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Best Concertos 100

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>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
>Liszt, Franz : Totentanz for Piano, S 525
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
>Falla, Manuel de : Nights in the gardens of Spain
>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major
>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto for Piano
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute no 2 in D major, K 314 (285d)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Oboe in C major, K 314 (285d)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Autumn (The Four Seasons)
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for 4 Violins in B flat major, RV 553
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in F major, Op. 10 no 1/RV 433 "La tempesta di mare"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1062
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double"
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 112, BB 117
>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
>Sibelius, Jean : Suite for Violin and Strings, Op. 117
>Locatelli, Pietro A. : Concerto for Violin in D major ("The Labyrinth"), Op. 3/12
>Paganini, Niccolò : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7 "La Campanella"
>Janácek, Leos : Concerto for Violin "Pilgrimage of the Soul"
>Lalo, Edouard : Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63
>Stravinsky, Igor : Concerto for Violin in D major
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto Champêtre for Harpsichord
>Debussy, Claude : Danse sacree et danse profane
>Berlioz, Hector : Harold in Italy for viola and orchestra, Op. 16
>Dvorak, Antonin : Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191
>Boccherini, Luigi : Concerto for Cello no 7 in G major, G 480
>Marcello, Benedetto : Concerto for Oboe in C minor, SF. 799 (attributed to A. Marcello)
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Concerto for Clarinet no 1 in F minor, J 114/Op 73
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op 101/H 7b no 2
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129
>Strauss, Richard : Don Quixote, Op. 35
>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello
>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Cello, Op. 22
>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto Movement in D minor (Adagio)
>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Concerto for cello, strings & continuo ("No. 3") in A major, H. 439, Wq. 172
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Concerto in F major, H. 18/7 (doubtful)
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
>Fauré, Gabriel : Ballade for Piano and Orchestra in F sharp major, Op. 19
>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra in C major (revised version of Piano Concerto)
>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
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Notes & Reviews:

The latest release in from the top-selling 'BEST 100' series by EMI Classics contains excerpts from the most famous concertos of all time. Each of the 6 CDs focuses on a particular instrument - piano, violin, guitar, etc. - or composer - Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, and more. The works are played by some of the world's finest instrumentalists, including Yehudi Menuhin, Leif Ove Andsnes, Truls Mork, Fabio Biondi, Christian Tetzlaff, and more. This set offers the perfect introduction for those looking to delve into the world of concertos!



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>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1 :: 1. Vivace [excerpt]
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1890-1891

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 :: 1. Allegro non troppo [excerpt]
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: 1. Moderato [excerpt]
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor" :: 2. Adagio un poco mosso [excerpt]
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hans Vonk
  • Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 :: 2. Larghetto
  • Performer: Francois-René Duchable (Piano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Liszt, Franz : Totentanz for Piano, S 525 :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: György Cziffra (Piano)
  • Conductor: György Cziffra
  • Ensemble: Orchestre de Paris
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847-1862

>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 :: 1. Allegro maestoso [excerpt]
  • Performer: György Cziffra (Piano)
  • Conductor: György Cziffra
  • Ensemble: Orchestre de Paris
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1835-1856

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 :: 1. Allegro affettuoso [excerpt]
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1841

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Conductor: Dmitri Kitayenko
  • Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 :: 2. Allegro appassionato [excerpt]
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1881

>Falla, Manuel de : Nights in the gardens of Spain :: 1.
  • Performer: Gonzalo Soriano (Piano)
  • Conductor: Rafae Frühbeck de Burgos
  • Ensemble: Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909-1916

>Ravel, Maurice : Concerto for Piano in G major :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Andrew Litton (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1929-1931

>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto for Piano :: 1. Allegretto [excerpt]
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1949

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Piano)
  • Conductor: Wayne Marshall
  • Ensemble: Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Clarinet in A major, K 622 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Paul Meyer (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: John Nelson
  • Ensemble: Paris Orchestral Ensemble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme" :: 1. Andantino [excerpt]
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1777

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 :: 1. Allegro [excerpt]
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Diana Ambache (Piano)
  • Conductor: Diana Ambache
  • Ensemble: Ambache Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482 :: 2. Andante
  • Performer: Annie Fischer (Piano)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491 :: 3. Allegretto [excerpt]
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540 :: 2. Andante
  • Performers: Roger Chase (Viola); Christopher Warren-Green (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
  • Ensemble: London Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1779

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Horn no 4 in E flat major, K 495 :: 3. Rondo
  • Performer: David Guerrier (Horn)
  • Conductor: John Nelson
  • Ensemble: Paris Orchestral Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute no 2 in D major, K 314 (285d) :: 3. Allegro
  • Performer: Alain Marion (Flute)
  • Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
  • Ensemble: Auvergne Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1778.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1778

