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


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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 S-Z

Saminsky, Lazare (1882-1959) was a Ukrainian-born American composer who wrote a Hasidic Suite in 1923 and an East to West Suite in 1943, both for violin or cello and orchestra.

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

Sánchez, Francesc is a composer who has written three short pieces for cello and strings that may be heard on the internet via the following links: Memory, Six Months and the Mercedes Theme from the Music for Josep Varo's short film Cartas para Lucía.

Santini, Simone (b.1968) is an Italian saxophonist and composer, mainly of film music, who wrote Il rito dell'inverno for cello and orchestra. This may be heard on YouTube played by Stefano Cerrato.

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

Saro, Gabriele (b.1976) is an Italian composer who wrote a Meditation for cello and orchestra. This may be heard on YouTube played by Francesco Pinosa.

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

Scassola, Aristide Carlo (d.1938) was a Swiss-born French composer and conductor who wrote a nocturne called Nuit d'amour for cello and orchestra which was published in 1924.

Schäfer, František (1905-1966) was a Czech pianist and composer who wrote a Fantasie for cello and orchestra in 1949.

Schedl, Gerhard (1957-2000) was an Austrian composer who wrote Slow, music for cello and orchestra in 1997. This has been recorded by Patrick Demenga for ORF and may be heard on YouTube.

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 (1931-2022) was 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.

Schoemaker, Maurice (1890-1964) was a Belgian composer who wrote a Romance for cello and orchestra in 1920.

Scholz, Bernhard (1835-1916) was a German conductor and composer who wrote Capriccio all'Ungarese for cello (or violin) and orchestra (or piano) which was published in 1873.

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).

Schulz, Leo (1865-1944) was a German-born American cellist and composer who wrote an American Rhapsody for cello and orchestra which he performed in 1918 (see page 176).

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 on CD by Yehuda Hanani for Naxos.

Schumann, Camillo (1872-1946) was a German composer and organist who wrote a Recitative for cello and orchestra.

Schwedersky, Sonja (b.1963) is a Dutch composer who wrote The Unfaithful for cello and strings in 2010. A version for cello and string quintet may be heard on YouTube played by Jérôme Fruchart.

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 and double bass player 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 who can be heard playing the works on YouTube via the above links. 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.

Sedmidubský, Miloš (1924-1995) was a Czech composer who wrote an Elegie for cello and orchestra and a Scherzo for cello and chamber orchestra, both in 1961.

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 who can be heard playing it on YouTube (Part I; Part II; Part III).

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.

Senilov, Vladimir Alexeievich (1875-1918) was a Russian composer who wrote a Poem for cello and orchestra.

Šenk, Nina (b.1982) is a Slovenian composer who wrote a Capriccio for cello and string orchestra in 2015. This has been recorded by Igor Mitrović for Rebeat Digital and may be heard on YouTube.

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. A version for cello and piano may be heard on YouTube played by Simca Heled.

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

Shparber, Benjamin is an Israeli-born American composer and multi-instrumentalist who wrote The Hunt, a tone poem for cello and orchestra, in 2022. This may be heard on YouTube played by Tyler Michael James.

Sielicki, Edward (b.1956) is a Polish composer who wrote a concertino for cello and string orchestra in 2005.

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.

Silva, Dimas Artur da (b.1977) is a Brazilian composer who wrote O Bailado dos Camafeus for cello and strings which was performed in 2018 and may be heard on YouTube played by Denys Lytvynenko.

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.

Simon, Antoine (1850-1916) was a French composer and pianist living in Russia who wrote a Fantaisie concertante for cello and orchestra.

Sinigaglia, Leone (1868-1944) 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 played by Ciril Škerjanec, possibly in a recording made for Slovenska Filharmonia.

Škerl, Dane (1931-2002) was a Slovenian composer and conductor whose Symphony No.6 from 1987 called Rhapsodic is scored for cello and orchestra.

Skilton, Charles Sanford (1868-1941) was an American composer who wrote an American Indian Fantasie for organ, and then adapted it for cello and orchestra in the late 1920s.

Skolnik, Walter (b.1934) is an American composer who wrote a Serenade for cello and orchestra in 2005.

Smit, André-Jean (1926-2013) was a Belgian composer who wrote Esquisses concertantes for cello and chamber orchestra in 1975. This has been recorded by Edmond Baert for Fibonacci Production and may be heard on YouTube (Part 1; Part II; Part III).

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.

Smith, Lawrence Rackley (b.1932) is an American composer who wrote Discourse, soliloquy and concourse for cello and orchestra in 1969.

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.

Snow, David Jason (b.1954) is an American composer who wrote Buddha Breath for cello and orchestra in 1976.

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.

Sohal, Naresh (1939-2018) was a British composer of Indian descent who wrote Dhyan 1 for cello and orchestra in 1974. The premiere may be heard on SoundCloud played by Thomas Igloi.

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.

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.

Sporck, Georges (1870-1943) was a French composer who wrote Lied for cello and orchestra in 1930.

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

Sretenović, Srđan (b.1976) is a Serbian composer and cellist who wrote Four Songs from an Illusive Motion Picture for cello and string orchestra and may be heard playing it on YouTube via his website.

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.

Steinke, Greg A (b.1942) is an American composer and oboist who wrote All in a Moment's Time for viola or cello and orchestra in 1996.

Stern, Robert (1934-2018) was an American composer who wrote Hazkarah for cello and string orchestra in 1998. A version with piano accompaniment has been recorded by Steven Honigberg for Albany and may be heard on YouTube.

Steven, Donald (b.1945) is a Canadian-American composer who wrote For Madmen Only: magic theatre for cello and orchestra in 1978 that has been recorded on LP by Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi for McGill University Records.

Št'iastný, Jan (c.1764-c.1830) was a Czech cellist and composer who wrote a cello concertino in 1818.

Stolpe, Antoni (1851-1872) was a Polish composer who wrote a Dramatic Scene for cello and orchestra (or string quintet). This may be heard on YouTube played by Anna Wróbel.

Strauss, Johann II (1825-1899) wrote two Romances for cello and orchestra in 1860, and a romance called Dolci Pianti that was published posthumously. These have all 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.

Strniště, Jiří (1914-1991) was a Czech composer and conductor who wrote a Romance for cello and string orchestra in 1954, and Romance a rondo for cello and string orchestra in 1979.

Strong, George Templeton (1856-1948) was an American composer and painter based in Switzerland who wrote three works for cello and orchestra: Elegy (1917), Suite (1923) and Pollainiana (1931). The Elegy may be heard on YouTube played by Mihaly Virizlay.

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.

Succari, Dia (1938-2010) was a Syrian-born French composer who wrote Images d'antiquité for cello and string orchestra. A version for cello and piano has been recorded by Patricia Neels for Duplimedia.

Sugiyama, Kôichi (1931-2021) was a Japanese composer, mainly of music for films and video games, who wrote Okinawa for cello and strings.

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).

Sweeney, William (b.1950) is a Scottish composer who wrote Ceol-Beag for cello and orchestra in 1981.

Sydeman, William Jay (1928-2021) was an American composer who wrote a Largo for cello and string orchestra in 1959.

Szarán, Luis (b.1953) is a Paraguayan musician, orchestra director and composer who wrote Meditation for the Fall of the Berlin Wall for violin or cello and strings in 1992.

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

Takács, Jenő (1902-2005) was a Hungarian composer and pianist who wrote Rhapsodie (Hungarian Melodies) for violin or cello and string orchestra in 1941.

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.

Tamba, Akira (b.1932) is a Japanese composer based in France who wrote Orion for cello and orchestra in 1991 that has been recorded by Shôzô Kurokawa for REM.

Țăranu, Cornel (b.1934) is a Romanian composer and conductor who wrote Cadenze concertante for cello and small orchestra in 1993.

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.

Taverna-Bech, Francesc (1932-2010) was a Catalan composer who wrote Dilemes for cello and string orchestra in 1992.

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.

Thirault, Marc-Didier (b.1959) is a French cellist and composer who wrote Orchala for cello and chamber orchestra/strings in 1985.

Thirion, Louis (1879-1966) was a French composer who wrote Chant sans paroles No.2 for cello and orchestra in 1902.

Tiutiunnik, Katia (b.1967) is an Australian composer who wrote Mikhail: Who is like unto God? for cello and orchestra in 2005.

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 1971 and Cántico y Fantasía temática for cello and string orchestra.

Träg, Anton (1819-1860) was an Austrian composer and cellist who wrote a concertino for cello and orchestra.

Tsalahouris, Philippos (b.1969) is a Greek composer who wrote Nausikaa. Thoughts on a Theme by Kodaly for cello and orchestra in 2012. The second movement may be heard on YouTube played by Miltiadis Cassaras.

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.

Turner, Robert (1920-2012) was a Canadian composer and radio producer who wrote A Great Quiet and a Still Home for cello and orchestra which is No.4 in a series of works called Encounters for soloists and orchestra written in 1985.

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.

Ün, Ekrem Zeki (1910-1987) was a Turkish composer who wrote a Rapsodi for cello and orchestra in 1956.

Vali, Reza (b.1952) is an Iranian musician and composer who wrote The Dervish and the Magus (music for an imaginary ballet in 7 scenes) for cello and chamber orchestra in 1994.

Van de Vate, Nancy (b.1930) is an American-born Austrian composer 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.

Van Slyck, Nicholas (1922-1983) was an American composer who wrote a cello concertino in 1970 which he revised in 1983.

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.

Varvoglis, Marios (1885-1967) was a Belgian-born Greek composer who wrote a Caprice grec for cello and orchestra in 1914. A version with piano accompaniment may be heard on YouTube with the cellist uncredited.

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, a version of which for solo cello has been recorded by Dimos Goudaroulis for Petrobras. In 2013 he wrote Tetragrammaton XVI for cello and orchestra, and this may be heard on YouTube played by Fábio Presgrave.

