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Appendix 2: Other works for cello and orchestra (Composers L-Z)


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Composers A-K

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 L-Z

Lachenmann, Helmut (b.1935) is a German composer who wrote Notturno (Musik für Julia) for small orchestra with cello solo in 1968. This has been recorded by Andreas Lindenbaum for Kairos.

Lachert, Piotr (1938-2018) was a Polish-born Belgian composer and pianist who wrote Un Albanese in Italia for cello and strings in 2001.

Lang, Klaus (b.1971) is an Austrian composer and organist who wrote the queen. the cowboy. for cello and chamber orchestra in 2001.

Ledoux, Claude (b.1960) is a Belgian composer who wrote Torrent for cello and an ensemble of ten instruments in 1995. This has been recorded by Jean-Paul Dessy for Cypres.

LeFanu, Nicola (b.1947) is a British composer (and daughter of Elizabeth Maconchy) who wrote Deva for cello and seven players in 1979. This has been recorded on LP by Christopher Van Kampen for Chandos.

Lekeu, Guillaume (1870-1894) was a Belgian composer who wrote a Larghetto for cello and string orchestra in 1892. This has been recorded by Isabelle Veyrier for Harmonia Mundi and Marie Hallynck for Ricercar. The latter can be heard on YouTube.

Lerdahl, Fred (b.1943) is an American composer who wrote Arches for cello and chamber ensemble in 2010 and then produced an orchestral version in 2011. The latter has been recorded by Toke Mřldrup for Bridge.

Levitin, Yuri (1912-1993) was a Russian composer whose concertino for cello and orchestra from 1961 is a substantial twenty minute work. This has been recorded by Mark Drobinsky for Talent who can be heard on YouTube along with the score to follow. Levitin also wrote a suite for cello and chamber orchestra in 1966 that was recorded by Mstislav Rostropovich for Doremi the following year during his Carnegie Hall marathon.

Lill, Märt-Matis (b.1975) is an Estonian composer who wrote Remembrance for cello and string orchestra in 2011. This has been recorded by Valle-Rasmus Roots for EMIC.

Lindholm, Herbert (b.1946) is a Finnish composer who wrote Cello Ritornello for cello and string orchestra in 2008. This has been recorded by Heidi Väisänen for Pilfink Records.

Lischka, Rainer (b.1942) is a German composer who wrote Concertino latino for cello and chamber orchestra in 2010.

Lloyd Webber, Andrew (b.1948) is a British composer noted for his work in musical theatre. In 1977 he wrote Variations and the version of this for cello and orchestra made by David Cullen has been recorded by his brother Julian Lloyd Webber for Philips.

Lloyd Webber, Julian (b.1951) is a British cellist who composed Jackie's Song for the film Hilary and Jackie (a biographical movie about Jacqueline du Pré) in 1998 and recorded it for Philips.

López-Gavilán, Guido (b.1944) is a Cuban composer and conductor who wrote Rumbero Bueno for cello and string orchestra in 2018.

Lumsdaine, David (b.1931) is an Australian composer based in England who wrote A Garden of Earthly Delights for cello and orchestra in 1992. This has been recorded by David Pereira for Tall Poppies.

Maazel, Lorin (1930-2014) was an American conductor, violinist and composer who wrote Music for cello and orchestra in 1996 for Mstislav Rostropovich who recorded it for RCA.

Machajdík, Peter (b.1961) is a Slovakian composer who wrote Inner Collection for cello and chamber orchestra in 2009.

Maconchy, Elizabeth (1907-1994) was an Irish-English composer who wrote Epyllion for cello and strings in 1975. This has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus.

Malone, Kevin (b.1958) is an American composer who wrote E pluribus unum, a 9/11 tone poem for cello and orchestra in 2011. He also wrote Requiem 77 for cello and air traffic controllers in 2013 and this has been recorded by Christian James Elliott for Metier.

Martinaitytė, Žibuoklė (b.1973) is a Lithuanian composer based in the United States who wrote Sielunmaisema for cello and string orchestra in 2019. This can be heard on YouTube played by Mindaugas Bačkus.

Maslanka, David (1943-2017) was an American composer who wrote Remember me for cello and small wind ensemble in 2013. This can be heard on YouTube played by James Burch.

Massenet, Jules (1842-1912) was a French composer best known for his operas. In 1897 he wrote a Fantaisie for cello and orchestra. This has been recorded several times, for example by Truls Mřrk for Chandos.

Másson, Áskell (b.1953) is an Icelandic composer who wrote Ensilumi (First Snow of Winter) for cello and orchestra in 2009.

Maw, Nicholas (1935-2009) was a British composer who wrote Sonata Notturna for cello and strings in 1985. This has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus.

McKay, Neil (1924-2016) was a Canadian-born American composer who wrote I'll Remember You for cello and orchestra in 2003.

Metcalf, John (b.1946) is a Welsh composer who wrote a cello symphony in 2004 that has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus.

Mignone, Francisco Paulo (1897-1986) was a Brazilian composer who made arrangements for cello and orchestra of Variaçőes sobre um tema brasileira and Seresta in 1935, and Modinha in 1939.

Mihajlović, Milan (b.1945) is a Serbian composer who wrote Povratak (The Return) for cello and chamber orchestra in 2002.

Miranda, Ronaldo (b.1948) is a Brazilian composer who wrote Cantoria for cello and string orchestra in 1994, and Jogos for cello and orchestra in 2012. The latter can be heard on YouTube played by Antonio Del Claro.

Młodziejowski, Jerzy (1909-1985) was a Polish composer and conductor who wrote Samotna limba (A Lonely Swiss Pine) for cello and string orchestra in 1963.

Molinelli, Roberto (b.1963) is an Italian composer who wrote Twin Legends for cello and string orchestra in 2004. The work has been recorded by Profil and issued on a disc called Focus Cello. Since he has played the work in concert, the cellist is likely to be Benedict Kloeckner (four cellists being credited on the disc but the documentation does not specify who plays which pieces!). A live performance by Enrico Dindo who commissioned the work can be seen and heard on YouTube.

Monnakgotla, Tebogo (b.1972) is a Swedish composer who wrote The adventures of the butterfly for cello and strings in 2011.

Moore, Carman (b.1936) is an American composer who wrote Madiba for cello and orchestra in honour of Nelson Mandela in 2015. The premiere can be heard on SoundCloud played by Khari Joyner.

Morawetz, Oskar (1917-2007) was a Canadian composer who wrote a Memorial to Martin Luther King for cello and orchestra in 1968. This has been recorded on LP by Zara Nelsova for RCI and on CD by Shauna Rolston for CBC.

Motiekaitis, Ramūnas (b.1976) is a Lithuanian composer who wrote (un)fulfilment for cello, string orchestra and percussion in 2020.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) did not leave a complete cello concerto but it appears that he started one in F K206a and that 36 bars are in existence. At least two of his concertos for other instruments have been arranged for cello and orchestra. The horn concerto K447 was arranged by Sándor Fischer and performed by János Starker who can be heard playing it on YouTube. The flute concerto K314 was arranged by George Szell and has been recorded by Sol Gabetta for RCA.

Murphy, Kelly-Marie (b.1964) is a Canadian composer who wrote This is the colour of my dreams for cello and orchestra in 1997. This has been recorded by Shauna Rolston for CBC.

Musgrave, Thea (b.1928) is a Scottish-American composer who wrote From Darkness Into the Light, a contemplation for cello and chamber orchestra in 2017.

Mustonen, Olli (b.1967) is a Finnish composer, pianist and conductor who wrote a Petite Suite for cello and string orchestra in 1996 that has been recorded by Martti Rousi for Ondine.

Nakas, Šarūnas (b.1962) is a Lithuanian composer who wrote Machine désirante for cello and string orchestra in 2015.

