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Appendix 1: Works for multiple solo cellos and orchestra/ensemble
(compiled by Renate Dehmer)

This page contains entries for 93 composers of works for multiple cellos and orchestra/ensemble. Most of these are concertos, as that was the primary focus of the searches performed. Nineteen (20%) of the works have been recorded. Forty of these composers also wrote at least one concerto for single cello and orchestra - they have links in the name to their entry in main alphabetical section. For composers listed here who did not write a single cello concerto, any other work(s) they wrote for cello and orchestra (see for example Janssen) are mentioned here rather than in Appendix 2.

Sixty-nine of the works are for two cellos, nine for three cellos, seven for four cellos, two for five cellos, one for six cellos, three for eight cellos and two for twelve cellos. They are listed within these categories below.

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Two cellos:

Aho, Kalevi wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 2003 which can be heard on YouTube performed by Seeli Toivio and Sarah Dupriez.
Angerer, Paul (1927-2017) was an Austrian composer, conductor and violist who wrote Conférence entre deux violoncelles with chamber orchestra accompaniment in 1956.
Arnaoudov, Gheorghi (b.1957) is a Bulgarian composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and chamber orchestra called Antiphona dulcis armonia in 2017. The premiere can be heard on YouTube played by Lilyana Kehayova and Lilia Schulz-Bayrova.
Bresgen, Cesar wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 1979.
Brown, Stephen (b.1948) is an English-born Canadian composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and string orchestra subtitled The Big Twin in 2016. This can be heard and the score followed on YouTube in what seems to be a digitally-created performance.
Cervo, Dimitri (b.1968) is a Brazilian composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and string orchestra in 2013 which was the 7th work in his Brazil 2010 series.
Charlton, Alan (1970-2018) was an English composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 1996.
Constantinides, Dinos wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra (see page 16) in 1999. The first movement can be heard on YouTube played by Isaac Casal and Paul Christopher.
Dale Roberts, Jeremy (1934-2017) was an English composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and fifteen strings subtitled Deathwatch in 1974.
Demenga, Thomas (b.1954) is a Swiss cellist and composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra called Relations in 2007.
Eichberg, Sřren Nils wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra called House of Mirrors in 2010. This can be heard on YouTube (in two parts) played by Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and Jens Peter Maintz.
Fedele, Ivan wrote Dioscuri for two cellos and orchestra in 1997 which was an elaboration of his first cello concerto from 1996.
Firsova, Alissa (b.1986) is a Russian-British composer (and daughter of Elena Firsova and Dmitri Smirnov) who wrote Le soleil de Conques for two cellos and string orchestra which was premiered in 2015.
Galante, Carlo wrote Le porte del sogno (The doors of the dream), a piccolo concerto for two cellos and string orchestra which was premiered in 2010.
Gerigk, Martin (b.1972) is a German composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 2003.
Ghedini, Giorgio Federico (1892-1965) was an Italian composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra called L'olmeneta (The Elm Grove) in 1951. The following year this was recorded live under the composer's baton by Benedetto Mazzacurati and Mario Gusella on LP for Colosseum, now restored on CD by Naxos. The work has since been recorded by Werner Thomas-Mifune and Antonio Meneses for Koch.
Hagstedt, Fredrik (b.1975) is a Swedish composer who wrote Patience No.3 for two cellos and string orchestra in 2005.
Harnik, Jonathan is a composer who studied in Montreal, and is now based in Israel, who wrote a concerto for two cellos and string orchestra called Beyond. A performance of this from 2013 by Olga Mizyuk and Dmitry Babich can be heard on SoundCloud.