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Oboe in C major, K 314 (285d) :: 1. Allegro aperto
  • Performer: Francois Leleux (Oboe)
  • Conductor: John Nelson
  • Ensemble: Paris Orchestral Ensemble
  • Notes: Composition written: 1777.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1777

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299 in C major :: 2. Andantino
  • Performers: Samuel Coles (Flute); Naoko Yoshino (Harp)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1778

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 5 in A major, K 219 "Turkish" :: 1. Allegro aperto [excerpt]
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performer: Monica Huggett (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
  • Ensemble: Raglan Baroque Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
  • Performer: Monica Huggett (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
  • Ensemble: Raglan Baroque Players
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Autumn (The Four Seasons)
  • Performer: Monica Huggett (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
  • Ensemble: Raglan Baroque Players
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Performer: Monica Huggett (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
  • Ensemble: Raglan Baroque Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for 4 Violins in B flat major, RV 553 :: 2. Largo
  • Performers: Renata Spotti (Violin); Andrea Rognoni (Violin); Raffaello Negri (Violin); Fabio Biondi (Violin)
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Ensemble: Europa Galante
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in F major, Op. 10 no 1/RV 433 "La tempesta di mare"
  • Performer: Lorenzo Cavasanti (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Ensemble: Europa Galante
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte" :: 5. Largo (I
  • Performer: Lorenzo Cavasanti (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Ensemble: Europa Galante
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Mandolin in C major, RV 425 :: 1. (Allegro)
  • Performer: Giovanni Scaramuzzino (Mandolin)
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Ensemble: Europa Galante
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin in D minor, BWV 1052 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 :: 1. Vivace
  • Performers: Alison Bury (Violin); Elizabeth Wallfisch (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 :: 1. (Allegro)
  • Conductor: Siegbert Rampe
  • Ensemble: La Stravaganza Cologne
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 :: 3. Allegro assai
  • Conductor: Siegbert Rampe
  • Ensemble: La Stravaganza Cologne
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 :: 1. (Allegro)
  • Conductor: Siegbert Rampe
  • Ensemble: La Stravaganza Cologne
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 :: 2. Andante
  • Conductor: Siegbert Rampe
  • Ensemble: La Stravaganza Cologne
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 :: 3. Allegro
  • Conductor: Siegbert Rampe
  • Ensemble: La Stravaganza Cologne
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 :: 1. (Allegro)
  • Conductor: Siegbert Rampe
  • Ensemble: La Stravaganza Cologne
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C minor, BWV 1062 :: 1. (Allegro)
  • Performers: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord); Bob Asperen (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Bob Asperen
  • Ensemble: Melante Amsterdam
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 :: 1. Allegro [excerpt]
  • Performer: Bob Asperen (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Bob Asperen
  • Ensemble: Melante Amsterdam
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054 :: 2. Adagio [excerpt]
  • Performer: Bob Asperen (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Bob Asperen
  • Ensemble: Melante Amsterdam
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Bob Asperen (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Bob Asperen
  • Ensemble: Melante Amsterdam
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Bob Asperen (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Bob Asperen
  • Ensemble: Melante Amsterdam
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 :: 3. Allegro ma non tanto
  • Performer: Bob Asperen (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Bob Asperen
  • Ensemble: Melante Amsterdam
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 :: 3. Rondo
  • Performer: Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 10 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1806

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor :: 1. Allegro molto appassionato [excerpt]
  • Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Ensemble: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 :: 2. Canzonetta
  • Performer: Augustin Dumay (Violin)
  • Conductor: Emil Tchakarov
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 :: 3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace [excerpt]
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
  • Ensemble: Danish National Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" :: 3. Vivace non troppo [excerpt
  • Performers: Gautier Capuçon (Cello); Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Ensemble: Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Sz. 112, BB 117 :: 2. Andante tranquillo [excerpt]
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Conductor: Michael Gielen
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1937-1938

>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 :: 1. Allegro moderato [excerpt]
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
  • Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1903-1904

>Sibelius, Jean : Suite for Violin and Strings, Op. 117 :: In the summer
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
  • Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1929

>Locatelli, Pietro A. : Concerto for Violin in D major ("The Labyrinth"), Op. 3/12 :: 2. Largo - Presto - Adagio
  • Performer: Jean-Jacques Kantorow (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
  • Ensemble: Auvergne Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: circa 1733

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Concerto for Violin no 2 in B minor, Op. 7 "La Campanella" :: 3. Rondo
  • Performer: Salvatore Accardo (Violin)
  • Conductor: Salvatore Accardo
  • Ensemble: Italian Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1826

