A composition (usually in symphonic form with three movements) in which one instrument (or two or three) stands out in bold relief against the orchestra, or accompaniment, so as to display its qualities or the performer's skill.
an instrumental composition featuring alternating passages between the orchestra and the solo instrument (solo concerto) or small group of instruments (concerto grosso).
A concerto is an instrumental work that alternates between an orchestra and a smaller group of instruments, or a solo instrument. This musical form showed virtuosity, especially in the cadenza section, in which the solo instrument ornaments the final cadence.
A composition for a solo instrument and orchestra. A concerto spotlights the virtuoso (brilliant) playing of the soloist.
A piece of music that contrasts the forces of an orchestra with a soloist or a small ensemble. Most concertos are three movements in length. The first one is usually fast; the second is usually slow; and the third one is usually fast. Most concertos also feature passages that showcase the soloist's virtuosity.
Work for soloist(s) and orchestra. In the Baroque there were both the solo concerto and concerto grosso ; in the Classical period, particularly with Mozart's piano concertos, the solo concerto became the second most significant branch of orchestral music, after symphonies. A list of the concertos on your CD sets can be accessed through the Works stack (card "By Genre"). The typical solo concerto has three movements, lacking the minuet or its substitute. In the Classical period the concerto first movement and the rondo finale are hybrid sonata forms.
An instrumental composition for orchestra and soloist (or a small group of soloists).
This genre, which had its start in the Baroque period, continues to be popular in the Twentieth Century. It consists of a solo instrumental performer and orchestra. Usually long multi-movement works, concertos focus on variety and a sense of dialogue between the orchestra and the soloist. Important composers include Vivaldi, Mozart, and Beethoven. ( Lesson 9, Page 1) HEAR IT
a long piece of music for a solo instrument and an orchestra.
Music that favours a single instrument.
a musical work, usually in three movements, in which a solo instrument (or solo group) contrasts with the orchestra
a piece for soloists and orchestra
a multimovement composition (usually three movements) for solo instrument or instruments and orchestra
(1) Ensemble music for voice(s) and instrument(s) (17th century) (2) extended piece of music in which a solo instrument or instruments is contrasted with an orchestral ensemble (post-17th century).
a composition for one or more solo instruments and orchestra
a composition written for orchestra and one or more featured instruments
a musical composition performed by the orchestra and a soloist - who play in dialogue with one another
a piece of music written which features a solo instrument performing with an orchestra
a solo for piano accompanied by orchestra
a sonata for orchestra and soloist
"join together;" originally a composition for a diverse group of musicians. By the 17th century it took on the Latin meaning of "fighting" or "contending," as soloists took on an opposing role to the orchestra.
Italian for "striving together". A composition for one or more solo instruments with orchestra, usually in three movements.
An instrumental work composed for solo instrumentalist and orchestra.
Italian word for an orchestral composition with a major part for one or more instrumental soloists
a work using and contrasting solo instrument(s) and orchestra - generally in three movements
A piece for soloist(s) and orchestra.
A piece of instrumental music that contrasts a solo instrument or a small group of solo instruments with the main body of the orchestra.
A piece in which an instrument (or ensemble) contrasts with an orchestral ensemble.
Instrumental genre in several movements for solo instrument (or instrumental group) and orchestra.
This is an instrumental work that maintains contrast between an orchestral ensemble and a smaller group or a solo instrument.
A large composition for orchestra and solo instruments or small solo group.
From the Italian for "concert." By the 19th century, it was a word used to describe extensive works for solo instrument (usually piano or violin) or occasionally other instruments with an orchestral accompaniment.
A composition for orchestra and soloist.
A piece for a soloist and orchestra.
Work for one or more solo instruments accompanied by orchestra, often in three movements.
An instrumental work based on contrast. In a solo concerto, a single instrument is contrasted with a larger ensemble or orchestra. In a concerto grosso, a small group of instruments is contrasted with a larger group.
The term concerto (plural is concerti or concertos) usually refers to a musical work in which one solo instrument is accompanied by an orchestra. The concerto, as understood in this modern way, arose in the Baroque period side by side with the concerto grosso, which contrasted a small group of instruments with the rest of the orchestra. While the concerto grosso is confined to the Baroque period, the solo concerto has continued as a vital musical force to this day.
Concerto is a live album by Roxy Music. All tracks were recorded during the group's "Manifesto Tour" at The Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, Colorado on April 12, 1979, except for Mother of Pearl and Editions of You, which were recorded earlier that month at the Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, California. The album was released in 2001; three years after it was previously released as Concert Classics in 1998 (which doesn't include the final two tracks).