Howard, Brian (b.1951) is an Australian composer who wrote Nocturnes for the King of Naples for two cellos and orchestra in 2011.
Jabłoński, Henryk Hubertus wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 1974.
Janmohammadi, Nima (b.1984) is an Iranian composer who wrote We ran into a shelter filled with tears and sounds I had hidden for two cellos and ensemble in 2018. This can be heard on SoundCloud played by Joshua Gordon and Christopher Gross.
Janssen, Guus (b.1951) is a Dutch composer and harpsichordist who wrote Belvédčre for two cellos and orchestra in 2007. He also wrote Out of Step for cello and ensemble in 2016.
Keuris, Tristan (1946-1996) was a Dutch composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 1992 which has been recorded by Ralph Kirshbaum and Gregor Horsch for Quattro. This can be heard on YouTube.
Klengel, Julius wrote a concerto for two cellos which was premiered in 1907. This has been recorded by Xenia Jankovic and Christoph Richter for cpo.
Koehne, Graeme (b.1956) is an Australian composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra called Sleep of Reason in 2008.
Kőrvits, Tőnu (b.1969) is an Estonian composer who wrote Helios Helios for two cellos and orchestra in 2008.
Kraft, Antonín wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra which can be heard on YouTube played by Dmitri Ganenko and Anton Gakkel, although its provenance has been disputed.
Kulenty, Hanna (b.1961) is a Polish composer who wrote DoubleCelloConcerto for two cellos and symphony orchestra in 2018. This can be heard on YouTube performed by Magdalena Bojanowicz and Bartosz Koziak. She also wrote Sinequan Forte A for solo amplified cello with delay and orchestra in 1994.
Laurance, Bill (b.1981) is an English composer, musician and producer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra which was premiered in 2020.
Liljeholm, Thomas (b.1944) is a Swedish composer who wrote Merging for two cellos and string orchestra in 2007.
Magrill, Samuel (b.1952) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and string orchestra in 2001. This has been recorded by Tess Remy-Schumacher and Kirsten Fedje Underwood for Xolo.
Mahle, Ernst wrote a concerto for two cellos and string orchestra in 2020.
Mainardi, Enrico wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 1969.
Malcys, Arvydas wrote a concerto grosso for two cellos and string orchestra in 2013.
Marinescu, Ovidiu (b.1965) is a Romanian cellist and composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 2021.
Meijering, Chiel wrote The Arco Arena, a concerto for two cellos and ensemble in 2010. This can be heard on YouTube played by Anssi Karttunen and Doris Hochscheid.
Mendelsohn, Alfred wrote a concerto for two cellos in 1962.
Moór, Emánuel wrote a double cello concerto in four movements in 1907. This has been recorded by Péter and Ildikó Szabó for Hungaroton, Qin Li-Wei and Sebastian Comberti for Cello Classics and Sebastian Hess and David Stromberg for Oehms.
Morlock, Jocelyn wrote a double cello concerto with string orchestra called Aeromancy in 2011 which has been recorded by Ariel Barnes and Joseph Elworthy for Centrediscs.
Moss, Piotr wrote Passions, a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 2009.
Müller, Fabian wrote a concerto for two cellos called Dialogues Cellestes in 2009 that has been recorded by Pi-Chin Chien and Antonio Meneses for ARS.
Nagel, Jody (1960-2021) was an American composer who wrote A Ride Through the Nebula for two cellos and string orchestra in 2006.
Nez, Ketty (b.1965) is a Macedonian-born American composer and pianist who wrote a duo concertante for two cellos and chamber orchestra called beyond release in 2007. This has been recorded by Anthony Arnone and Hanna Holman for Albany.
Ott, David (b.1947) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 1987. This has been recorded by Daniel and Wolfgang Laufer for Koss Classics.
Peçi, Aleksandër wrote a double cello concerto (his third concerto) that can be heard on YouTube, performed by Astrit Selita and Joel Blido.
Reicha, Anton wrote a sinfonia concertante for two cellos and orchestra in 1805. This has been recorded by Bruno Delepelaire and Stephan Koncz for Sony.