Naón, Luis (b.1961) is an Argentine-born French composer who wrote a symphonic poem for cello and orchestra called Sombras de alucinaciones y muerte (Shadows of hallucinations and death) in 1989. This has been recorded by Eduardo Valenzuela for DOM. In 2017 he wrote Pájaro contra el borde de la noche (Bird against the edge of the night) for cello, ensemble and electronics. This can be heard on YouTube played by Juan Sebastián Delgado.

Navakas, Arūnas (b.1954) is a Lithuanian composer who wrote Cellonia for cello and orchestra in 2005.

Negrey, Maciej (b.1953) is a Polish composer who wrote two works for cello and string orchestra: Salmo notturno (2000) and Cantando (2005).

Németh-Šamorinsky, Štefan (1896-1975) was a Slovakian composer who wrote Slovak Rhapsody No.2 for cello and orchestra in 1960.

Neyrinck, Frederik (b.1985) is a Belgian composer who wrote Précarité for cello and orchestra in 2017. This can be heard on SoundCloud played by Myriam García Fidalgo.

Nystroem, Gösta (1890-1966) was a Swedish composer who wrote a sinfonia concertante for cello and orchestra in 1944. This has been recorded by Niels Ullner for BIS.

Oliveira, Fernando Corrȇa de (1921-2004) was a Portuguese composer who wrote Discurso de Platăo for cello and orchestra in 1951.

Orr, Buxton (1924-1997) was a Scottish composer who arranged his Carmen Fantasy (after Bizet) for cello and orchestra in 1990. Only the original version with piano accompaniment seems to have been recorded, for example by Maria Kliegel for Naxos.

Osawa (Ohzawa), Hisato (1906/7-1953) was a Japanese composer who wrote Urashima for cello and orchestra in 1932.

Pals, Leopold van der (1884-1966) was a Danish-Dutch composer whose saxophone concertino of 1938 has been arranged for cello and orchestra and recorded by his descendent Tobias van der Pals on CPO.

Pantchev, Vladimir (1948-2021) was a Bulgarian-Austrian composer who wrote a Počme for cello and chamber orchestra in 1979. This thesis (page 10) mentions a cello concerto called Badi Neveroyaten and suggests that it has been recorded by Anatoli Krastev. It has not been possible to find other evidence of the work or the recording although a concertante work for cello dating from 1982 is mentioned here (page 98).

Panufnik, Roxanna (b.1968) is a British composer of Polish heritage (and daughter of Andrzej Panufnik) who wrote Flight of the Bumblebee for cello and chamber orchestra in 2005.

Pautza, Sabin (b.1943) is a Romanian composer who wrote Jocuri III for cello (or viola) and orchestra in 1979. This was recorded on LP by Alexandru Moroşanu for Electrecord. He also wrote a concertino for cello and orchestra in 2000, and this has been recorded by Alexandru Spătărelu for PiperiuArte.

Pereira, Clóvis (b.1932) is a Brazilian composer who wrote a concertino for cello and string orchestra that was recorded in 2009 by Antonio Meneses for Avie.

Pintér, Gyula (b.1954) is a Hungarian composer who wrote Mandala for cello and orchestra which was premiered in 2017. This can be heard on YouTube played by Kántor Balázs.

Piston, Walter (1894-1976) was an American composer who wrote his Variations for cello and orchestra in 1966. The work was recorded by Mstislav Rostropovich for Doremi the following year during his Carnegie Hall marathon.

Płonka, Jarosław (b.1984) is a Polish cellist and composer who wrote Lightly touched/heavily pressed for cello and instrumental ensemble in 2013.

Präsent, Gerhard (b.1957) is an Austrian composer who wrote Danse fatale for cello and orchestra in 2018. This has been recorded for Spona but the cellist seems to be uncredited. The premiere can be heard on YouTube played by Tobias Stosiek.

Puur, Rasmus (b.1991) is an Estonian composer who wrote Pluribus e unum for cello and orchestra in 2016.

Radicetti, Felipe (b.1958) is a Brazilian composer who wrote a suite for cello and string orchestra called O Golpe in 2017. This can be heard on YouTube played by Hugo Pilger.

Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937) originally wrote Deux mélodies hébraďques (Kaddish and L'énigme éternelle) for soprano and piano. In 2008 they were arranged for cello and orchestra by Richard Tognetti, and in this form they have been recorded several times, for example by Steven Isserlis for BIS. Both pieces have also been arranged for cello and strings by David Johnstone.

Remme, Rauno (1969-2002) was an Estonian composer who wrote Hiljuti (Lately) for cello and chamber orchestra in 1990.

Resch, Gerald (b.1975) is an Austrian composer who wrote a concert piece called Drift for cello and chamber orchestra in 2013.

Reutter, Hermann (1900-1985) was a German composer who wrote Prozession, a dialogue for cello and orchestra for Gaspar Cassadó in 1957. This may be heard on YouTube played by Siegfried Palm or Alwin Bauer. It is not clear whether either of these recordings has been issued commercially.

Rezende, Marisa (b.1944) is a Brazilian composer who wrote Trama for cello and chamber orchestra in 2012. This can be heard on YouTube played by Fabio Presgrave.

Riemann, Helga (1924-2004) was a German-born Austrian composer (and mother of cellist Heinrich Schiff) who wrote a Moment musical for cello and string orchestra in 1978.

Rogerson, Chris (b.1988) is an American composer who wrote That Blue Repair for cello and orchestra in 2011 and Of Simple Grace for cello (or violin) and orchestra in 2017. The latter may be heard on SoundCloud.

Ropartz, Joseph-Guy (1864-1955) was a French composer and conductor who wrote a Rhapsody for cello and orchestra in 1928 that has been recorded by Henri Demarquette for Timpani.

Roussel, Albert (1869-1937) was a French composer who wrote a cello concertino in 1936 that has been recorded on LP by Saša Večtomov for Supraphon and Albert Tétard for Erato (the latter has been issued on CD).

Rubbra, Edmund (1901-1986) was a British composer who wrote a Soliloquy for cello and orchestra in 1947. This has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Sanctuary and by Rohan de Saram for Lyrita.

Sampson, David (b.1951) is an American composer who wrote Turns for cello and orchestra in 1994.

Santórsola, Guido (1904-1994) was a Brazilian-Uruguayan composer who wrote a Sonata-Fantasía for cello (or violin or viola) and orchestra in 1938.

Savaş, Mesruh (b.1978) is a Bulgarian-born Turkish composer who wrote Chroma for cello and chamber orchestra in 2015.

Schelle, Michael (b.1950) is an American composer who wrote a Prayer for cello and chamber winds in 2004 and Sun-Wukong for cello and orchestra in 2013. Both can be heard on YouTube, respectively played by Amy Catron and Joshua DeVries.

Schidlowsky, León (b.1931) is a Chilean-Israeli composer who wrote Kaddish for cello and orchestra in 1967.

Schimmel, Carl (b.1975) is an American composer who wrote There Was, and There Was Not for cello and orchestra in 2017. This can be heard on SoundCloud, presumably played by Adriana Ransom.

Schmitt, Florent (1870-1958) was a French composer who made a version of his Chant élégiaque for cello and orchestra in 1911 which was recorded on LP by David Geringas for Eurodisc. Schmitt also wrote Final for cello and orchestra in 1926 and Introďt, Récit et Congé for cello and orchestra in 1948. The latter has been recorded by Henri Demarquette for Timpani.

Schubert, Franz (1797-1828) wrote an Arpeggione Sonata in 1824 which is now normally played on the cello. This was arranged by Gaspar Cassadó for cello and orchestra, and he recorded it under Harty in 1929 (now on Pristine). Various other arrangements have since been made, for example by Antonio Tusa (see below).

Schuman, William (1910-1992) was an American composer who wrote a Fantasy for cello and orchestra called A Song of Orpheus in 1962. This was recorded on LP by Leonard Rose for Columbia, and more recently by Yehuda Hanani for Naxos.

Sciarrino, Salvatore (b.1947) is an Italian composer who wrote Variazioni for cello and orchestra in 1974. This has been recorded by Francesco Dillon for Kairos. Sui poemi concentrici I from 1987 is also for cello and orchestra and has been recorded by Lucas Fels for Kairos.

Scontrino, Antonio (1850-1922) was an Italian composer who, according to the above link, wrote (or perhaps arranged) his Quartet No.4 for cello and orchestra in 1918.

Sculthorpe, Peter (1929-2014) was an Australian composer who arranged his Lament for cello and strings in 1991, and wrote Cello Dreaming for cello, strings and percussion in 1998. Both have been recorded, for example by Emma-Jane Murphy for Chandos. Sculthorpe also wrote Captain Quiros for brass, percussion and strings, with amplified cello in 2006 (this has a solo cello part in three of the five movements), and an Elegy for cello and strings which was first performed in 2010.

Seiber, Mátyás (1905-1960) was a Hungarian-born British composer who wrote Tre pezzi for cello and orchestra in 1956. This has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus.

Selvaggi, Rito (1898-1972) was an Italian composer who wrote two works for cello and chamber orchestra: Ninna Nanna Elegiaca (1935) and a Suite Balletto.

Sfetsas, Kyriakos (b.1945) is a Greek composer who wrote The wind of my unknown soul, a fantasia concertante for cello and string orchestra in 1997.

Shalit, Daniel (b.1940) is an Israeli composer who wrote Cycle for cello and orchestra in 1973.

Shapira, Sergiu (b.1931) is a Romanian-born Israeli composer who wrote Remembrance for cello and orchestra in 1994.

Silliman, Daniel (b.1993) is an American composer who wrote strain for cello and chamber orchestra in 2013. This can be heard on YouTube played by Michael Kaufman.

Silvestrov, Valentin (b.1937) is a Ukrainian composer who wrote a symphony for cello and chamber orchestra called Meditation in 1972. This has been recorded by Valentin Potapov for Wergo and by Alexander Rudin for Olympia - the former can be heard on You Tube.

Sinigaglia, Leone (1866-1944) was an Italian composer who wrote two works for cello and orchestra: Lamento. In memoria di un giovane artista (Natale Canti) in 1911, and Romanza and Humoresque. The latter has been recorded by Fernando Caido Greco for Tactus.

Sinkevičiūtė, Nijolė (b.1956) is a Lithuanian composer who wrote Crossroad Rites for cello and string orchestra in 2016.

Škerjanc, Lucijan Marija (1900-1973) was a Slovenian composer who wrote a concert allegro for cello and orchestra in 1947. He also wrote Five Lyrical Melodies in 1953, and a version of this for cello and orchestra may be heard on YouTube, possibly in a recording made for Slovenska Filharmonia but further details do not seem to be available online.

Smit, Leopold (1900-1943) was a Dutch composer and pianist who wrote a concertino for cello and orchestra in 1937 that has been recorded by Pieter Wispelwey for NM Classics.

Smulders, Carl (1863-1934) was a Dutch-born Belgian composer who wrote Rosch Haschana, a prayer for cello and orchestra in 1898. A private recording by Alexander Petrasch can be heard on YouTube.

Socor, Matei (1908-1980) was a Romanian composer who wrote a Passacaglia for cello and chamber orchestra in 1941 that has been recorded on LP by Alexandru Moroşanu for Electrecord.

Solbiati, Alessandro (b.1956) is an Italian composer who wrote Canto per Ania for cello and fourteen instruments in 1992 that has been recorded by Valérie Dulac for Stradivarius.

Sommer, Silvia (b.1944) is an Austrian composer who wrote Onic 123 for cello and string orchestra with two piccolo flutes in 1988 and Sacrifice for cello and string orchestra in 1994.

Soriano, Alberto (1915-1981) was an Argentine composer who wrote a cello concertino in 1963 for Mstislav Rostropovich who can be heard playing it on YouTube. The Sphinx Catalogue of Latin-American cello works lists a Concierto from 1964 but no concertino, and therefore it seems likely that this is the same work.

Spahlinger, Mathias (b.1944) is a German composer who wrote lamento, protokoll for cello and orchestra in 2011. The premiere can be heard on YouTube played by Lukas Fels.

Spohr, Louis (1784-1859) wrote his violin concerto No.8 in modo di scena cantante in 1816. This was arranged by Friedrich Grützmacher for cello and orchestra, and has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Nimbus.

Spring, Rudi (b.1962) is a German composer and pianist who wrote Szene I (1981) and Szene II (1987) for cello and orchestra.

Srnka, Miroslav (b.1975) is a Czech composer who wrote Kráter Brahms for cello and string orchestra in 2007.

Stäbler, Gerhard (b.1949) is a prolific German composer who wrote ...vanishing into silence... for cello and ensemble in 2003.

Staud, Johannes Maria (b.1974) is an Austrian composer who wrote Segue for cello and orchestra in 2006.

Steiger, Rand (b.1957) is an American composer who wrote Traversing for cello with digital signal processing and string orchestra in 2006. This has been recorded by Matthew Barley for the Electronic Music Foundation. He also wrote Mourning Fog for cello and electronics in 2012 and this has been recorded by Kivie Cahn-Lipman for Tundra.

Strauss, Johann II (1825-1899) wrote two Romances for cello and orchestra in 1860 that have been recorded by Ramon Jaffé for Oehms.

Strauss, Richard (1864-1949) wrote his Don Quixote, Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character for cello and orchestra in 1897. There is also a significant solo viola part. There have been many recordings made and a list of those reviewed on MusicWeb International can be found here. The cellists include Paul Tortelier on Regis, Antonio Janigro on Sony, Tibor de Machula on DG Eloquence, Erling Blöndal Bengtsson for Danacord, Steven Isserlis for RCA and Louisa Tuck for LAWO classics. Strauss also wrote a Romance for cello and orchestra in 1883 that has been often recorded. It has been paired with Don Quixote on disc by Thomas Grossenbacher for Arte Nova.

Streich, Lisa (b.1985) is a Swedish composer who wrote Grata for cello and ensemble in 2011. This has been recorded by Erik Asgiersson for Neos. She also wrote Pietŕ for motorised cello and ensemble in 2016, and this has been recorded by Niklas Steidl for Wergo.

Stucky, Steven (1949-2016) was an American composer who wrote Voyages for cello and wind ensemble in 1984. This has been recorded by Gary Hardie for Albany.

Suben, Joel Eric (b.1946) is an American composer who wrote Three Images for cello and orchestra in 2011.

Sulzer, Balduin (1932-2019) was an Austrian composer and priest who wrote a Ballata concertante for cello and orchestra in 1989.

Suykerbuyk (aka Suijkerbuijk), Johannes (b.1959) is a Dutch composer who wrote two works for cello and small orchestra: Minnesang (2017) and Ein unbedeutsames Lied (2019).

Tahourdin, Peter (1928-2009) was an English-born Australian composer who wrote a sinfonia concertante for cello and orchestra in 1966.

Takemitsu, Tōru (1930-1996) was a Japanese composer who wrote Scene for cello and string orchestra in 1958 and Orion and Pleiades for cello and orchestra in 1984. They have both been recorded for Shogakukan by Ludovit Kanta and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi respectively. The later work has also been recorded by Paul Watkins for BIS.

Tavener, John (1944-2013) was an English composer who wrote The Protecting Veil for cello and string orchestra in 1987. This has been recorded several times, notably by Steven Isserlis for Virgin, France Springuel for Telarc and Matthew Barley for Signum.

Taylor, Stephen Andrew (b.1965) is an American composer who wrote Sunset in All Directions for cello and chamber orchestra in 2018. This can be heard on YouTube played by Dmitry Kouzov.

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr (1840-1893) wrote his Mozart-inspired Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra in 1876. He was assisted by Wilhelm Fitzenhagen who edited the work and gave the premiere. Tchaikovsky's original version was reconstructed and published for the first time in the 1950s. Many recordings have been made, including by Mstislav Rostropovich (several labels), Sol Gabetta for BMG, Jan Vogler for Sony (whose disc also includes his own arrangement of the Sérénade mélancholique for cello and orchestra), Gautier Capuçon for Virgin, and Nina Kotova for Delos. Several cellists who have recorded the original version are listed here. Tchaikovsky also wrote a Pezzo capriccioso for cello and orchestra which has been recorded many times and is included on the Gabetta and Kotova recordings linked above. Tchaikovsky also started work on a cello concerto, sketches of which were found after his death. Yuriy Leonovich, a Ukrainian cellist has completed the work but it does not appear to have been recorded yet.

Tchemberdji, Katia (aka Chemberdzhi, Yekaterina) (b.1960) is a Russian composer based in Germany who wrote Labyrinth in memoriam Oleg Kagan for cello and twelve strings (three string quartets) in 1996.

Tcherepnin, Alexander (1899-1977) was a Russian composer who wrote a Georgian Rhapsody for cello and orchestra in 1922 that has been recorded by Reiner Hochmuth for Thorofon and Alexander Rudin for Olympia. His Mystčre for cello and chamber orchestra from 1925 is on that Olympia disc and has also been recorded by Hai Zheng for Amatius. Tcherepnin also arranged Nos. 3, 9 and 10 of his 12 Preludes for Well-Tempered cello (and piano) from 1926 for cello and strings.

Theodorakis, Mikis (1925-2021) was a Greek composer who wrote a Rhapsody for cello and orchestra in 1997. This has been recorded by Johannes Moser for Coviello and Sebastian Hess for Intuition Classics.

Toivio, Lauri (b.1972) is a Finnish composer and flautist who wrote Flames, a scene for cello and orchestra in 1998.

Tornyai, Péter (b.1987) is a Hungarian composer who wrote Arbres de Hollan for cello and orchestra in 2011. The premiere can be heard via the above link played by Ditta Rohmann.

Torres Zuleta, Luis (b.1941) is a Colombian composer who wrote a concertante for cello and orchestra in 1991 and Cántico y Fantasía temática for cello and string orchestra.

Tulve, Helena (b.1972) is an Estonian composer who wrote Tundmatuis Vetes (In Uncharted Waters) for cello and string orchestra in 2018. This has been recorded by Leho Karin for EMIC.

Tusa, Antonio (1900-1982) was a Swiss cellist and composer who wrote a Ballade über B-A-C-H for cello and orchestra in 1960, and two works for cello and small orchestra: Berceuse in 1929 and Ave Maria in 1930. He also arranged the Arpeggione Sonata by Franz Schubert (see above) for cello and chamber orchestra in 1935, and the Polonaise de concert by David Popper for cello and orchestra in 1946.

Van de Vate, Nancy (b.1930) is an American composer based in Austria who wrote a Concertpiece for cello and small orchestra in 1978 based on an original work for cello and piano. The orchestral version has been recorded by Zdzisław Łapiński for Vienna Modern Masters.

Vargas, António Pinho (b.1951) is a Portuguese composer who wrote Six Portraits of Pain for cello and large ensemble in 2005. This has been recorded by Anssi Karttunen for Numérica. A live performance by Marco Pereira can be heard on YouTube.

Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958) wrote a Fantasia on Sussex Folk Tunes for cello and orchestra in 1929 which he later withdrew. He also left fragments of an unfinished cello concerto intended for Pablo Casals dating from around 1943. These were arranged by David Matthews in 2009 into Dark Pastoral for cello and orchestra which has been recorded by Guy Johnston for Dutton.

