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Timeline of cello concertos written during the period 1971-1980

Date Recorded Unrecorded
1971 Baltin, Chihara, Escudero, Hirose, Knipper 2, Sutermeister 2 Logar, Rääts 2
1972 Denisov, Gubaidulina 1, Matěj, Penderecki 1, Perrin, Rekašius, Rota 1, Soukup Bashmakov, Dragatakis, Imbrie 1, Martino
1973 Adam, Hristoskov 1, Khudoyan 2, Klova 2, Nosyrev, Páleníček, Rota 2, Smolsky Cooke, Eckerberg, Firsova 1, Klebanov 2, Routh, Schuback, Tsintsadze 3
1974 Gregor , Holmboe, Kupferman 2, Miyoshi, Perkowski, Ramovš, Spassov 1, Standford, Sturzenegger 4 Aarne 1, Bentzon 2, Geissler, Halffter 1, Mannino 1, Nasidze, C.Schmidt, A.Tchaikovsky
1975 Baker 1, Chávez, Dittrich, Erb, Hřjsgaard, Matthus, Wuorinen 2, Yagling 1 Asturias, Brott, Chalaev 2, Diethelm 2, Hessenberg, Mamiya, Meriläinen, Moss 1, Pekov 1, Thorne 1
1976 Hvoslef 1, Kochan 2, Mansurian 1, Marco, Motte, Ohana 1, Sallinen, Standford/McKuen, Yun Cooper, Korchmar, Kyurkchiyski
1977 Benguerel, Doráti, Flury, Magin, Tichý ApIvor, Bruns 2, Ivanov, Mannino 3, Očenáš 2, Osborne, Rääts 3, Ribáry 2, Sagaev 1, Sargsyan 1, Taktakishvili 2, Vuataz
1978 Mansurian 2, Medek 1, Novák, Wellejus Bergman 1, Ellis, Stendel
1979 Carlson 1, Crosse, Kostiainen, Kurbanklycheva, Obradović, Schiffman, Sommer, Wernick 1 W.Hofmann 1, Mitzev, Sargsyan 2
1980 Ambrosius 3, Ginastera 2, Gulda, Kholminov 1, Ledenev, Nordgren 1 Aarne 2, Börtz, Gotkovsky, Kalloś 2, Khromushin, Tarnopolsky

During the period 1971-1980 a total of 129 cello concertos were identified, of which 71 (55%) have been recorded and 58 appear to be unrecorded. Those in the latter category that seem to me to be particularly in need of recording are the works of Cooke and Routh, and the second concerto of Bentzon (whose first and third concertos have been recorded). I have already recommended both Ginastera’s concertos as they are coupled together (see 1961-1970 timeline).

Recommendations
 
Doráti A characterful work in an expressive performance from Raphael Wallfisch.

Erb A quite haunting work that opens with orchestral violence but has a much more lyrical solo part. Lynn Harrell makes the most of it.

Gulda For this jazzy five-movement work with wind band accompaniment, Gautier Capuçon’s recording from the 2006 Lugano Festival is irresistible.

Holmboe It is a pity that Nielsen didn’t write a cello concerto but another great Danish composer left a work of substance in a single span, and it has been recorded by the great Danish cellist Erling Blöndal Bengtsson.

Knipper His Concerto-Poem is expressive, almost improvisatory and Natalia Shakhovskaya is a fine soloist.

Medek A substantial four-movement concerto that is a slow-burner and has divided critical opinion. But, at times, I found Guido Schiefen’s live performance quite mesmeric.
 
Nordgren Marko Ylönen’s recording of a work consisting of two brief Preludes followed by an extended Hymn is compelling.
 
Rota Both his cello concertos are fine works and I particularly like the second concerto as recorded by Silvia Chiesa.
 
Sallinen Perhaps the standout work of the period. A choice of recordings is available with Arto Noras an ideal champion for it.
 
Standford This three-movement work goes slow-fast-slow and the dedicatee Raphael Wallfisch’s rendition is gripping.

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