Concerto / 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
Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 in F major, BWV. 1046 Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestra Baroque
Brandenburg Concerto no. 3, BWV 1048 Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestra Baroque
L'estro armonico, Op. 3 Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
A. Scarlatti - Concerto Grosso Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051 Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestra Baroque
Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestra Baroque
Piano Concerto no. 1, Op. 10 Sergei Prokofiev Orchestra Early 20th Century
Bach - Concerto for 3 & 4 Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
Concerto No.1 in B flat minor Op.23 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Orchestra Classical
Concerto No.3, Op.75, Op.56 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Orchestra Classical
The Vivaldi Concerto Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
Concerto in E flat major Op.30; G minor Op.12 Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Classical
Concerto No.1 in B flat minor Op.23 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Orchestra Classical
Concerto Per Pianoforte E Orche N.1 - in si bemolle minore Op.23 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Orchestra Classical
The Vivaldi Concerto Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Classical
Concerto Grosso in G major, HWV 314 Georg Friedrich Händel Orchestra Baroque
Concerto in C major Op.8 No.12 Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
Concerto No.2 in G, Op.44 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Orchestra Classical
La Cetra 12 Concerti Op.9 Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
Battista, Locatelli & J.S Bach - Concetos Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque