Cello Music Recordings

The violoncello (or cello) is an instrument from the violin family. It has four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It became popular in the first decades of the 18th century, eventually replacing the bass violin and other mid-sized similar bowed chordophones. Nowadays the can be found in orchestras or a solo instrument, and less frequently in some modern ensembles, including rock bands. Music for the cello is usually written in the bass clef, but both tenor and treble clefs are used for high passages.

Title Composer Form Period Ratings
École du violoncelle, Opp.19-21, 34 Jacques Offenbach Books Romantic
11 Caprices for Cello Joseph Dall'Abaco Caprice Baroque
Caprice no. 9 in D, from Op. 25 Carlo Alfredo Piatti Caprice Romantic
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 Edward Elgar Concerto Early 20th Century
Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1 Franz Joseph Haydn Concerto Classical
Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Baroque
3 Fantasy Pieces for String Quartet Percy Hilder Miles Fantasy Early 20th Century
Élégie, Op. 24 Gabriel Fauré Funeral Music Romantic
Violin Partita no. 2, BWV 1004 (Cello arrangement) Johann Sebastian Bach Partita Baroque
Hymnus for 12 Cellos, Op.57 Julius Klengel Piece Romantic
6 String Quartets Charles Wesley Quartet Classical
String Quartet in G major Philip Cipriani Hambly Potter Quartet Romantic
String Quartet no. 1, Op. 46 Swan Hennessy Quartet Early 20th Century
String Quartet No.2, Op.11 Richard von Perger Quartet Romantic
String Quartet No.2, Op.21 Karl Nawrátil Quartet Romantic
String Quartet No.4, Op.44 No.2 Felix Mendelssohn Quartet Romantic
String Quartet No.16 in E-flat major, K.428/421b Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quartet Classical
String Quartet, Op. 46 Friedrich Hegar Quartet Romantic
String Quartet, Op.6 Joachim Neergaard Quartet Romantic
String Quartet, Op.10 Ottokar Nováček Quartet Romantic