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Solo Cello Repertoire


Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A[edit]

  • 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)
  • Georges Aperghis
    • Quatres Récitations for solo cello (17 min) (1980)
    • Sonate for solo cello (12 min) ( 1994)
  • Gilbert Amy
    • Quasi Scherzando for Cello solo
  • Georgi Arnaoudov
    • Kells for solo cello (8 min) (1999)
  • Violet Archer
    • Improvisation for Solo Cello (1983)
  • Malcolm Arnold
    • Fantasy for Cello (1987)

B[edit]

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    • Cello Suites (Bach)|Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello (ca. 1720)
    • Sonatas and partitas for solo violin#Transcriptions and orchestrations|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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Yaruch Bann
    • From ages blanks
  • 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 (5 min) (1997)
  • Carmen Petra Basacopol
    • Suite for Violoncello solo Op. 48 No. 3 (1983)
  • Arnold Bax
    • Rhapsodic Ballad (1939) ([1])
  • 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) ([2])
    • 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) ([3])
  • 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
  • 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) ([4])
  • Garrett Brynes
    • Sonata for solo cello (scordatura: IV = B; III = F) (7 min) (1993)
    • Sprocket! for cello solo (7 min) (2006)
  • Sylvano Bussotti
    • Deborah Parker for cello solo (1987)
    • Variazione for violoncello solo

C[edit]

  • John Cage
    • One8, for Cello Solo ([5]) (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 (primired 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[edit]

  • 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
  • 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
  • David Diamond
    • Sonata for Violoncello Alone (1959)
  • Igor Dibák (1947)
    • Arietta for violoncello solo
  • Paul-Heinz Dittrich
    • Cello Einsatz for cello solo (1975)
  • Friedhelm Dohl
    • Fantasie - Kadenz for Violoncello solo [6]
  • 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[edit]

  • 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)
  • Pozzi Escot
    • Sonata for Solo Cello (7 min) (2002)

F[edit]

  • Markus Faderudd
    • Ingrepp 2 for solo cello (1992)
  • Veronika Faglicová (1992)
    • Variations for cello solo (2011)
  • 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)
  • 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[edit]

  • 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)
  • Detlev Glanert
    • Fünf Wüstenlieder (five Desert Songs) for solo cello (7 min) (1999)
  • Gerald Glynn
    • Changes for Cello (1975)
  • Vladimír Godár (1956)
    • Passacaglia for cello solo g minor
  • 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[edit]

  • 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. Gaspar 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)
  • 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

I[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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) ([7])
  • 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 (1939)
  • Hanna Kulenty
    • Still Life with a Cello for cello solo (1998)

L[edit]

  • 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)
  • Yuriy Leonovich
    • Fantasie-Impromptu, Op.58 (2004)
  • 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[edit]

  • 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 musicial 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[edit]

  • 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)
  • Lior Navok
    • Fantasy for Cello solo (5 min) (1998)

O[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • Niccolò Paganini
    • 24 caprices for cello solo (Arranged by Luigi Silva) [8]
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
    • 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)
  • 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[edit]

  • 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)

S[edit]

  • 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 unaccompanied 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)
  • 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 unaccompanied cello (1988)

T[edit]

  • 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)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 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[edit]

  • Chinary Ung
    • Kshe Buon for solo cello (1981)

V[edit]

  • 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) ([9])
  • 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[edit]

  • 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) Sikorski Edition
  • Egon Wellesz
    • Cello Sonata op. 31 (1920)
    • Suite for Cello Solo op. 39 (1924) ([10])
  • 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[edit]

  • Iannis Xenakis
    • Kottos (1977)
    • Nomos alpha (1966)

Y[edit]

  • 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 (1993)
  • Eugène Ysaÿe
    • Cello Sonata op. 28 (1924)
  • Isang Yun
    • Glissées for Cello Solo (1970)
    • Seven Etudes for Cello Solo (1993)

Z[edit]

  • 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)