List of solo cello pieces

List of solo cello pieces

This is a compilation of major pieces for solo cello. See also the entries on cello and the list of compositions for cello and orchestra and List of compositions for cello and piano.

Ordering is by surname of composer.

A

*Joseph Marie Clément Ferdinand Dall’Abaco
**"(11) Caprices" for Violoncello solo
*Samuel Adler
**Sonata for unaccompanied cello (1965)
*Kalevi Aho
**"Solo IV" for Violoncello solo (10 min.) (1997)
*Hugh Aitken
**"For the Cello" (1980)
*Franghis Ali-Zadeh
**"Ask Havasi" for violoncello solo (part of the cycle "Silk Road") (dedicated to Ivan Monighetti) (10 min) (1998)
**"Oyan" for violoncello (dedicated to Rostropovich) (8 min) (2005)
*Maarten Altena
**"Figura" for cello solo (1993)
*Stoyan Angelov
**"Phrygian Fantasy" for solo cello (2007)
*Giovanni Battista Degl' Antonii (ca. 1610-1698)
**Twelve "Ricercate sopra il violoncello" Op. 1 (1687)lardi da lardi da
*Georges Aperghis
**"Quatres Récitations" for solo cello (17 min) (1980)
**"Sonate" for solo cello (12 min) ( 1994)
*Gilbert Amy
**"Quasi Scherzando" for Cello solo
*Tanya Anisimova
**"Sufi Suite" for solo cello
**"Song on Mt. San Angelo" for solo cello
*Georgi Arnaoudov
**"Kells" for solo cello (8 min) (1999)
*Violet Archer
**"Improvisation" for Solo Cello (1983)
*Malcolm Arnold
** "Fantasy for Cello" (1987)
* Lera Auerbach
** Sonata for cello opus 72 (2003) (12 min)

B

*Johann Sebastian Bach
**Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello (ca. 1720)
**The Sonata and partitas for solo cello (originally for solo violin)
**"Chaconne" (from Partita No. 2 for cello solo, BWV 1004) (original is for violin solo)
*Holmer Becker
**Sonata for Cello solo (2005)
*Nicolas Bacri
**"Suite for cello solo", Op. 31 No. 1 "Preludio e metamorfosi" (1987-94)
**"Suite for cello solo", Op. 31 No. 2 " Tragica" (1991-93)
**"Suite for cello solo", Op. 31 No. 3 "Vita et Mors" (1991-93)
**"Suite for cello solo", Op. 50 No. 4 (1994-96) (Written for Emmanuelle Bertrand)
*Roumen Balyosov
**"Welcome XX Century" for solo cello (2000)
**"Suite No. 5 for solo cello", Op. 70b "Sonata variata" (2000-2001) (dedicated to Clémentine Meyer) (ed Peer Music)
**"Suite No. 6 for cello solo Op. 88" (2004) (ed. Le Chant du Monde)
*Henk Badings
**"Sonata No. 2"
*David N. Baker
** Sonata for Solo Cello (1990)
*Rumen Balyozov
**"Rhapsodic Improvisation for cello No. 1" (4 min) (1971)
**"Rhapsodic Improvisation for cello No. 2" (5 min) (1979)
*Don Banks
** "Sequence" for Solo Cello (1967)
*Granville Bantock
** "Sonata in G minor" for solo cello (1924)
*George Barati
**"Piece" for solo cello (1948)
**"Triple Exposure" for unaccompanied cello (1967)
*Rami Bar-Niv
**"Improvisation" for cello solo
*Carmen Petra Basacopol
**"Suite for Violoncello solo" Op. 48 No. 3 (1983)
*Arnold Bax
**"Rhapsodic Ballad" (1939) ( [http://www.davidparlett.co.uk/bax/] )

*Conrad Beck
**"Epigrams for cello solo", ( for Paul Sacher)

*Elizabeth Bell
**"Soliloquy" for Solo Cello (1980)
*Paul Ben-Haim
**"Music for Violoncello Solo" (9 min) (1974)
*Richard Rodney Bennett
**Partita for solo cello (10 min) (2001)
**Sonata for solo cello
**"Scena II" for solo cello (10 min) (1973)
*Niels Viggo Bentzon
**"Sonata" for cello solo Op. 110 (19 min) (1956)
**Variations for Cello solo on "The Volga Boatmen", Op. 354 (21 min) (1974)
**"16 Etudes" for solo cello Op. 464 (18 min) (1984)
**Sonata Op. 110
*Esteban Benzecry
**Suite "Prisme du Sud" (1970)
*Michael Berkeley
**"Iberian Notebook" Suite for solo cello (15 min) (1980)
*Luciano Berio
**"Les mots sont allés" (1978) (for Paul Sacher) ( [http://composers21.com/compdocs/beriol.htm] )
**"Sequenza XIV" for solo cello (12 min) (2002)
**"Sequenza VIb" for solo cello (16 min) (1981)
**"Chanson pour Pierre Boulez" (Song for P. Boulez) for solo cello (3 min) (2000)
*Gunther Bialas
**"Romanze" for solo cello (for Hoelscher) (1987)
*Marshall Bialosky
**"Fantasy" for solo cello (1974)
*Jörg Birkenkötter
**"Solo" for cello (1986)
*Marc Bleuse
**"Soleil blanc" for cello solo
*Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
**"Suites 1–3 for solo cello" (1956–7) (written for Zara Nelsova) ( [http://www.emmanuelle-bertrand.com/presse/fanfare0406-07.shtml] )
**"Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hebraique" (hear recording by Veronika Blinder)
*Robert Paul Block
**"Fantasy for Cello Solo (1973)
*Karl Boelter
**"Of Two Minds" for unaccompanied cello (6 min) (1978)
*William Bolcom
**"Suite in c minor" for solo cello (17 min) (1994)
*Ennio Bolognini
**"Adagio an Allegro" for solo cello
**"Fiesta Baska - Lamada Montanesa" for solo cello
**"Seranata de Bolonini" for solo cello
**"Seranata del Eco" for solo cello
**"Serenata Del Gaucho" for solo cello
**"Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Purcell"
**"Cello's Prayer"
*Benjamin Boone
**"Buffing the Gut: A Jazz Etude for Cello Solo"
* Sergei Bortkiewicz
** Suite for cello solo Op. 41
*Hans Bottermund - Janos Starker
**"Variations on a Theme by Paganini" for unaccompanied cello)
*Reiner Bredemeyer (1929-1995)
**"Solo 1" for cello solo (1973)
**"Solo 6" for cello solo (written for H.J. Scheitzbach) (1980)
*Alvin Brehm
**"Variations for Cello Alone"
*Benjamin Britten
** Cello Suites (Britten):: Suite for Cello solo no 1, Op. 72 (1964):: Suite for Cello solo no 2, Op. 80 (1967):: Suite for Cello solo no 3, Op. 87 (1972)
**"Tema "Sacher," for solo cello" (for Paul Sacher)
*Gregory Brown
**"Suite" for solo cello
*Leo Brouwer
**"Sonata for Solo Cello" (1960) ( [http://www.musicroom.com/se/ID_No/080324/details.html?kbid=1070] )
*Garrett Brynes
**"Sonata for solo cello" (scordatura: IV = B; III = F) (7 min) (1993)
**"Sprocket!" for cello solo (7 min) (2006)
*Mikhail Bukinik
**"4 Concert Etudes for Cello Solo" (No.4 in f minor)
*Sylvano Bussotti
**"Deborah Parker" for cello solo (1987)
**"Variazione" for violoncello solo

