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.
Oboe Concerto in D minor, S.Z799 Alessandro Marcello Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Bassoon Concerto in C major Antonín Reichenauer Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Bassoon Concerto in F major Antonín Reichenauer Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque
A. Scarlatti - Concerto Grosso Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
Bach - Concerto for 3 & 4 Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
Battista, Locatelli & J.S Bach - Concetos Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
Concert n.8 op.3 in Amin for 2 violins and orchestra "LEstro Armonico" Antonio Vivaldi String Orchestra Baroque
Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531 Antonio Vivaldi Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Concerto for 2 Flutes in C major, RV 533 Antonio Vivaldi Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537 Antonio Vivaldi Trumpet Baroque
Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522 Antonio Vivaldi Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque
Concerto in B, Op.10, No.5, 1, 4 Antonio Vivaldi Chamber group Classical
Concerto in C major Op.8 No.12 Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
Concerto in E flat major Op.30; G minor Op.12 Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Classical
Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, 'L'inverno' (Winter) Antonio Vivaldi String Orchestra Baroque
Flute Concerto in G major, RV 435 Antonio Vivaldi Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Baroque
La Cetra 12 Concerti Op.9 Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
L'estro armonico, Op. 3 Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
The Four Seasons, Op. 8 Antonio Vivaldi String Orchestra Baroque
The Vivaldi Concerto Antonio Vivaldi Orchestra Baroque
Popular composers Johann Sebastian Bach  ·  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ·  Ludwig van Beethoven  ·  Frédéric Chopin  ·  Johannes Brahms  ·  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ·  Franz Liszt  ·  Franz Joseph Haydn  ·  Felix Mendelssohn  ·  Christoph Graupner  ·  Georg Friedrich Händel  ·  Antonio Vivaldi  ·  Camille Saint-Saëns  ·  Robert Schumann  ·  Edvard Grieg  ·  Sergei Rachmaninoff  ·  Maurice Ravel  ·  Edward Elgar  ·  Sergei Prokofiev  ·  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  ·  Cécile Chaminade  ·  Georg Philipp Telemann  ·  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  ·  Tomaso Albinoni  ·  Niccolò Paganini  ·  Carl Maria von Weber  ·  Luigi Boccherini  ·  Moritz Moszkowski  ·  Max Bruch  ·  Johann Melchior Molter  ·  Edward MacDowell  ·  Ottorino Respighi  ·  Johann Friedrich Fasch  ·  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi  ·  Édouard Lalo  ·  Felix Draeseke  ·  Arcangelo Corelli  ·  Giovanni Bottesini  ·  Ernest Chausson  ·  Giuseppe Torelli  ·  Alessandro Marcello  ·  Antonín Reichenauer  ·  Johann Ernst Prinz von Sachsen-Weimar  ·  Frank Pelleg  ·  František Jiránek  ·  Ludwig Spohr  ·  Francesco Onofrio Manfredini  ·  Girolamo Nicolò Laurenti
Instruments Bassoon  ·  Cello  ·  Chamber group  ·  Clarinet  ·  Double bass  ·  Harpsichord  ·  Horn  ·  Oboe  ·  Orchestra  ·  Organ  ·  Piano  ·  Piano and orchestra  ·  Recorder  ·  Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra  ·  String Orchestra  ·  Trumpet  ·  Violin
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