for Hyperion and Guy Johnston for Chandos.

Holt, Simon (b.1958) is an English composer who wrote Daedalus Remembers for cello and orchestra in 1995. This is part three of his Icarus trilogy.

Hořínka, Slavomír (b.1980) is a Czech composer who wrote Agapás Mé?, an aria for cello and twelve string instruments in 2011.

Hovunts (or Ovunts), Gagik (1930-2019) was an Armenian composer who wrote Concert Inventions for cello and orchestra called The Harmony of Sound in 1976. This can be heard via the Classical Archives played by V. Saradgyan.

Hough, Stephen (b.1961) is a British-Australian composer, best known as a pianist, who wrote an Elegy for cello and orchestra in 2007 called The Loneliest Wilderness. This has been recorded by the dedicatee Steven Isserlis for BIS. This work has sometimes been described as a concerto but not on the front of the score.

Hsieh, Durwynne (b.1963) is an American composer who wrote Memories of the Wind at Night and Other Stories for cello and orchestra in 2014. This can be heard on SoundCloud played by Ani Aznavoorian. He also wrote Decisions for cello and orchestra in 2016.

Hummel, Bertold (1925-2002) was a German composer who wrote a Poem for cello and strings in 1984.

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk (1778-1837) wrote a Potpourri for cello and orchestra in G minor (op.95) that has been recorded by Michael Saxson for The Classical Orchestra.

Indra, Juozas (1918-1968) was a Lithuanian composer who wrote a Suite for cello and string orchestra in 1966.

Isaacs, Mark (b.1958) is an Australian composer who wrote Invocations for cello and orchestra in 2011. The premiere may be heard on YouTube played by Julian Smiles.

Isamitt Alarcón, Carlos (1887-1974) was a Chilean composer and painter who wrote a Suite for cello and chamber orchestra in 1950.

Iurlina, Higinio (b.1929) is an Argentine composer who wrote Music for cello and strings in 1977.

Jabłoński, Maciej (b.1974) is a Polish composer who wrote Déjŕ vu for cello and orchestra in 2007.

Jadassohn, Salomon (1831-1902) was a German composer who wrote Cavatine for cello and orchestra in 1894. This has been recorded by Thomas Georgi for cpo.

Janczak, Krzysztof Aleksander (b.1983) is a Polish composer who wrote Assenzio e Anguria for cello and orchestra in 2007.

Jarrell, Michael (b.1958) is a Swiss composer who wrote Assonance V (chaque jour n'est qu'une tręve) for cello and ensemble in 1990. This has been recorded by Michael Stirling for Musiques Suisses. He also wrote Emergences - Nachlese VI for cello and orchestra in 2011 - this does not seem to have been recorded yet.

Javorka, Peter (b.1993) is a Slovakian composer who wrote Metamorphoses for cello and orchestra in 2014. This may be heard on YouTube played by Andrej Gál.

Jenny, Albert (1912-1992) was a Swiss composer who wrote an Elegy for cello and orchestra in 1928 and Concert Music for cello and string orchestra in 1938.

Jiráčková, Marta (b.1932) is a Czech composer who wrote The Butterfly Effect for cello, string orchestra and percussion in 1984.

Jirásek, Jan (b.1955) is a Czech composer who wrote Symbiosis for cello and orchestra in 1991.

Jolas, Betsy (b.1926) is a Franco-American composer who wrote Wanderlied for cello and ensemble in 2003. This may be heard on SoundCloud played by Olivier Gailly. Her Side Roads for cello and string orchestra from 2017 has been recorded by Anssi Karttunen for 21 Music.

Juon, Paul (1872-1940) was a Swiss composer who wrote Mysterien, a symphonic poem for cello and orchestra in 1928. This has been recorded by Pi-Chin Chien for Musiques Suisses.

Juozapaitis, Jurgis (b.1942) is a Lithuanian composer who wrote two works for cello and string orchestra: Visions (2017) and Metamorphoses (2020). The premiere of the latter may be heard on YouTube played by David Geringas.

Juzeliūnas, Julius (1916-2001) was a Lithuanian composer who wrote Gratitude for cello and string orchestra in 1992.

Kakhidze, Vakhtang (b.1959) is a Georgian composer who wrote Moon Dances for cello and chamber orchestra in 1994. This has been recorded by Alexander Kniazev for Cugate Classics.

Kauder, Hugo (1888-1972) was a Moravian-born American composer who wrote a Konzertstück for cello and orchestra in 1917.

Kaufmann, Dieter (b.1941) is an Austrian composer who wrote Ständchen für einen Potentaten for cello and orchestra in 1982. This has been recorded on LP by Siegfried Palm for Amadeo.

Kay, Don (b.1933) is an Australian composer who wrote Tasmania symphony: The Legend of Moinee for cello and orchestra in 1988. This has been recorded by Christian Wojtowicz for Vox Australis. The second movement of this work called Love voice of Moinee also exists in a version intended for separate performance.

Kentish, Oliver (b.1954) is an English-born Icelandic cellist and composer who wrote Eternal Moment, A Moment in Eternity for cello and strings in 1999.

Kessner, Daniel (b.1946) is an American composer who wrote Breath for cello and orchestra in 1991.

Ketting, Piet (1904-1984) was a Dutch composer who wrote a sinfonia for cello and orchestra in 1963.

Killmayer, Wilhelm (1927-2017) was a German composer who wrote Sostenuto for cello and string orchestra in 1984.

Kirchner, Leon (1919-2009) was an American composer who wrote a piece called Music for cello and orchestra in 1992 for Yo-Yo Ma who has recorded it for Sony.

Kirchner, Volker David (1942-2020) was a German composer who wrote Kaddish for cello and small orchestra in 2010.

Klami, Uuno (1900-1961) was a Finnish composer who wrote Cheremissian Fantasy for cello and orchestra in 1931 - this has been recorded by Arto Noras for Finlandia and Samuli Peltonen for Ondine. He also wrote Tema con 7 variazioni e coda for cello and orchestra in 1954. This has been recorded by Jan-Erik Gustafsson for BIS.

Klein, Richard Rudolf (1921-2011) was a German composer who wrote Sequenza for cello and string orchestra in 2003. This may be heard on SoundCloud via the above link.

Koechlin, Charles (1867-1950) was a French composer who wrote Vingt Chansons bretonnes for cello and orchestra in 1932 which are arrangements of an original work for cello and piano.

Koetsier, Jan (1911-2006) was a Dutch composer who wrote his second Concertante Suite for cello and orchestra in 1939 (revised 1975). Dutch Wikipedia suggests that he wrote a cello concerto in 1938 but this may be an error as we can find no other evidence for it and the above link to a list of the composer's works appears to be comprehensive.

Kopelent, Marek (b.1932) is a Czech composer who wrote Musique concertante for solo cello, twelve cellos and orchestra in 1991.

Kopytman, Mark (1929-2011) was a Soviet-born Israeli composer who wrote Kaddish for cello (or viola) and string orchestra in 1981 which was a reorchestration of his second string quartet from 1966. This may be heard on YouTube played by Zvi Plesser.

Kosíková, Irena (b.1975) is a Czech composer and organist who wrote Seven Candles for cello and string orchestra in 2006. She also wrote Makanna, a ballet for cello and orchestra with a narrator in 2010, based on the novel of the same name by Jiří Weil. This can be heard on YouTube played by František Brikcius.

Krák, Egon (b.1958) is a Slovakian composer who wrote Message for cello and orchestra in 2017. This may be heard on YouTube played by Ján Slávik.

Kreppein, Ulrich (b.1979) is a German composer who wrote Lichtspiele for cello and large orchestra in 2008.

Kupczak, Sławomir (b.1979) is a Polish composer who wrote Penultima for cello and chamber orchestra in 2008. This may be heard on YouTube with the cellist uncredited.

Kwiecinski, Andrzej (b.1984) is a Polish composer who wrote Pičces d'un violoncelle for cello and string orchestra in 2014.

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