C

*John Cage
**"One8, for Cello Solo" ( [http://www.johncage.info/workscage/one8.html] ) (1991)
**"59 1/2 Seconds " for solo cello (1953)
**"Atlas Eclipticallis" for solo cello (1961)
**"Variations I" (1958)
**"Etudes Boreales" for cello solo (1978)
*Elliott Carter
**"Figment", for solo cello (5 min) (1994)
**"Figment No. 2, Remembering Mr. Ives", for cello solo (2001)
*Gaspar Cassadó
**"Suite for Solo Cello"
*Nicholas Chase
**"Underneath My Skin" for solo cello (2002)
*Frederic Chopin
**"Etude in Ab Major Op. 25 No. 1 for cello solo (trans. Cassado)
*Dimiter Christoff
**"Reflections of a lonely cello" (2000)
*Nigel Clarke
**"Spectroscope" for solo cello (1987)
*William Coble
**Sonata for solo cello (1980)
*Armand Coeck
**"Madreselva" (Mother of the Forest) (1999)
*Michael Colgrass
**"Wolf" for solo cello (18 min) (1975)
*Giuseppe Colombi (1635-1694)
**"Chiacona a Basso Solo" for solo cello (1670)
**"Toccata da Violone Solo" (Toccata for solo cello) (1670)
*John Corigliano
**"Fancy on a Bach air" for violoncello solo (premiered by Yo-Yo Ma ) (1997)
*Henry Dixon Cowell
**"For Unaccompanied Cello"
**"Gravely and Vigoruously" (in Memory of Kennedy) (Hymn & Fuguing Tune No. 17) for cello (1973)
*George Crumb
** "Cello Sonata" (1955)
*Miklós Csemiczky
**"One minute Short Stories" for cello solo

D

*Raffaele D'Alessandro
**"Intermezzo" for cello solo Op. 55 (8 min) (1946)
*Luigi Dallapiccola
**Adagio for Solo cello (1947)
**Ciaccona, Intermezzo e Adagio (1945) (16 min)
*Jean-Luc Darbellay
**"Solo" for cello solo (1997)
*Michael Daughterty
**"Jackie's Song" for solo cello (2000)
*Avraham Daus
**"The Twelfth Sonnet" for cello (1968)
*Johann Nepomuk David
**2 Solo Sonatas for cello
*Karl Davidov
**Cello concerto in B major
**Cello concerto in A minor
*Mario Davidovsky
**Synchronisms No. 3 (1964), for cello and electronic sound
*Robert deMaine
**"Twelve Études-Caprices" for solo cello Op. 31 (1999)
**"Unaccompanied Sonata" for cello
* Edison Denisov
**Cadenzas for two cello concertos in D major and C major by Haydn (1982)
*David Diamond
**"Sonata for Violoncello Alone" (1959)
*Paul-Heinz Dittrich
**"Cello Einsatz" for cello solo (1975)
*Friedhelm Dohl
**"Fantasie - Kadenz" for Violoncello solo
*Josef Dorfman
**"Looking at Silence" for cello (1983)
*Franco Donatoni (1927-2000)
**Lame for solo cello (1982)
*John Downey
**"Lydian Suite" for cello solo (1975)
*Zsolt Durkó
**Solo Suite No. 1 for cello (1979)
*Tomas Dusatko
**"Melos II" for solo cello
*Henri Dutilleux
**Trois Strophes sur le Nom de Sacher (1976-82) (for Paul Sacher)

E

*David Eby
**"Celtic Passage" for solo cello
*Gerald Eckert
**"Nôema" for solo cello (1992/93)
*Søren Nils Eichberg
**"Variations on a theme by Niccolo Paganini" for solo cello (2005)
*Hans Ulrich Engelmann
**"mini-music to siegfried palm" Op 38 for Violoncello solo (1970)
*Sven Einar Englund
**Suite for Solo Cello (1986)
*Gottfried von Einem
**"Music for solo cello" Op. 108 (11 min) (1996)
*Ivan Eröd
**Hommage á Beethoven Op. 24 (Rhapsodie für Violoncello soloüber Themen der Sonate Op. 102/1 von Ludwig van Beethoven) (10 min) (1977)
*Pozzi Escot
**Sonata for Solo Cello (7 min) (2002)

F

*Markus Faderudd
**"Ingrepp 2" for solo cello (1992)
* Yuri Falik
** Composition for solo cello (1979)
*Evan Fein
**"Friday Night Fortune" (2006)
*Morton Feldman
**"Projection I" for solo cello (3 min) (1950)
**"Intersection IV" for solo cello (3 min) (1953)
*David Fetherolf
**"Suite-Fantasia" for Violoncello solo (22 min)
**"Suite" for Violoncello Solo (5 min)
*Ross Lee Finney
**" Chromatic Fantasy In E" for Violoncello Solo (1957)
*Graciane Finzi
**Theme and Variations to "el cant dels ocells" (10 min)
*Elena Firsova
**"The Rest is Silence" for violoncello solo (2002)
*Luboš Fišer (1935-1999)
**"Sonata" for cello solo (1987)
*Tom Flaherty
**"Semi-Suite" for solo cello (8 min) (1990)
**"Remembrance of Things Present" (10 min) (2006)
*Marius Flothuis
**Sonata Op. 2
*Alexandra Fol
**"Almost Serial" for cello solo (1999)
*Lenka Foltynova
**"Safranbolu" for solo cello (8 min) (2003)
*Carlo Forlivesi
**"Più Mesto" for 2-bow solo cello (12 min) (2003)
*Wolfgang Fortner
**"Suite" for Violoncello solo (Schott) (for Paul Sacher)
**"Zum Spielen für den 70. Geburtstag: Theme and Variationen" for cello solo (1976)
**"Suite"
*Henning Frederichs
**"Tefilah" (after the 55th Psalm) for cello solo (1990)
*Ilse Fromm-Michaels
**Suite for Cello solo Op. 15 (Sitkorski)

G

*Domenico Gabrielli
**"Seven Ricercari" for solo cello (1689)
*Domenico Galli (1649-1697)
**"Trattenimento musicale" 12 Unaccompanied Cello Sonatas (pieces) (1691)
*Orlando Garcia
**"Crystalline Sounds of the Night" for solo cello
*Glenn Gass
**"Shojoshin-in chants" for solo cello (5 movements)
*Ada Gentile
**"Pervioloncellosolo" (for cello solo) (1996)
*Michael Gielen
**"Weitblick" Sonata for cello solo (1991)
*Alberto Ginastera (1916-83)
**"Puneña No. 2" for solo cello, Op. 45 ("Hommage à Paul Sacher")
*Maurizio Giri
**"Quaderni 3" for cello and electronics (2003)
*Detlev Glanert
**"Fünf Wüstenlieder" (five Desert Songs) for solo cello (7 min) (1999)
*Phillip Glass
**"Songs and Poems" for solo cello (in 7 movements) (2007)
*Gerald Glynn
**"Changes for Cello" (1975)
*Friedrich Goldmann
**"Cellomusik" for solo cello (12 min) (1974)
*Marin Goleminov
**Sonata for solo cello (8 min) (1969)
*Osvaldo Golijov
**"Omaramor" (1991) for solo cello
*Frederic Goossen
**"Music for cello alone" (1979)
*Leonid Grabovsky
**"Hlas I" for unaccompanied cello (1990)
*Deidre Gribbin
**"The Blue Poet" for solo cello (10 min) (2001)
*Sean Grissom
**"Japanese Suite" for solo cello (9 min)
**"Bowin' " for solo cello
*Robert Gross
**"Epode"
*Sofia Gubaidulina
**"Ten Preludes" for solo cello (1974)

H

*Alois Haba
**"Fantasy in quarter-tones" for cello solo (1924)
*Parashkev Hadzhiev
**"Haidushko Horo" for solo cello (1997)
* Daron Hagen
** "Suite for Solo Cello" (1985)
** "Higher, Louder, Faster", an editorial etude (1987)

*Cristobal Halffter
**"Variations for cello on the theme eSACHERe" (for Paul Sacher)
*Hermann Haller
**"Trois pieces pour violoncelle seul" (3 pieces for solo cello)
*Brooke Halpin
**"Serenata" for unaccompanied cello
*George Frideric Handel
**"Air and Variations "The Harmonious Blacksmith" "from Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430 arr. Cassadó
**"Passacaglia - Theme and Variations" for solo cello (arr. Zinoviy Dynov based on the Halvorsen version)
*John Harbison
** Suite for Solo Cello (8 minutes) (1994)
*Jonathan Harvey
** "Curve with Plateaux" for Helen Verney (1983)
*Joseph Haselbach
**"Abendlied" for cello solo (1994)
*Teppo Hauta-aho
**"Improvatio" for solo cello (10 min) (1971)
*Paul Hedwall
**"Three verses for unaccompanied cello" (1979)
*David Philip Hefti
** Ritus - 4 Dance Collages for Violoncello Solo (2007)
*Bernhard Heiden
**"Variations on "Lilliburlero"
*Paavo Heininen
**Cantilena I Op. 24c (7 min) (1970)
**Cantilena II Op. 26 (14 min) (1970)
*Petr Hejný (*1956)
**"Metal Sonata" for cello solo (1983)
*Hans Werner Henze
** "Capriccio" for Cello solo (for Paul Sacher) (1976/1981)
**"Serenade" for cello solo (1949)
*Jörg Herchet
**"Komposition" for Violoncello solo (1979)
*Michael Hersch
**"Sonata No. 1" for unaccompanied cello (35 min) (1994)
**"Sonata No. 2" for unaccompanied cello (40 min) (2001)
*Hans-Joachim Hespos
**"For cello solo" (1964)
*Jacques Hétu
**Variations for cello solo Op. 11b (1967)
*Volker Heyn
**"Blues in B-flat" for solo cello (1981)
*Jennifer Higdon
**"Suite for solo cello" (2002)
*Paul Hindemith
** Sonata for Cello solo, Op. 25 No. 3 (1919)
*Dorothy Hindman
**"drowningXnumbers" for solo amplified cello (15min) (1994)
*Joel Hoffman
**"Concert-Study (Fantasie)" for solo cello (10 min) (1977)
**"unaccompanied minor" for cello solo (5 min) (2007)
*York Höller
**"Sonata" for solo cello (1968)
*Heinz Holliger
**"Chaconne for cello solo" (for Paul Sacher) (1975)
**"Trema" for Violoncello solo (1981)
*Vagn Holmboe
**Solo Cello Sonata M. 241 (1968–9)
*Imogen Holst
**"Fall of the Leaf" for solo cello
*Colin Holter
**"Variations: Go Rin No Sho" for solo cello (2003)
*Alfred Holzhausen
**"NGC 7027" for solo cello (2000)
*Joaquim Homs
**"Arbres al vent" for solo cello (5 min) (1992)
**"Soliloqui num. 4" (4 min) (1994)
**"Capvespre vora el mar (4 min) (1994)
*Arthur Honegger
**"Paduana" for solo cello in G major H181 (1945)
*Gerhard Müller-Hornbach
**"An der Schwelle" for Violoncello solo (1990)
*Alan Hovhaness
**"Yakamochi" for cello solo Op. 193 (1965) (15 min)
*Petar Hristoskov
**"Fantasia" for solo cello Op. 15 (1967)
**"Ruchenitsa" for cello solo (1997)
*Klaus Huber
**"Transpositio ad Infinitum für ein virtuoses Solocello" (for Paul Sacher)
*Nicolaus A. Huber
**"Der Ausrufer steigt ins Innere" for solo cello (1984)
*Tobias Hume (1569-1645)
**"Kleine Stücke für Cello solo" (Small pieces for cello solo) Book 1 (originally for Gamba) (arranged by Sabina Lehrmann)
**(Cello solo pieces) Book 2
*Bertold Hummel (1925-2002)
**"Fantasia I in G" for Cello solo op. 77d1 (1952) [http://www.bertoldhummel.de/english/commentaries/opus_77D1.html]
**"Fantasia II in memoriam Pablo Casals" for Cello solo op. 97a (1993) [http://www.bertoldhummel.de/english/commentaries/opus_97A.html]
**"Farewell" for Cello solo (2002)) [http://www.bertoldhummel.de/english/commentaries/opus_abschied.html]

I

*Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
**"Etude-Caprice pour un tombeau de Chopin" for solo cello (1949)
**"Ghirlarzana" for solo cello (1950)
*Yoshiro Irino
**Three movements for cello solo (12 min) (1969)

J

*Laurie A. Jarski
**"Solo" for unaccompanied cello (1990)
*William Jeths
**"Bella figura" for cello solo (1959)
*Jan Jirásek (*1955)
**"Dilema" for cello solo (1987)
*Ben Johnston
**"Toccata" for Laurien Laufman (1984)

* David Johnstone
** "Fantasy on a theme of J.S.Bach" (1999)
** "Tango Concierto" (2001)
** "Virtuoso Concert Pieces for Solo Cello (15 Pieces)" rev.2006

*Betsy Jolas
**"Scion" for cello solo (1974)
**Episode cinquième for cello solo (1983)
*Andre Jolivet
**"Suite en Concert" for cello solo (1965)
*Christian Jost
**"Laulos" for solo cello (2005)
*Gordon Jacob
**"Serenade" for solo cello
**"Divertimento" for solo cello
*Karl Henrik Juusela
**Apollo and Daphne for solo cello (5 min) (1987)

K

*Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky
**"Etudes in Major and Minor" for cello solo Op. 68(1961)
*Mauricio Kagel
** "Unguis incarnatus est"
**"Siegfriedp‘ " for cello (1971)
*Istvan Kardos
**"Capriccio" for solo cello (1958)
*Tommi Kärkkäinen
** "Variations for solo cello" (1999)
*Hugo Kauder
**"Suite for unaccompanied cello" (1925
**"Second Suite for unaccompanied cello" (1924)
*Frederick Kaufman
**"Inner Sanctum" for solo cello (10 min) (1999)
*Daniel Kessner
**"11 Studies for solo violoncello (1990-91)
*Jin Hi Kim
**"Kee Maek #4" for cello solo (9 min) (1995)
*Leon Kirchner
** For Cello Solo (1986) ( [http://www.schirmer.com/Default.aspx?TabId=2420&State_2874=2&workId_2874=24930] )
*Irena Kosíková
** Stopy for Cello Solo (2005)
*Volker David Kirchner
**"Und Salomo sprach" (4 min) (and Salomo spoke) for cello solo (1987)
**"Aus dem Buch der Konige" 3 meditations for solo cello (13 min) (2000)
**"Threnos" for solo cello (written for the Feuermann Competition 2006)
*Aram Khachaturian
**Sonata-Fantasy in C major for cello solo, Opus 104 (1974)
*Adam Khudoyan
**Sonata No. 1 for solo cello (1961)
**Sonata No. 2 for solo cello (1984)
**Sonata No. 3 for solo cello (1993)
*Juliane Klein
**"Aus der Wand die Rinne 1" for cello solo (1996)
*Julius Klengel
** Suite in d-minor, op.56
** "Caprice in the Form of a Chaconne (with free use of a Theme by Robert Schumann)" Op.43
*Josef Klíč
**"V půli kopce" 13 Compositions for solo cello (2004)
*Zoltán Kodály
** Cello Solo Sonata op. 8 (1915)
** "Capriccio" for unaccompanied cello (1915)
*Nikolai Korndorf
**"Passacaglia" for solo cello (1997)
*Irena Kosíková
**"Stopy" for cello solo (2004)
*Ernst Krenek
** "Suite" for Cello Solo op. 84 (1942)
*Hanna Kulenty
**"Still Life with a Cello" for cello solo (1998)

L

* Ezra Laderman
** "Partita" for solo cello (27 min) (1972)
** "A Single Voice" for solo cello (9 min) (1995)
**"Fantasy" for solo cello (Schirmer) (15 min) (1998)
**"A Single Line" for solo cello (2004)
*Fung Lam
**"Caged" for solo cello (with two bows) (2006)
*Henri Lazarof
**"Momenti" for solo cello (16 min) (1987)
*Konrad Lechner
**"Strada Senza Ritorno" for cell solo (1978)
*Benjamin Lees
**"Night Spectres" for unaccompanied cello (2000)
*Kenneth Leighton
**"Sonata for cello solo" Op. 52 (1967) (19 min)
*Troy Lennerd
**"Piece for solo violoncello" (2005)
*Tania Leon
**"4 Pieces" for solo cello (1981)
*Milcho Leviev
**"Reflected Meditation" for cello (4 min) (1980)
**"Augsburg Polka" for cello solo (4 min) (1998)
*György Ligeti
**Cello sonata for solo cello (1948-1953)
*Magnus Lindberg
**"Stroke" for solo cello (4'20) (1984)
*Vassily Lobanov
**"Fantasie" for cello solo Op. 48 (1987)
*Pietro Locatelli
**"Il Laberinto Armonico" (transcription for cello solo by Rohan de Saram) (solo cello)
*Alain Louvier
**"Raga" for voloncello solo
*Alvin Lucier
** "Indian Summer" (1993)
*Witold Lutosławski
**"Sacher Variation" (1975) (for Paul Sacher)

M

*Enrico Mainardi
**Sonata breve" for violoncello solo (Schott) (1942)
**"Sonata" for cello (1959)
*Ivo Malec
**Arco-1 (published by "Salabert") (1987)
*Michio Mamiya
**"Sonata" for violoncello solo (25 min) (1968-9)
*Tigran Manssurjan
**"Stucke" (Pieces for solo cello)::"Das Buch" (The Book)::"Capriccio" for solo cello (5 min) ::"Lamento"::"Madrigal in Memoriam Oleg Kagen"::"Suite"
*Pamela J. Marshall
**"Soliloquy" for Solo Cello
*Heinz Marti
**"Ombra" for violoncello solo (1979)
*Donald Martino
**"Parisonatina Al’Dodecafonia" for violoncello solo (1964)
*Eugen-Mihai Marton
**"Solo" for cello (1971)
*Colin Matthews
**"Palinode" for cello solo (1992)
*David Matthews
**"Fantasia" for cello Op. 8 (1971)
**"Songs and Dances of Mourning" for cello Op. 12 (1976)
**"Journeying Songs" for solo cello Op. 95 (2004)
*Jiří Matys (*1927)
**"Fantasie and Rondo" for cello solo (1982)
*Rudolf Matz
**"11 Caprices" for Unaccompanied Cello
**"Ombres et lumières" (Lights and Shadows) for solo cello
**"Suite in C major" for violoncello solo
**"Tema con Variazioni for violoncello solo"
*Toshiro Mayuzumi
**"Bunraku" for solo cello (1960)
*John McCabe
**"Partita" (1966) (12 min)
*Matthew McConnell
**Sonata for Solo Cello (2007)
*Tilo Medek
**"Schattenspiele" for cello solo (1978)
**"Eine Stele fur Bernd Alois Zimmermann" for cello solo (1976)
*Krzysztof Meyer
**"Sonata" for violoncello solo (1959)
**"Moment musical" for cello (1976)
**"Monologue" for cello solo (1990)
*Aaron Minsky
**"Ten American Cello Etudes" (1988)
**"Three Concert Etudes" for solo cello (1990)
**"Judaic Concert Suite" for solo cello (2003)
*Eric Moe (1954- )
**"The Lone Cello" (1998) for 'cello solo (11 min)
*Robert Moevs
**"Heptachronon" for solo cello (8 min) (1969)
*Roberto Molinelli
**"Crystalligence" for Violoncello solo (commissioned by Enrico Dindo) (8 min) (2005)
*Dexter Morrill
**"Fantasy" for cello solo (1995)
*Roland Moser
**"Wie ein Walzer auf Glas" for solo cello (1986)
*Robert Muczynski
**"Gallery: Suite for solo cello (on paintings of Charles Burchfield)" (1966)
*Henriette Müller
**"Fantasie" No. 1 version for solo violoncello (6 min) (2004)
*Isabel Mundry
**"Komposition" for solo cello (1992/93)
**"Komposition" for solo cello (1997)
*Igal Myrtenbaum
**"La Sefira" for cello

N

*Lior Navok
**"Fantasy" for Cello solo (5 min) (1998)
*Marc Neikrug
**"Sonata" for solo cello (1967)
*George Newson
**"Variations" for cello alone (1957)
*Maria A. Niederberger
**"Daedaleum" for solo cello (1983)
*Tokuhide Niimi
**"Ohju" for Violoncello solo (1987)
*Lazar Nikolov
**"From the Music of Orpheus II" for cello solo (2002)
*Joaquin Nin-Culmell
**"Suite" for Cello solo
*Akira Nishimura
**"Threnody" for solo cello (11 min) (1998)
*Arne Nordheim
**"Clamavi" for violoncello solo (10 min) (1980)

O

*Mark O'Connor
**"Appalachia Waltz" (composer's own transcription of original version for solo violin)
*Paul Rovsing Olsen
** Partita for solo cello Op. 75
*Matthew Owens
**"Kol Nidrei" for solo cello (10 min) (1998)
**"The Rowell Sonata" for unaccompanied cello (25 min) (1996)
*Terry Winter Owens
**"Cellestial Music, Book 1" for solo cello (2003)

P

*Niccolò Paganini
**24 caprices for cello solo (Arranged by Luigi Silva) [http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0027-4380(195309)2%3A10%3A4%3C674%3ATC%3E2.0.CO%3B2-C] ::1 in G major:: 2 in D minor:: 3 in E minor :: 4 in C minor:: 5 in A minor:: 6 in G minor :: 7 in A minor:: 8 in E flat major:: 9 in G major:: 10 in G minor :: 11 in C major:: 12 in A flat major :: 13 in B flat major:: 14 in E flat major:: 15 in D minor:: 16 in B minor:: 17 in E flat major:: 18 in C major:: 19 in E flat major:: 20 in D major:: 21 in C major:: 22 in F major:: 23 in E flat major:: 24 in A minor
*Younghi Pagh-Paan
**"AA-GA I" for solo cello (1984)
*Hilda Paredes
**"Zuhuy Kak" for solo cello (1997)
*Robert Parris
**"Fantasy and Fugue" for solo cello (10 min) (1954)
*Paul Patterson
**"Suite Op. 62" for cello solo
*Krzysztof Penderecki
**"Capriccio per Siegfried Palm", for solo cello (1968)
**"Per Slava", for solo cello (1986)
**"Divertimento", for solo cello (1994)
*George Perle
** Cello Sonata (1947)
**Hebrew Melodies, for solo cello
*Vincent Persichetti
**Solo Cello Sonata op. 54
*Gyula Petendi
**"9 Solo pieces" for solo cello
*Carlo Alfredo Piatti
**12 Caprices, Op. 25:: 1 in G minor: Allegro quasi presto:: 2 in E flat major: Andante Religioso:: 3 in B flat major: Moderato:: 4 in D minor: Allegretto:: 5 in F major: Allegro comodo:: 6 in A flat major: Adagio Largamente:: 7 in C major: Maestoso:: 8 in A minor: Moderato ma energico:: 9 in D major: Allegro:: 10 in B minor: Allegro deciso:: 11 in G major: Adagio. Allegro:: 12 in E minor: Allegretto
**Capriccio op. 22 for cello solo on the aria, cavatina, "I tuoi frequenti palpiti", from Niobe by Giovanni Pacini
*Alfred Peschek
**"Cellare" for cello solo (2005)
*Astor Piazzolla
**6 Tango Etudes For Solo Cello (arr. Karttunen)
*Simeon Pironkoff
**"Entrata e Capriccio" for solo cello (11 min) (1980)
*Wolfgang Plagge
**"Jakobsstigen", Op. 20 : Fantasy for Cello Solo (7 min) (1983)
**"Music for Violoncello Solo", Op. 54 (6 min) (1990)
*Robert H. P. Platz
**"Senko-hana-bi" (In Yoshitake's garden) for cello (1997-2000)
*Conrad Pope
**"Sonata for Violoncello alone" (12 min) (1972)
*Sergei Prokofiev
**Solo Cello Sonata op. 133 (1953) (completed by Blok in 1996)
**"March from Music for Children, Op. 65" - (ed Piatigorsky)
*Henri Pusher
**"Paganiana assisted" for solo cello (35 min) (1982)
**"Nineteenth root of eight quarters" for cello solo (15 min) (1976)
*Veli-Matti Puumala
**"Epitaph" for solo cello (1995)

R

*Shulamit Ran
**"Fantasy Variations" for cello solo (2003)
*Alexander Raskatov
**"Kyrie Eleison" for solo cello (1992)
*Einojuhani Rautavaara
**"Sonata for Cello Solo" (14 min) (1969)
*Max Reger
**Suite No 1 in G major Suites (3) for Cello solo, Op. 131c (1914)
**Suite No 2 in D minor Suites (3) for Cello solo, Op. 131c
**Suite No 3 in A minor Suites (3) for Cello solo, Op. 131c
*Aribert Reimann
**"Solo II" for solo cello (1981)
*Heiner Reitz
** "12 Caprices für Violoncello Solo" (recorded on Telos TLS 025)
*Phillip Rhodes
**"Three Pieces" for solo cello (6 min)
*Alan Ridout
**"Partita" for cello solo (1959)
*Wolfgang Rihm (*1952)
**"Grat" for Violoncello solo (1972)
*Frank la Rocca
**"Secret Thoughts" for unaccompanied cello (10 min)(1986)
*Joaquin Rodrigo
**"Como una fantasía" (8 min) (1979)
*Scott Roller
**"Mutamusic" for solo cello (1983)
*Ned Rorem
**"After Reading Shakespeare" Nine movements for cello alone (written for Sharon Robinson) (21 min) (1980)
*Hilding Rosenberg (1892 - 1985)
**Intermezzo (1974)
*Bruce Craig Roter
** Sonatine Solo Cello
*Miklos Rozsa
**"Toccata capricciosa" for solo cello op. 36 (in memory of Piatigorsky) (1979)
*Edmund Rubbra
** Improvisation, for Solo Cello Op. 124 (published in 1967)
*Peter Ruzicka
**"Sonata" for Violoncello solo Op. 9 (12 min) (1969)
**"Stille" Four Epilogues for Violoncello solo (10 min) (1976)

*Kaija Saariaho
** "Petals" (1988)
**"Près" (1992)
**"Spins & Spells for cello (1997)
** "Sept Papillons" (2000)
*Dimiter Sagaev
**"Fresco" for solo cello (2002)
**"Nocturne" fro solo cello (2001)
*Aulis Sallinen
**Elegy for Sebastian Knight for Solo Cello, Op. 10 (1964) (5')
**Sonata for Solo Cello Op. 26 (1971) (12')
*David Sampson (composer)
**"Three Arguments" for unanccompanied cello (1993)
*Marc Satterwhite
**"Witnesses of Time" (Four studies on photographs by Flor Garduño) (2003)
*Ahmed Adnan Saygun
**"Partita" for solo cello Op. 31 (1954)
*Robert Saxton
** Sonata for Solo Cello on a Theme of Sir William Walton (1999) (commissioned by Steven Isserlis
*Giacinto Scelsi
**"Triphon" (1956)
**"Trilogie" (1957/65)
** "Voyages" (1985)
** "Maknongan" (1976)
*Gerhard Schedl
**"Aus Zwei Stücke aus der Schatz-Truhe" (Written for Geringas) (3 min)
*Peter Schickele (P. D. Q. Bach)
**"Vermillion Suite" for solo cello (12 min) (1987)
**"Suite No. 1 for Cello All By Its Lonesome"
**"Suite No. 2 for Cello All By Its Lonesome"
*Harold Schiffman
**"Sonata Quasi una Fantasia" for solo violoncello (5 min) (1977)
**"Kate's Suite for Solo violoncello (7 min) (1999)
**"Suite from Wake" for solo violoncello (10 min) (2004)
*Thomas Daniel Schlee
**"Three Signs" Op. 53 for violoncello solo (2002)
*Artur Schnabel (1882-1951)
**Sonata for Solo Cello (in four movements) (25 min) (written for Piatigorsky) (1931)
*Alfred Schnittke
**"Klingende Buchstaben" (Sounding Letters) (1988)
**"Madrigal in Memoriam Oleg Kagan" (1990)
**"Improvisation" (1993)
*Franz Schubert
**"Erlkönig - Le Roi des Aulnes" ("The Erlking or Elf King") adapted (in 1890) by Bernhard Cossmann for Violoncello solo
*Gunther Schuller
**Fantasy, Opus 19 (1960)
*Salvatore Sciarrino
**"Due Studi" for cello solo (1947)
**"Ai Limiti Della Notte" for cello solo (1984)
*Francesco Scipriani (1678-1753)
**"Principij da imparare a suonare il violoncello e con 12 toccate a solo" (12 Toccaten) for cello solo (ca 1720)
*Ciro G. Scotto
**"Introspection" for solo cello (1999)
*Peter Sculthorpe
** "Requiem" for Cello Alone (1979)
**"Threnody" for solo cello (In memory of Stuart Challender) (1991)
**"Into the Dreaming" for cello alone (1993)
**"Tailitnama Song" for cello solo (1997)
*Anatolijus Senderovas
**"Cantus II" for solo cello (written for David Geringas) (8 min) (1993)
*Roger Sessions
** Six Pieces for Solo Cello (1966)
*Bright Sheng
** "Diu Diu Dong" (Seven Tunes Heard in China) (2 min) (1995)
*Rodion Shchedrin (1932- )
**"Russian Tunes (Russkie Naigryshi)" Op. 79 for cello solo (1990)
*Makoto Shinohara
**"Evolution" for cell solo (1986-90)
*Alan Shockley
**"Abschrift von unbekannter Hand" for solo violoncello (2004)
*Jean Sibelius
**Theme and Variations for Cello solo in d minor (12 min) - written in 1887, discovered in 1995.
*Paul Siskind
**"Three Epiphanies" for cello solo (12 min) (1987)
*Haskell Small
**Suite for solo Cello
*Dmitry Nikolayevich Smirnov
**"Monogram" for solo cello Op. 58A (3 min) (1990)
**"Elegy" in memory of Edison Denisov for solo cello Op. 97a (1997)
**"Family Portrait" for solo cello Op. 108 (9 min) (1998)
**"Postlude in memory of Alfred Schnittke" for solo cello Op. 112A (9 min) (2000)
**"Bagatelle" for cello solo Op. 128A (2 min) (2001)
**"Saga to S.A. Gubaidulina" for cello solo Op. 130 (7 min) (2001)
*Naresh Sohal
**"Monody" for solo cello (3 min) (1976)
**"Shades III" for cello solo
**"Shades IV" for cello solo (14 min) (1983)
*Giovanni Sollima
**"La luna" for solo cello (7 min) (1986)
**"6 Caprices" for solo cello (1987)
**"Segno" for cello solo (6 min) (1992)
**"Anno uno" for cello solo (8 min) (1993)
**"The Songlines" for solo cello (1993)
**"Lamentatio" for cello solo (5 min) (1998)
**"Pasolini fragments" for cello (5 min) (1998)
**"Alone" for solo cello (7 min) (1999)
*Øystein Sommerfeldt
**"Monologi for cello solo op. 45,(7 min)(ca. 1976)
*Elizabeth Start
**"Union" for solo cello (3 min) (2006)
*Miloš Štědroň (*1942)
**"Dances of King Lear" for cello solo (1995)
*Halsey Stevens
**"Sonata" for Solo Cello (five movements - Introduction, Ciaccona, Scherzo, Notturno, Finale) (dedicated to Gabor Rejto) (1958)
*Nikolai Stoikov"Sonata for cello solo No. 1, Op. 39 (11 min) (1993)
*Mark Summer
** "Julie-O"
*Viktor Suslin
**"Chanson contre raison" Sonata for solo cello (13 min)(1984)
**"Schatz-insel" for cello solo (3 min) (1990)
*Robert Suter
**"Elegie" for cello solo (11 min) (1969)
*Randall Svane
**"Suite No. 1" for unaccompanied cello (1979)
**"Suite No. 2" for unaccompanied cello (1982)
**"Suite No. 3" for unanccompanied cello (1988)

T

*Emil Tabakov
**"Bis" for solo cello (4 min) (1982)
*Huguety Tagell
**"Flamenco" for solo cello
*Luigi Taglietti (1668-1715)
**8 pieces for cello solo (1697)
*Dimitar Tapkoff
**Sonata for cello solo (7 min) (1978)
*Giuseppe Tartini
**"L'Arte dell'Arco" (The Art of the Bow) 50 variations on Correlli's Gavotte from op.5 no.10 for cello solo (1758) (transcribed by Paul Bazelaire)
*Hristo Tsanoff
**Seven concert etude for solo violoncello, rom the series concert etudes " Play of the mind "(2005) [http://www.tsanoff-classic.com/PlayOfTheMind/VioloncelloEtudes/ link]
*John Tavener
**"Thrinos" for cello solo (1990)
**"Chant" for cello (1995)
*Boris Tchaikovsky
**"Suite for cello solo" (in six movements) (1946)
**"Suite in five movements" for solo cello (written for Rostropovich) (1960)
*Alexander Tcherepnin
**Suite for Solo Cello op. 76 (1946)
*Georg Philipp Telemann
**"12 Fantasias" for cello solo
*James Tenney
** "Cellogram" for Joel Krosnick (1971)
*Dimitri Terzakis
**"Omega 1" for cello solo (1978)
*Augusta Read Thomas
** "Spring Song" (1995)
*Ton That Tiet
**"Bois terre" for cello solo
*Boris Tishchenko
**Sonata for Solo Cello No. 1 Op. 18 (1960)
**Sonata for Solo Cello No. 2 Op. 76 (1979)
*Ernst Toch
**"Impromptu" for cello solo in three movements Op. 90c (for Piatigorsky) (8 min) (1963)
*Paul Tortelier
**"Suite in D minor" for solo cello (1944)
*Donald Francis Tovey
**Solo Cello Sonata op. 50 in D
*Aaron Travers
**"Gertrude's Child] for violoncello solo (11 min) (2002-05)
*Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze (1925-1992)
**"Chonguri" (Tchonguri) for cello solo (written for Daniil Shafran)(1978)
**"Sonata" for cello solo (1975)
*Katsuhiro Tsubono
**Solo cello piece
*Tapio Tuomela
**"Pendulum" for solo cello (1985)