Reverdy, Michčle (b.1943) is a French composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and chamber orchestra subtitled Les Gémeaux in 1993.
Riddell, Gregor (b.1985) is an English cellist and composer based in Norway who wrote a double cello concerto subtitled Sin Aliento which he premiered together with Torun Stavseng and the Bolivia Classica Chamber Orchestra in 2013.
Riley, Colin (b.1963) is an English composer who wrote a double cello concerto called Warp and Weft in 2017.
Ripper, Joăo Guilherme (b.1959) is a Brazilian composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra called Duplum in 2017. This can be heard on YouTube played by Duo Santoro. He also wrote Sea Song for cello and string orchestra in 2019.
Romberg, Bernhard wrote a concertino for two cellos and orchestra around 1840. This has been recorded by Bruno Delepelaire and Stephan Koncz for Sony.
Rowe, Rebecca (b.1970) is a British composer who wrote a double cello concerto called Lightlines in 1993.
Ruoff, Axel (b.1957) is a German composer who wrote Im Dunkeln singen (Singing in darkness), funeral music for two cellos and string orchestra in 1994.
Sabbato, Sérgio Di (b.1955) is a Brazilian composer and cellist who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 1997.
Schneider, Enjott wrote Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, a concerto for two cellos and string orchestra in 2013. This has been recorded by Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and Jens Peter Maintz for Wergo.
Shapey, Ralph (1921-2002) was an American composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 2000 (see Box 113 Folder 1).
Slatkin, Leonard (b.1944) is an American conductor and composer who wrote Dialogue for two cellos and orchestra which was premiered by his mother Eleanor and brother Fred under the composer's baton in 1975.
Sollima, Giovanni wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra called Antidotum Tarantulae XXI which he premiered with Yo-Yo Ma in 2014. A later performance by the composer and Boris Andrianov can be heard on YouTube.
Sydor, Paweł (b.1970) is a Polish composer who wrote Szalom for two cellos and string orchestra in 2013. He also wrote two works for cello and string orchestra: Meditacje and Lamento, both in 2001.
Tally, Mirjam (b.1976) is an Estonian composer who wrote Winter Island for two cellos and string orchestra in 2012. The work was originally written for viola, cello and strings and only the original version appears to have been recorded.
Thoresen, Lasse wrote Illuminations, a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 1990. This has been recorded by Aage Kvalbein and Liv Opdal Eggestad for Aurora.
Todorov, Liuben (1905-1987) was a Bulgarian composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 1964.
Tortelier, Paul wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 1950. He can be heard playing the work with his wife Maud via the above link. She later recorded the work with Arto Noras for Chandos and this can be heard on Open Spotify.
Vieru, Anatol wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 1992 that can be heard on YouTube played by Marin Cazacu & Mirel Iancovici.
Vivaldi, Antonio wrote a concerto for two cellos RV531 which has been recorded many times. A recording by the Lloyd Webbers features five other concertos by the composer arranged by Julian Lloyd Webber for two cellos.
Winkelman, Helena wrote Baumgespräch (Tree talk) for two cellos and chamber orchestra in 2011.
Zaimov, Velislav (b.1951) is a Bulgarian composer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra (see page 37) in 1999. This can be heard on YouTube played by Vladimir Popov and Dimitar Tenchev.
Zalba, Martin (b.1958) is a Spanish composer and photographer who wrote a concerto for two cellos and orchestra in 2005. The first two movements can be heard on SoundCloud in a digitally-created orchestral version or a performance of a piano reduction played by David Johnstone and François Monciero.
Zeljenka, Ilja wrote a concerto for two cellos and string orchestra in 1994. This can be heard on YouTube played by Mark Varshavsky and Christine Lacoste.

