Posted: June 4th, 2021

The meaning of the term concerto has changed at least three times in | Music

Writing Assignment 

  • Listen to the following selections (you will refer to these in your writing assignment):

The Four Seasons (Spring), by Antonio Vivaldi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2cIUu-sS7w

Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, by Joseph Haydn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QY1bb75ykc

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf711o8jAQA

Concerto for Orchestra, by Béla Bartók

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C68SkzGb6Ww

Concerto Grosso 1985, by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVIIHmrtvFA

The meaning of the term concerto has changed at least three times in the history of music. What are the major elements of the concerto? Is there always a soloist? Is there a traditional musical form? Refer to the listening examples in the Special Focus (Concertos) to support your conclusions.

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