>Leos Janácek (Composer) (1854 - 1928) : Concerto for Violin "Pilgrimage of the Soul"
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: ?05/1926-06/1926

>Lalo, Edouard : Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 :: 2. Scherzando
  • Performer: Christian Tetzlaff (Violin)
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1874.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
  • Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
  • Running Time: 10 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1924

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83 :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
  • Running Time: 7 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1863

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Violin no 1 in D major, Op. 19 :: 2. Scherzo
  • Performer: Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Violin)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1916-17.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63 :: 2. Andante assai [excerpt]
  • Performer: Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Violin)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1935

>Stravinsky, Igor : Concerto for Violin in D major :: 4. Capriccio
  • Performer: Frank Zimmermann (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gianluigi Gelmetti
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1931

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar :: 2. Adagio [excerpt]
  • Performer: Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Ensemble: Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto Champêtre for Harpsichord :: 2. Andante (Mouvement de sicilienne)
  • Performer: Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1927-1928

>Debussy, Claude : Danse sacrée et danse profane
  • Performer: Marie-Claire Jamet (Harp)
  • Conductor: Jean Martinon
  • Ensemble: French National Radio Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 9 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Berlioz, Hector : Harold in Italy for viola and orchestra, Op. 16 :: Marche de pèleri
  • Performer: Gérard Caussé (Viola)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 07/1834

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Concerto for Cello in B minor, Op. 104/B 191 :: 1. Allegro [excerpt]
  • Performer: Truls Truls Mork (Cello)
  • Conductor: Mariss Jansons
  • Ensemble: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Boccherini, Luigi : Concerto for Cello no 7 in G major, G 480 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
  • Conductor: Juha Kangas
  • Ensemble: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto

>Marcello, Benedetto : Concerto for Oboe in C minor, SF. 799 (attributed to A. Marcello) :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Ray Still (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Richard Stamp
  • Ensemble: Academy of London
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1717

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Concerto for Clarinet no 1 in F minor, J 114/Op 73 :: 3. Rondo
  • Performer: Antony Pay (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Antony Pay
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1811

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Concerto for Cello no 2 in D major, Op 101/H 7b no 2 :: 3. Finale
  • Performer: Truls Truls Mork (Cello)
  • Conductor: Iona Brown
  • Ensemble: Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1783

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Cello in A minor, Op. 129 :: 2. Langsam [extract]
  • Performer: Truls Truls Mork (Cello)
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Ensemble: Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1850.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1850

>Strauss, Richard : Don Quixote, Op. 35 :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
  • Conductor: Edo De Waart
  • Ensemble: Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Cello :: 3. Adagio
  • Performer: Steven Isserlis (Cello)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1919

>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Cello, Op. 22 :: 2. Andante sostenuto
  • Performer: Ralph Kirshbaum (Cello)
  • Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
  • Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto Movement in D minor (Adagio) :: 4. Allegro
  • Performer: Bob Asperen (Organ)
  • Conductor: Bob Asperen
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: circa 1744

>Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel : Concerto for cello, strings & continuo ("No. 3") in A major, H. 439, Wq. 172 :: 3. Allegro assai
  • Performer: Anner Bylsma (Cello)
  • Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1753

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 :: 3. Allegro
  • Performers: Sonia Maurer (Mandolin); Giovanni Scaramuzzino (Mandolin)
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Ensemble: Europa Galante
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 :: 1. Allegro moderato [excerpt]
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hans Vonk
  • Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
  • Running Time: 7 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hans Vonk
  • Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
  • Running Time: 10 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 :: 3. Rondo
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hans Vonk
  • Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1800-1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto" :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kurt Masur
  • Ensemble: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803-1804

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 :: 3. Rondo
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hans Vonk
  • Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1788-1798

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Concerto in F major, H. 18/7 (doubtful) :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
  • Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: circa 1766

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 :: 3. Rondo
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Conductor: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
  • Ensemble: Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125 :: 4. Allegro animato
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Conductor: Dmitri Kitayenko
  • Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1839

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 :: 3. Rondo
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1854-1859

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 :: 1. Allegro ma non tanto [excerpt]
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Conductor: Paavo Berglund
  • Ensemble: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Conductor: Libor Pesek
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Ballade for Piano and Orchestra in F sharp major, Op. 19 :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Jean-Phillipe Collard (Piano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 04/1881

>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor :: 2. Larghetto
  • Performers: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano); Anne Queffélec (Piano)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: City of London Sinfonia
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1932

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra in C major (revised version of Piano Concerto) :: 1. Toccata
  • Performers: Ralph Markham (Piano); Kenneth Broadway (Piano)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1946

>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major :: 3. Allegro agitato
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Piano)
  • Conductor: Wayne Marshall
  • Ensemble: Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1925