Vielgorsky, Mikhail (Michał Wielhorski) (1788-1856) was a Russian composer and violinist of Polish descent who wrote Air varié - Theme and Variations for cello and orchestra in 1823.

Vierne, Louis (1870-1937) was a French organist and composer who wrote a suite for cello and piano called Soirs étrangers in 1928 which was orchestrated by Maurice Duruflé in 1943. The original version has been recorded by Yvan Chiffoleau for Timpani.

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

Vitta, Rodrigo (b.1971) is a Brazilian composer, conductor and pianist who wrote a concertino for cello and orchestra in 2008. This may be heard on YouTube played by Paulo Cesar Rocha.

Vorlová, Sláva (aka Mira Kord) (1894-1973) was a Czech composer who wrote a Fantasy for cello and orchestra in 1940.

Voss, Friedrich (b.1930) is a German composer who wrote a concertino for cello and in 1964.

Vreuls, Victor (1876-1944) was a Belgian composer, violinist and composer who wrote two Počmes for cello and orchestra, in 1900 and 1930.

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.

Wagenaar, Bernard (1894-1971) was a Dutch-born American composer, conductor and violinist who wrote Five Tableaux for cello and orchestra in 1952.

Wagner, Werner (1927-2002) was a German-born Argentine composer who wrote a Rapsodia for cello and orchestra in 1973 and revised it in 1985.

Wailly, Paul de (1854-1933) was a French composer who wrote a concertino for cello and orchestra in 1922.

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.

Warrack, Guy (1900-1986) was a Scottish composer and conductor who wrote Andante, Theme and Variations for cello and orchestra which was based on music by Carl Maria von Weber.

Warren, Raymond (b.1928) is a British composer who wrote A Star Danced for cello and small orchestra in 2009 and Cello Requiem for cello and singers in 2017.

Weber, Alain (1930-2019) was a French composer who wrote D'aprčs Wols, three watercolours for cello and orchestra in 1969. This was recorded on LP by André Navarra for ORTF.

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

Wehrli, Werner (1892-1944) was a Swiss composer who wrote a Romanze for cello and chamber orchestra in 1932.

Wendelboe, Jens (b.1956) is a Norwegian trombonist, band leader and composer who wrote The Opposite of One for cello and orchestra in 1994. This may be heard on YouTube played by Aage Kvalbein (Part 1; Part 2; Part 3).

Whitacre, Eric (b.1970) is an American composer and conductor who wrote The River Cam for cello and string orchestra in 2011. This has been recorded by Julian Lloyd Webber for Decca and may be heard on YouTube.

Whitehead, Oliver (b.1948) is a British composer and jazz guitarist mostly active in Canada who wrote Uhuru Peak, a tone poem for cello and orchestra in 2008.

Whyte, Ian (1901-1960) was a Scottish conductor and composer who arranged the Second Suite by Caix d'Hervelois for cello and orchestra.

Wiggins, Christopher (b.1956) is a British composer who wrote an Elegy for cello and strings in 1988. This may be heard on YouTube played by Oliver Ott.

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 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.

Woollett, Henri (or Henry) (1864-1936) was a French composer of English descent who wrote a Concertstück for cello and orchestra in 1903.

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 and may be heard on YouTube.

Wyner, Yehudi (b.1929) is an American composer who wrote Prologue and Narrative for cello and orchestra in 1994. This has been recorded by Andrés Diaz for Albany and may be heard on YouTube.

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.

Yokoyama, Masao (b.1973) is a Japanese composer, cellist and information scientist who wrote a Nocturne concertante for cello and string orchestra. This may be heard on YouTube played by Denys Lytvynenko.

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.

Young, Douglas (b.1947) is an English composer and pianist who wrote Virages - Region One for cello and orchestra in 1978. This has been recorded on LP by Rohan de Saram for Unicorn Records and may be heard on YouTube.

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.

Zakarian, Suren (1956-2021) was an Armenian composer who wrote Monograph for cello and chamber orchestra in 1994. This has been recorded by Alexander Chaushian for BIS and may be heard on YouTube.

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.

Zanella, Amilcare (1873-1949) was an Italian composer and pianist who wrote a Romanza for cello and orchestra.

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

Żeleński, Władysław (1837-1921) was a Polish composer, pianist and organist who wrote a Romance for cello and orchestra in 1885. This may be heard on YouTube played by Marcel Markowski.

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.

Zich, Jaroslav (1912-2001) was a Czech composer who wrote a Rhapsody for cello and orchestra in 1955. This was recorded on LP by Miloš Sádlo for Panton and may be heard on YouTube. It has also been recorded on CD by Michal Kańka for Radio Servis.

Zilcher, Hermann (1881-1948) was a German composer who wrote two pieces for cello and small orchestra: Konzertstück in einem Satz (1904) and Variations on a theme of Mozart (1941).

Zukerwar, Haim David (1956-2009) was a Uruguayan rabbi and composer who wrote Los diez Cánticos del Rey David for cello and orchestra.

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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