Victório, Roberto (b.1959) is a Brazilian composer who wrote Chronos III for cello and string orchestra in 2010, and Tetragrammaton XVI for cello and orchestra in 2013. The former has been recorded by Dimos Goudaroulis for Petrobras and may be heard on YouTube played by Fábio Presgrave.

Viru, Valdeko (1925-2006) was an Estonian composer, conductor and pianist who wrote Contemplation for cello and string orchestra in 1946.

Vriend, Jan (b.1938) is a Dutch composer, conductor, organist and pianist based in England who wrote Voice of the Planet for cello and orchestra in 2005.

Waksman, Fabien (b.1980) is a French composer who wrote Le ręve de Tzinacán for cello and string orchestra in 2018. This can be heard on YouTube played by Anastasia Kobekina.

Wallin, Rolf (b.1957) is a Norwegian composer and trumpeter who wrote Ground for cello and string orchestra in 1996. This has been recorded by Řystein Birkeland for Aurora.

Weber, Ben (1916-1979) was an American composer who wrote a sinfonia for cello and orchestra in 1945.

Wiłkomirski, Kazimierz (1900-1995) was a Polish cellist and composer who wrote a symphony concertante for cello and orchestra in 1950. This can be heard on YouTube played by Cecylia Barczyk.

Willén Ode, Marcus (b.1972) is a Swedish priest and composer who wrote a Requiem for cello and orchestra in 2007.

Winbeck, Heinz (1946-2019) was a German composer who wrote Sonoscillant for cello and string orchestra in 1971, and Lenau-Fantasien for cello and chamber orchestra in 1979. The latter has been recorded on LP by Max Engel for Bayerische Vereinsbank.

Wissmer, Pierre (1915-1992) was a Swiss-born French composer who wrote a Dialogue for cello (or bassoon) and orchestra in 1974.

Wołek, Krzysztof (b.1976) is a Polish composer and electronic music performer who wrote Spark, a miniature for cello and orchestra in 2010, and Various Forms of Friction for cello and orchestra or sinfonietta in 2017.

Wolff, Jean-Claude (b.1946) is a French composer who wrote Chemins de traverse for cello obbligato and string orchestra in 2008. This may be heard on YouTube played by Dominique de Williencourt.

Wood, Haydn (1882-1959) was a British composer who wrote Philharmonic Variations for cello and orchestra in 1939. This has been recorded by Raphael Wallfisch for Sanctuary.

Worthington, Rain (b.1949) is an American composer who wrote Full Circle for cello and small orchestra in 2018. This has been recorded by Petr Nouzovský for Parma Recordings.

Xenakis, Iannis (1922-2001) was a Greek-French composer who wrote Epicycles for cello and twelve instruments in 1989. This has been recorded by Arne Deforce for Aeon.

Ye Xiaogang (b.1955) is a Chinese composer who wrote My Faraway Nanjing for cello and orchestra in 2005. This may be heard on YouTube played by Elizaveta Suschenko.

Yossifov, Alexander (1940-2016) was a Bulgarian composer and conductor (and son of Yosko Yossifov) who wrote a sinfonia concertante for cello and orchestra in 1984.

Ysa˙e, Eugčne (1858-1931) was a Belgian violinist and composer who wrote two pieces for cello and orchestra: Méditation and Sérénade. They have both been recorded by Thibault Lavrenov for Musique en Wallonie and Alban Gerhardt for Hyperion.

Zamuszko, Sławomir (b.1973) is a Polish composer who wrote ... set ... rise for cello (right hand) and small orchestra in 2009. This was performed by Dominik Połoński in Katowice in 2011.

Zatti-Cicuttini, Renata (1932-2003) was an Italian composer who wrote Controcanto per un mistico for cello and orchestra in 1988.

Zender, Hans (1936-2019) was a German composer and conductor who wrote Bardo for cello and orchestra in 2000. This has been recorded by Heinrich Schiff for Hänssler.

Zurbriggen, Andreas (b.1986) is a Swiss composer and journalist who wrote The Lake Isle of Innisfree for cello and orchestra in 2008.

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