Concerto / Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra music

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.
TitleComposerInstrumentPeriodRatings
Bassoon Concerto in Bb, K. 191 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Classical
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 33 Camille Saint-Saëns Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Late 19th century
Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531 Antonio Vivaldi Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Flute Concerto in G, K. 313 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Classical
Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522 Antonio Vivaldi Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque
12 Concertos à cinque, Op. 9 Tomaso Albinoni Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Flute Concerto in D, K. 314/285d Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 Ludwig van Beethoven Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Flute and Harp Concerto in C major, K.299/297c Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Classical
Oboe Concerto in C, K.314/271k Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Classical
Concerto for 2 Flutes in C major, RV 533 Antonio Vivaldi Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G major, BWV 1049 Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Cello Concerto No. 9 in B-flat major, G.482 Luigi Boccherini Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Classical
Violin Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, Op. 6 Niccolò Paganini Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 Johannes Brahms Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Cello Concerto in D minor Édouard Lalo Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Concerto for Violin and Oboe in Cm, BWV. 1060R Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Flute Concertino in D major, Op. 107 Cécile Chaminade Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 61 Camille Saint-Saëns Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Late 19th century
Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major, BWV 1050 Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque