concerto
(kohn-CHAIR-toe)


[It.]


This term was originally applied to almost any kind of concerted music for voices and instruments of the Baroque era. Today it is taken to mean a composition that shows off a specific instrument (or instruments) with the orchestra used as accompaniment.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Concerto, multiple, Romantic:
Brahms: Concerto for Violin and 'Cello in A minor, Op. 102, III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 26

Concerto, solo, Baroque:
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8, No. 3, "Autumn", III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 10
Vivaldi: Concerto for Piccolo in C major, I (piccolo entrance)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 3

Concerto, solo, Classical:
Haydn: Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major, III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 1
Boccherini: Concerto for 'Cello in B flat major, G. 482, III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 61
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 6

Concerto, solo, Romantic:
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77, III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 7
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23, III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 24

Concerto, solo, 20th century:
Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major, III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 1
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63, II
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 12

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