Three cellos:

Albright, Janet (b.1933) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for three cellos and orchestra (see page 6) in 2010.
Balada, Leonardo wrote a concerto for three cellos in 2006 which has been recorded by Hans-Jakob Eschenburg, Michael Sanderling and Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, and is known as A German concerto.
Berger, Jonathan (b.1954) is an American composer who wrote The fires of the night for three cellos and orchestra in 1982.
Calabro, Louis (1926-1991) was an Italian-American composer who wrote a concerto for three cellos and orchestra in 1971.
Ho, Vincent wrote Three Warriors, a concerto for cello trio and string orchestra for Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Denise Djokic, and Paul Marleyn in 2014. This can be heard on SoundCloud, presumably played by the dedicatees.
Penderecki, Krzysztof wrote a concerto grosso (No.1) for three cellos and orchestra in 2000. This has been recorded by Ivan Monighetti, Arto Noras and Rafał Kwiatkowski for Naxos.
Popper, David wrote a Requiem for three cellos and orchestra in 1892. This has been recorded by Maria Kliegel, Caroline Stinson and Johann Ludwig for Naxos.
Williencourt, Dominique de wrote Xer Xčs for three cellos and string orchestra which was premiered in 2008.
Zahaikevych, Alla wrote Cantos: Island for three cellos and fifteen strings in 2010.

Four cellos:

Darcy, Robert (1910-1967) was a French-born Belgian cellist and composer who wrote a concerto for four cellos and wind orchestra in 1936.
Meyer, Krzysztof wrote Caro Luigi for four cellos and string orchestra in 1989.
Nichifor, Șerban (b.1954) is a Romanian composer and cellist who wrote Turkish Bolero for four cellos and orchestra in 2002. This can be heard on YouTube played by the Cellissimo quartet. He also wrote Un certain instant for cello and orchestra in 2001, and his symphony No.7 Cello Memoirs from 2003 is scored for solo cello and strings.
Peck, Russell (1945-2009) was an American composer who wrote a concerto for cello quartet and orchestra called Voice of the Wood in 1999 which can be heard on YouTube. The cellists are uncredited.
Toister, Doron (b.1957) is an Israeli cellist and composer who wrote a concerto for cello quartet and orchestra in 2015 which can be heard on YouTube played by the Rastrelli Cello Quartet.
Vereno, Klemens wrote a concerto for four cellos and chamber ensemble in 1978.
Waggoner, Andrew (b.1960) is an American composer who wrote a concerto for four cellos and orchestra called Stretched on the Beauty in 2007. Part of the work can be heard on SoundCloud played by Julie Albers, Laura Bontrager, Maureen McDermott, and Caroline Stinson. He also wrote The Mountain Remains for cello, strings, percussion and piano in 2005.

Five cellos:

Górecki, Mikołai Piotr (b.1971) is a Polish composer (and son of Henryk Górecki) who wrote a sinfonia concertante for five cellos and orchestra in 2019. His compositions also include an Elegy for cello and string orchestra (2014) and Zaćmienie czasu (Eclipse of Time) for cello and orchestra (2018).
Mellan, Thomas (b.1995) is a French-born composer, organist and pianist based in the United States who wrote a concerto for five cellos and orchestra called ... on transcendence ... which was premiered in 2016. This can be heard on YouTube played by the Sakura cello quintet.

Six cellos:

Desenne, Paul wrote Dragoncello for six cellos and string orchestra in 2008, the premiere of which can be heard via the above link.

Eight cellos:

Lazkano, Roman (b.1968) is a French-Spanish Basque composer who wrote Hauskor for eight cellos and orchestra in 2006 which has been recorded by Cello Octet Amsterdam for Kairos.
Touchi, Michael (b.1964) is an American composer who wrote Tiento for eight cellos and string orchestra which was premiered in 2012.
Verhaar, Ary (1900-1994) was a Dutch composer who wrote a concerto for eight cellos and symphony orchestra in 1953.

Twelve cellos:

Degen, Helmut wrote a concerto for twelve cellos in 1982. It has has not been possible to establish whether or not this work has an orchestral accompaniment.
Tan Dun wrote Four Secret Roads of Marco Polo for twelve solo cellos and orchestra in 2004.


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