Concerto

A concerto is a musical composition, often in more than one movement, in which one or more solo instruments play along an orchestra (or some other comparatively big instrumental force). The etimology of the word suggests that the soloist(s) and the ensemble develop the piece by presenting contrasting episodes where they play independently, in cooperation, and in different levels of subordination. The concerto, as understood today, arose in the Baroque era with the 'concerto grosso', a musical form where a small group of players contrasted against a bigger orchestra. While the concerto grosso eventually declined, the solo concerto remains one of the most popular musical forms in Western classical music. Having successfully survived through many the periods of Western classical music history, the Concerto underwent many formal changes. It is conventional, if only as a basic definition, to say that the concerto is usually a multi movement work, of which the first movement is roughly structured around the allegro-sonata form (even if Mozart himself treated his concertos with notable freedom in terms of formal development). The second movement of a concerto, as in the sonata/symphonic tradition, is usually slow and contrasts with the first one. It can be in an abridged sonata form, a romance, a set of theme and variations, etc. The third movement will traditionally return to the home key in lively tempo, usually in the form of a dance, rondo, etc.

Composers

Accolay Jean-Baptiste Adam Carse Adolf Wiklund Alban Berg Albert Roussel Albert Becker Albert Hermann Dietrich Albert Zabel Aleksandr Glazunov Aleksandr Taneyev Alessandro Besozzi Alessandro Felici Alessandro Marcello Alessandro Maria Antonio Fridzeri Alessandro Rolla Alessandro Scarlatti Alexander Dreyschock Alexander Scriabin Alexander Villoing Alexandre Béon Alexandre Joseph Artôt Alexis de Castillon Alfredo D'Ambrosio Amy Marcy Beach Anderssen Andrea Zani Andrey Arends Antoine Bohrer Anton Arensky Anton Bernhard Fürstenau Anton Rubinstein Anton Webern Anton Wranitzky Antonín Dvořák Antonín Reichenauer Antonio Bazzini Antonio Capuzzi Antonio de Cabezón Antonio Rosetti Antonio Soler Antonio Vivaldi Antonius Johannes Bouman Arcangelo Corelli Arcangelo Crotti Arnold Schoenberg Artem Andreasyan Arthur Foote Arthur Honegger Arthur Sullivan August Enna August Wiltberger August Winding Auguste Dupont Auguste Franchomme Balthasar Villicus Béla Bartók Benedetto Marcello Bernhard Dessau Bernhard Henrik Crusell Bernhard Molique Blair Fairchild Blas María de Colomer Bohuslav Martinů Camille Saint-Saëns Capel Bond Carel Anton Fodor Carl Zulehner Carl August Cannabich Carl August Nielsen Carl Baermann Carl Czerny Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf Carl Friedrich Abel Carl Friedrich Zelter Carl Gottlieb Reissiger Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke Carl Maria von Weber Carl Nielsen Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Carl Philipp Stamitz Carlo Antonio Campioni Carlo Cecere Carlo Fiorelli Carlo Zuccari Casimir Anton Cartellieri Cecil Forsyth Cécile Chaminade Cesare Ciardi Çesk Zadeja Charles Avison Charles Dieupart Charles Villiers Stanford Charles-Auguste de Bériot Charles-Marie Widor Charles-Valentin Alkan Christian Cannabich Christian Frederik Barth Christian Ludwig Dieter Christian Wilhelm Westerhoff Christlieb Siegmund Binder Christoph Bernhard Christoph Förster Christoph Graupner Claude-Bénigne Balbastre Daniel François Esprit Auber Daniel Léo Simpson Domenico Caudioso Domenico Cimarosa Domenico Elmi Donald Tovey Edouard Du Puy Édouard Lalo Edvard Grieg Edward Elgar Edward MacDowell Emanuel Moór Emil Eule Emil Kreuz Émile Bernard Emilio Vicente Anchorena Ercole Bernabei Ernest Bloch Ernest Chausson Ernst Eichner Ernst Wilhelm Wolf Eugen d' Albert Eugène Ysaÿe Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco Felix Blumenfeld Felix Draeseke Felix Mendelssohn Felix Weingartner Ferdinand Büchner Ferdinand David Ferdinand Ferdinandovich Eckert Ferdinand Fränzl Ferdinand Küchler Ferdinand Ries Ferdinando Carulli Ferruccio Busoni Filippo Allegri Francesco Barbella Francesco Geminiani Francesco Maria Cattaneo Francesco Maria Veracini Francesco Onofrio Manfredini Francesco Venturini
François Alday François Colin de Blamont Francois Devienne Frank Pelleg František Cerný František Jiránek František Xaver Brixi Franz Anton Hoffmeister Franz Benda Franz Berwald Franz Joseph Haydn Franz Krommer Franz Liszt Franz Neruda Franz Strauss Franz Xaver Wolf Frédéric Chopin Frederic Cliffe Frédéric d' Erlanger Frédéric Duvernoy Frederic Hymen Cowen Frederick Delius Frederick II Friedrich Christian Friese Friedrich Grützmacher Friedrich Kuhlau Friedrich Ludwig Benda Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Benda Gabriel Fauré Gabriel Pierné Gaetano Donizetti Gasparo Sborgi Gasparo Visconti Georg Christoph Wagenseil Georg Friedrich Händel Georg Goltermann Georg Joseph Vogler Georg Philipp Telemann Georg Wichtl George Gershwin George Hendrik Witte Georgy Catoire Giacomo Facco Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari Giovanni Battista Costanzi Giovanni Battista Pergolesi Giovanni Battista Viotti Giovanni Benedetto Platti Giovanni Bettinozzi Giovanni Bononcini Giovanni Bottesini Giovanni Marco Rutini Giovanni Simone Mayr Girolamo Nicolò Laurenti Giulio Taglietti Giuseppe Valentini Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello Giuseppe Buccioni Giuseppe Maria Cambini Giuseppe Matteo Alberti Giuseppe Tartini Giuseppe Torelli Gregor Joseph Werner Gustav Ernest Gustav Holst Hans Bronsart von Schellendorff Hans Fährmann Heinrich Baermann Heinrich Domnich Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Heitor Villa-Lobos Henri Marteau Henri Vieuxtemps Henri Wieniawski Henryk Bobinski Hermann Zilcher Hubert Léonard Hugo Kaun Ignaz Brüll Ignaz Fränzl Ignaz Moscheles Ignazio Donati Isaac Albéniz Iwan Müller Jacques Franco-Mendès Jacques Ibert Jan Brandts Buys Jan Dismas Zelenka Jan Kubelík Jan Ladislav Dussek Jan Zach Jean Cras Jean Delphin Alard Jean-Baptiste Bréval Jean-Baptiste Cardon Jean-Louis Duport Jean-Philippe Rameau Jenő Hubay Jiří Cart Joachim Andersen Joachim Raff Joaquín Turina Johan Agrell Johann Adam Johann Adolph Scheibe Johann Andreas Amon Johann Anton André Johann Anton Filtz Johann Baptist Cramer Johann Baptist Vanhal Johann Baptist Wendling Johann Carl Eschmann Johann Christian Bach Johann Christian Fischer Johann Christoph Bach Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach Johann Christoph Vogel Johann Ernst Prinz von Sachsen-Weimar Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel Johann Frey Johann Friedrich Fasch Johann Friedrich Reichardt Johann Georg Albrechtsberger Johann Georg Weichenberger Johann Gottfried Arnold Johann Gottfried Walther Johann Gottlieb Graun Johann Jeremias Du Grain Johann Melchior Molter Johann Nepomuk Hummel Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sigismund Weiss Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda Johann Wilhelm Wilms Johannes Brahms Johannes Colizzi John Baston John Christopher Pepusch John Field John Stanley José Avelino Canongia José Berr Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Josef Slavík Josef Venzl Josef Werner Joseph Anton Xaver Auffmann
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier Joseph Bologne Saint-Georges Joseph Jongen Joseph Miroslav Weber Joseph Woelfl Jules Demersseman Jules Massenet Jules ten Brink Julie Candeille Julius Benedict Karl Anton Florian Eckert Karl Bleyle Karl Davydov Karl Goldmark Karl Zuschneid Karol Szymanowski Kaspar Förster Kurt Magnus Atterberg Leopold Damrosch Leopold Hofmann Leopold Jansa Leoš Janáček Lodovico da Viadana Lodovico Ferronati Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri Louis Adolphe Coerne Louis Diémer Louis Sauter Louis Spohr Ludwig Spohr Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig Wiedemann Luigi Barbieri Luigi Boccherini Luigi Borghi Luigi Falcone Manuel Alejandre Prada Manuel de Falla Marc-Antoine Charpentier Marco Anzoletti Marco Enrico Bossi Mark Alburger Martino Bitti Matteo Zocarini Matthew Dubourg Maurice Ravel Mauro D'Alai Max Bruch Max Reger Max Warnecke Michael Christian Festing Michael Haydn Michel Corrette Michel Pignolet de Montéclair Michel Rondeau Michel Woldemar Michel Yost Mily Balakirev Moritz Moszkowski Napoleón Coste Niccolò Paganini Nicola Antonio Porpora Nicolai von Wilm Nicolaus Bruhns Niels Gade Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Norbert Burgmüller Ole Bull Oskar Böhme Otto Fleischmann Ottorino Respighi Paolo Tommaso Alberghi Paul Colberg Paul Juon Paul Vidal Paul Wranitzky Peter von Winter Philipp Jakob Riotte Philipp Scharwenka Pierre Rode Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin Pietro Locatelli Pietro Castrucci Pietro Yon Placido Abela Polibio Fumagalli Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Ralph Vaughan Williams René Chesnet Reynaldo Hahn Richard Bartmuss Richard Kram Richard Strauss Richard Wetz Robert Valentine Robert Fuchs Robert Schumann Robert Volkmann Robert Woodcock Rodolphe Kreutzer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Sebastian Bodinus Sébastien Demar Selim Palmgren Sergei Prokofiev Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Taneyev Sergey Yuferov Sergey Vasilenko Siegfried Wagner Sigismond Thalberg Simoni dall Croubelis Stanislas Verroust Stefano Vicelli Théo Ysaÿe Theodor Albin Findeisen Theodor H. H. Verhey Theodor Kullak Theodor Winkler Théodore Dubois Thomas Täglichsbeck Thomas Anton Albertini Thomas Augustine Arne Thomas Wright Tomaso Albinoni Tommaso Giordani Tor Aulin V. Bruyer Václav Veit Václav Vodička Various Venceslav Wratny Victor Herbert Vincent d' Indy Vincenzo Bellini Vladislav Blazhevich Walter Braunfels Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Wilhelm Popp Wilhelm Stenhammar Willem de Fesch William Babell William Boyce William Felton William Sterndale Bennett Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Xaver Scharwenka