Concerto / Romantic 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
Piano Concerto no. 5 in Eb 'Emperor', Op. 73 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano and orchestra Romantic
Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 Frédéric Chopin Piano and orchestra Romantic
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 Edvard Grieg Piano and orchestra Romantic
Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
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
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 Robert Schumann Piano and orchestra Romantic
Piano Concerto no. 3, Op.30 Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano and orchestra Romantic
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
Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op. 58 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano and orchestra Romantic
Piano Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 Felix Mendelssohn Piano and orchestra Romantic
Cello Concerto in D minor Édouard Lalo Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Piano Concerto no. 2 in Dm, Op. 40 Felix Mendelssohn Piano and orchestra Romantic
Flute Concertino in D major, Op. 107 Cécile Chaminade Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Double Bass Concerto no. 2 in B minor Giovanni Bottesini Double bass Romantic
Clarinet Concerto no. 1 in F minor, Op. 73 Carl Maria von Weber Clarinet Romantic
Clarinet Concertino in E flat major, Op. 26 Carl Maria von Weber Clarinet Romantic
Double concerto in Am, Op. 102 Johannes Brahms Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Piano Concerto no. 2 in Bb, Op. 83 Johannes Brahms Piano and orchestra Romantic