U

*Chinary Ung
**"Kshe Buon" for solo cello (1981)

V

*Fabio Vacchi
**"In alba mia,dir..." (1995)

*Moisei Vainberg see Mieczyslaw Weinberg

*Janos Vajda
**"Just for you" for Cello solo (1985)
*Pēteris Vasks
**"Gramata cellam" (Das Buch) for solo cello (1978)
*Gary Verkade
**"Specimen" for solo cello (1997)
*Sándor Veress
** Sonata for cello solo (1935) ( [http://www.veress.net/discography.html] )
*Carl Vine
**Inner World (for solo cello with CD accompaniment) (1994)
*Param Vir
**"Flame" for solo cello (12 min) (1997)
*Mihaly Virizlay
** Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello (1965)
*Giovanni Battista Vitali (1644-1692)
**"Partite per il Violone" (Partita for solo cello) (1680)
**Partita sopra diverse Sonate (14 min)
*Wladimir Vogel
**"Poeme" for violoncello solo (1974)

W

*Wolfram Wagner
**Sonata Op. 31 for violoncello solo (1990)
*Gwyneth Walker
**"In Memoriam" for cello (1980)
*William Walton
** "Passacaglia" for solo cello (written for Rostropovich)(1980)
*Meira Warshauer
**"In Memoriam September 11, 2001" for solo cello (5 min) (2001)
*Ben Weber
**"Dance for unaccompanied cello" op. 28 (1948)
**"Dance" Op. 31 for solo cello (1949)
*Mieczysław Weinberg (or Vainberg)
**Solo Cello Sonata No. 1 op. 72 (1960)
**Solo Cello Sonata No. 2 op. 86 (1965)
**Solo Cello Sonata No. 3 op. 106 (1971)
**Solo Cello Sonata No. 4 op. 140 (1986)
**"Twenty-four Preludes" Op. 100 for solo cello (1968) [http://www.sikorski.de/catalogue/composers_works_single.php?lang=en&id=221&anr=1005409 Sikorski Edition]
*Egon Wellesz
** Cello Sonata op. 31 (1920)
** Suite for Cello Solo op. 39 (1924) ( [http://claudet.club.fr/ExilVienne/Wellesz/WelleszCatalogue.html] )
*Richard Wernick
** Suite No. 1 for unaccompanied cello (2003)
** Suite No. 2 for unaccompanied cello (2007)
*Jacques Wildberger
**"Study for violoncello" solo (6 min) (1971)
**"tantôt libre, tantôt recherchée" for cello solo (7 min) (1992-3)
*David Wilde
** "The Cellist of Sarajevo" - A Lament in Rondo Form for Solo Cello, op. 12
*Adrian Williams
**Solo Cello Sonata (1976-77)
*Richard Edward Wilson
**"Lord Chesterfield to his Son" (1987)
**"Music for Solo Cello" (1971)
*Stefan Wolpe
**"Piece for Cello Alone" (1966)
*Charles Wuorinen
**"Cello Variations I" to Fred Sherry (1970)
**"Cello Variations II" (1975)
**"Cello Variations III (1997)

X

*Iannis Xenakis
** "Kottos" (1977)
** "Nomos alpha" (1966)

Y

*Victoria Yagling
**"Suite for Violoncello Solo No. 1
**"Suite for Violoncello Solo No. 2
*James Yannatos
**Sonata for solo cello (15 min)
*Yehuda Yannay
**"I can't fathom it..." for solo cello and projections (1993)
**"Tangoul Morṭii(Tango of Death)" for solo cello (1997)
*Eugène Ysaÿe
** Cello Sonata op. 28 (1924)
*Isang Yun
**"Glissées" for Cello Solo (1970)
**"Seven Etudes" for Cello Solo (1993)

Z

*Roger Zahab
**"Amnesia Kiss" for cello solo (10 min) (1995)
**"An Opening Piece" fro solo cello (2.5 min)
**"for Jim Hinkley" for solo cello (1 min) (1989)
**"reaching after" for solo cello (scordature) (9 min) (2003)
**"reMemoring Peace" for solo cello (2 min) (1989)
*Edson Zampronha
**"Toccata" for solo violoncello (4 min) (1989)
*Bernd Alois Zimmermann
** Sonata for cello solo (1959-60)
** Four short studies for cello solo (1970) ( [http://www.hbdirect.com/album_detail.php?pid=53926] )

ee also

*Compositions for solo instruments
*String Instrument Repertoire
* List of compositions for cello and piano
* List of compositions for cello and orchestra
* Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
* Triple concerto for violin, cello, and piano
* Clarinet-Cello repertoire

External links

* [http://www.karttunen.org/repertoire_solo.htm Repertoire for solo cello]
* [http://www.fennicagehrman.fi/salescat/strings.htm Finnish Composers]
* [http://www.answers.com/topic/20th-century-bulgarian-music-for-cello-solo Bulgarian Music for Cello Solo]
* [http://home.arcor.de/violoncello/reper.htm List of cello music]
* [http://www.cellos2go.com/music.php?show=unaccompanied%20cello Music for solo cello from cello2go site]


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