Development of the Concerto

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Gabrieli and Monteverdi using instruments in their works


"Sonata pian e forte"




Three types of concertos developed to show off instrumental music


Concerto Grosso


Ripieno Concerto


Solo Concerto

Baroque Concerti

General Characteristics
1. Three movements of alternating tempi (fast-slow-fast)
2. 1st and 3rd movements - tonic key+ritornello structure
3. 2nd movement is short, show, through-composed and in a related key


Most prolific composer of concerti in the Baroque period

Concerto Grosso

Small group of soloists (concertino) opposes large group (orchestra) - Baroque Period

Concertino (Baroque)

Two melodic instruments + Continuo

Orchestra (Baroque)

String Orchestra + Continuo

Trio Sonata

Genre that contributed to the development of the Concerto Grosso


One of the earliest composers of the concerto grosso. Influenced Vivaldi and Bach

Ripieno Concerto

Compositions for the large orchestra + Continuo (ripieno)

Ripieno Concerto

1. Four movements with alternating tempi
2. Imitation between the instrument sections
3. last movements are binary and dance-like

Solo Concerto

Compositions written for solo instrument (usually violin) + orchestra


The first composer of the solo concerto


Solo Concerto the only surviving concerto from the Baroque period


Piano Concerto was developed

J.C. Bach

Early composer of the piano concerto (Classical)

C.P.E. Bach

Later composer of the piano concerto (Classical)

Classical Piano Concerto

Three movements:
1st movement - ritornello form which developed into the Sonata Concerto Form
2nd movement - through-composed or rounded binary, or ternary form
3rd movement - dance-like rondo forms


Wrote the most well-renowned piano concertos of the Classical Period.


The first to have large orchestral accompaniment to solo concerto


Wrote piano concerti during the Classical Period that extended the virtuosity of the pianist

Romantic Period

Concertos were quite conservative (post-Beethoven)


Initiated a formal type for the first movement: the opening ritornello and first solo section merge into one unrepeated exposition; presentation of themes is introduced by the orchestra and soloist


Connects all three movements of the violin concerto (Romantic period)


Puts a scherzo after the first movement (Romantic Period)


Uses five movements and connects them thematically (Romantic Period)

Romantic Period

Extraordinary virtuosity present during this period

20th Century

Uses the same 19th century concept of the concerto, but with the new modes and conventions


Concerto composer of the 20th century


Concerto composer of the 20th century


Concerto composer of the 20th century


Concerto composer of the 20th century


Concerto composer of the 20th century


Concerto composer of the 20th century

20th Century

Ripieno Concerto makes a return

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