Concerto 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
12 Concertos, Op.3 Francesco Onofrio Manfredini Orchestra Baroque
Bassoon Concerto in C major Antonín Reichenauer Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Clarinet Concerto no. 2 in E flat major, Op. 74 Carl Maria von Weber Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Baroque
Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D, Op. 21 Ernest Chausson Chamber group Late 19th century
Concerto Gregoriano Ottorino Respighi Orchestra Early 20th Century
Concerto in B, Op.10, No.5, 1, 4 Antonio Vivaldi Chamber group Classical
L'estro armonico, Op. 3 Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 Frédéric Chopin Piano and orchestra Romantic
Piano Concerto No.1, Op.1 Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Romantic
Piano Concerto No.4, Op.44 Camille Saint-Saëns Piano and orchestra Romantic
Piano Concerto, Op.59 Moritz Moszkowski Piano and orchestra Romantic
Bach - Concerto for 3 & 4 Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
Battista, Locatelli & J.S Bach - Concetos Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
Concerto Grosso no. 6, HWV 324 Georg Friedrich Händel String Orchestra Baroque
Concerto no. 7 in Dm, from Op. 5 Tomaso Albinoni String Orchestra Baroque
Concerto no. 13 Frank Pelleg Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra 20th Century
Concerto No.1 in B flat minor Op.23 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Orchestra Classical
Harpsichord Concerto no. 3 in D, BWV. 1054 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano and orchestra Baroque
Harpsichord Concerto no. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano and orchestra Baroque
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