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Music for Cello by Women

Intermediate:

Bacewicz, Grazyna - Andante sostenuto

Clarke, Rebecca - I Bid My Heart Be Still 

Liebmann, Helene - Grande Sonata  

 

Advanced:

Alberga, Eleonore – Ride Through (solo)

Bishop, Martha – Macqam – Hijaz (solo)

Bosmans, Henriette - Impressions (3 pieces), Sonata, Concertos

Bonis, Mel - Sonata (3 mvts)

Boulanger, Nadia – Three Pieces

Clarke, Rebecca – Epilogue, Passacaglia on an Old English Tune, Viola sonata (transcr.)

Farrenc, Louise - Sonata in B-flat Major (3 mvts)

Hensel, Fanny - Two Pieces  

Jones, Alice H. - #tinyefforts2020  (4 solo pieces)

Kashperova, Leocadiya, Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2

Le Beau, Luise Adolpha - Sonata in D major (3 mvts), Four Pieces, op. 24, Five Pieces, op. 65a

Meyer, Emilie – Sonatas (12 in total, but I believe only 1 is available)

Shaw, Caroline - in manus tuas (solo cello, with singing)

Tower, Joan – Tres Lent

Weir, Judith – Unlocked (solo)

Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe - Lament

 

Professional:

Auerbach, Lera - 24 Preludes, Sonata for solo cello, La Suite dels Ocells (Hommage to Pablo Casals) 

Bacewicz, Grazyna – Polish Caprice (Kaprys polski) and Cello Concerto

Gubaidulina, Sofia - Ten Preludes

Larsen, LIbby - Scudding

Leon, Tania - Four Pieces (solo cello)

Netzel, Laura - Sonata (under pseudonym, Lago)

Pejacevic, Dora - Sonata in E minor (4 mvts)

Saariaho, Kaija - Sept Papillons (solo cello), many other solo pieces

Smyth, Ethel - Sonata in A minor (3 mvts)

Thomas, Augusta Read - Spring Song, Bells Ring Summer, Rainbow Bridge to Paradise, Rhea Enchanted, Incantation

And check out these websites devoted to women and BIPOC composers:

https://www.philomelproject.com/ 

https://www.composerdiversity.com/advocates