Classical / Concerto music

The Classical period of Western academic music is usually accepted to range from around 1750 to the late 1810's. It followed from the Baroque period and was in turn succeeded by the Romantic era. Music became generally lighter in terms of textural density, emphasizing elegance in place of the Baroque's serious and dramatic delivery. This resulted in a clearer tonal structure emerging from compositions. Though the style became arguably less passionate, the use of contrast became more pronounced than before. Instrumental music gained importance, and the orchestra grew in size and consolidated, approximating its modern form. The harpsichord was eventually replaced by the pianoforte, and many solo and chamber genres emerged, of which the sonata developed the most. In general terms, the Classical period can be defined as the time when most of the modern musical concepts consolidated. The best known composers from this period are Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Schubert; other notable names include Muzio Clementi, Antonio Salieri, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and Christoph Willibald Gluck. Beethoven, and sometimes Schubert, have been traditionally regarded as transitional figures between the Classical and Romantic periods. The term 'classical music' is often used colloquially to define all Western academic music.
TitleComposerFormInstrumentRatings
Bassoon Concerto in Bb, K. 191 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Violin
Piano Concerto no. 3 in Cm, Op. 37 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Piano and orchestra
Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Clarinet
Piano Concerto no. 1 in C, Op. 15 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 10 in E flat major, K. 365/316a Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Piano and orchestra
Flute Concerto in G, K. 313 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1 Franz Joseph Haydn Concerto Cello
Flute and Harp Concerto in C major, K.299/297c Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Oboe Concerto in C, K.314/271k Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 21 in C major, K. 467 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Piano and orchestra
Cello Concerto No. 9 in B-flat major, G.482 Luigi Boccherini Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 1 in F, K. 37 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Piano and orchestra
Horn Concerto no. 1 in D major, K. 412, 514 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Horn
Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor, K. 466 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 17 in G, K. 453 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Piano and orchestra
Flute Concerto in G, H. 445 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob. VIIe: 1 Franz Joseph Haydn Concerto Trumpet
Piano Concerto no. 1 in C, Op. 15 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Piano and orchestra
Violin Concerto No.4 in D major, K.218 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra