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  Concerto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The concerto as a form 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.
He wrote one concerto each for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon, four for horn, one for flute and harp and a sinfonia concertante for violin and viola.
Brahms's first piano concerto in D minor (pub 1861) was the result of an immense amount of work on a mass of material originally intended for a symphony.
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 Concerto - LoveToKnow 1911
Indeed, so entirely does the actual concerto form, as Bach understands it, depend upon the opposition of masses of tone unequal in volume with a compensating inequality in power of commanding attention, that Bach is able to rewrite an instrumental movement as a chorus without the least incongruity of style.
This admirably illustrates Bach's grasp of the true idea of a concerto, namely, that whatever the relations may be between the forces in respect of volume or sound, the whole treatment of the form must depend upon the healthy relation of function between that force which commands more and that which commands less attention.
This concerto is, on the other hand, remarkable as being the last in which a blank space is left for a cadenza, Brahms having in his friend Joachim a kindred spirit worthy of such trust.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Concerto   (1039 words)

 Honda Concerto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Honda Concerto was an automobile produced by the British division of the Japanese manufacturer, from 1988 to 1994.
The Concerto was sold internationally on a platform larger than the popular Civic, it also offered more features than the Civic and was more prestige market.
The Concerto's replacement in Japan was the Domani, which was the basis for the succeeding Rover 400 and 45.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Honda_Concerto   (293 words)

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Concerto
A concerto for piano and orchestra is called a piano concerto, a concerto for violin and orchestra is called a violin concerto, and so forth.
The solo concerto seems to be one of those forms that has an intrinsic genius, offering drama, excitement, the persuasiveness of the individual voice, the power of massed forces — whether in opposition to or in support of the individual voice — and the chance to exploit and exhibit great individual accomplishments.
The concerto repertoire for cello probably comes in third behind that of piano and violin for quantity and quality, but Mozart alone wrote four French horn concertos, two flute concertos, a concerto for violin and viola, one for flute and harp, and concertos for clarinet, oboe, and bassoon.
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 Official website of Malcolm Arnold CBE
Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, Op 47 (1954)
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, Op 125 (1982)
Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, Op 108 (1971)
www.malcolmarnold.co.uk /compositions/c.php   (242 words)

 concerto. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Bach’s six Brandenburg concertos and the concertos of Handel represent the fullest development of the baroque type.
Mozart established the classical concerto in three movements, the first of which is a fusion of ritornello form with the newer sonata form, for solo instrument and orchestra.
The concerto repertory is strongest in works for piano and violin as the solo instrument.
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 Concerto Palatino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Concerto Palatino delivers delicious sonic bliss where the flamboyant art of improvisation triumphs: lucky Venetians who were surrounded every day with the beauty of a music so learned and so brilliant.
For over two hundred years, from the beginning of the 16th century to the middle of the 18th, these instruments combined in towns, courts and churches to form a consort of rare and resonant beauty.
Following in the footsteps of these former virtuosi, their aim is to restore these instruments to an active and respected place in concert life, and to cultivate a love of their music among audiences and players alike.
www.concertopalatino.com   (285 words)

 Musical Forms - Concerto   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The six Brandenburg Concertos of Bach derive less from this tradition than from the type of ripieno and solo concertos composed by Torelli and others at Bologna and by Vivaldi and others at Venice.
It was the three-movement solo concerto of the Vivaldi type, with the quick movements usually in ritornello form, that survived the Baroque period and developed into the Classical concerto represented at its finest and most sophisticated in the 23 piano concertos of Mozart.
But the traditional three-movement solo concerto inherited from the 19th century has proved remarkably resilient, and on the whole resistant to the programmatic elements that have often invaded the symphony.
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 Amazon.ca: Piano Concerto: Music: Takuo Yuasa,John Lenehan,Simon Haram,Michael Nyman,Ulster Orchestra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a defiantly romantic concerto full of grand gestures, epic melodies and the swirling storm clouds of a heart at sea with unresolved passion.
The Piano Concerto is performed by pianist John Lenehan with fire and a grand sense of urgency.
The concerto is more or less a collection of the music from Nyman's score for the Jane Campion film "The Piano", so there are many different themes and styles all in the same piece.
www.amazon.ca /Piano-Concerto-Takuo-Yuasa/dp/B00000AELB   (606 words)

 The Baroque Concerto
While concertos were being written for almost every imaginable instrument as soloist with orchestra, together with various combinations, the harpsichord remained the poor workhorse of baroque music, its purpose being to act as continuo providing a background harmonic base and a thump to keep the orchestra in time.
Interestingly, Bach's Concerto for 4 Harpsichords and Orchestra is an adaptation of a concerto for 4 violins and strings by Vivaldi.
Bach's concertos for harpsichord and orchestra were to be the models for the future piano concertos by Mozart Haydn and Beethoven, through the 'romantics' such as Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.
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 Concerto Koeln
Concerto Köln was founded in 1985 by graduates from several European music conservatories.
On the CD Mannheim: The Golden Age the Concerto Köln under the direction of Werner Ehrhardt have dedicated themselves to the lightweight and at the same time representative music at the court of Carl Theodor of the Palatinate (1724-1799).
Although the style at the court of Mannheim seems to us at times unsophisticated, awkward and wooden, especially compared to the works of Mozart, we should not forget that they were the avant garde of their era and that they laid down the foundation for future developments such as by Mozart.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo4/concerto.htm   (297 words)

 Northgate Information Solutions
Concerto brings you the tools you need to develop and deploy e-business solutions that leverage the possibilities of e-business.
Concerto incorporates a comprehensive set of failover, load balancing, system management and security features.
Concerto development and deployment systems are attractively priced and minimise your need to invest heavily in infrastructure.
www.proiv.com /home/products/concertocd/index.xsp   (178 words)

 Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 35
While this background is well known, the part played by a third violinist in bringing this immensely beloved concerto into being is hardly known at all--nor is his name itself, though it is actually to him that the work owes its very existence.
As it turned out, the Concerto was the only work of Tchaikovsky's to be introduced to the world by the illustrious Vienna Philharmonic; on the podium was one of the most respected conductors of his time, and the soloist was a violinist who believed in the new work without reservation.
The now forgotten Kotek, who never performed the concerto written for him, died of consumption in Switzerland before reaching the age of 30; his last months were brightened by a visit from Tchaikovsky.
www.kennedy-center.org /calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=composition&composition_id=2506   (818 words)

 Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Although Barber had sketched a piano concerto as early as 1930, the present work was the first concerto for any instrument that he completed and offered to the public.
The Violin Concerto is frequently cited as a sort of turning point in Barber's output, a work whose first two movements reflect the ingratiating melodic-romantic style of his earlier compositions and whose finale represents the first intimations of a new and tightened approach-leaner and somewhat more austere.
The Violin Concerto is frequently cited as a sort of turning point in Barber's output, a work whose first two movements reflect the ingratiating melodic-romantic style of his earlier compositions and whose finale represents the first intimations of a new and tightened approach—leaner and somewhat more austere.
www.kennedy-center.org /calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=composition&composition_id=3142   (1148 words)

 Concerto Palatino Returns to Oberlin
Concerto Palatino, the noted cornetto and sackbutt ensemble, returns to Oberlin to present a free concert of 16th- and 17th- century wind music in Fairchild Chapel on Thursday, March 8 at 8 pm.
The cornetto is usually curved and octagonal in cross section, and became virtually extinct in public concerts by the early 19th century.
Concerto Palantino’s discography includes critically acclaimed recordings of Schütz, Gabrieli, and Monteverdi, Francesco Cavalli’s Marian Vespers, Christoph Strauss’ Missa Maria Concertata, and Palestrina's Missa sine nomine preserved in a manuscript of J. Bach.
www.oberlin.edu /con/bkstage/200103/concertopalatino.html   (186 words)

 Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in am
Here you will read how the concerto came to be written and recorded, as first printed in the May, 1999 issue of Strings magazine.
It was the world premiere of a cello concerto by Ethan Winer, the orchestra's principal cellist, who took the solo part.
The occasion for this concerto, which is written as one long movement, was my debut as a soloist.
www.ethanwiner.com /concerto.html   (2156 words)

 RealMarket CRM Company Profile For: Concerto Software
Concerto Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRTO), is a proven and reliable provider of contact center solutions that help companies better manage customer interactions via voice, email, the Web and fax.
With multiple strengths - including financial stability, talented people, innovative technology, more than 20 years of industry expertise and a singular focus on the contact center - Concerto Software is a trusted partner to more than 1,200 companies across the globe.
Concerto Software is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts, with operations across North America, Europe and Asia.
www.realmarket.com /co/concerto.html   (324 words)

 Dvorak Piano Concerto
The score of the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G minor, Op.
The Concerto’s piano part, considerably different though it was from the period standard virtuoso stylizations, seemed to have been accepted without reservations by its first interpreters.
The Concerto was recorded in a slightly abridged version (leaving out bars 206-238 from the first movement, and bars 233-305 from the Finale).
www.ivanmoravec.net /albums/al-su3067.html   (771 words)

 Concerto Köln   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Finally, this vibrating performance of the Concerto Cologne, full of shimmering colours and ingenious details, presents Gossec’s symphonic work in its true historical perspective.
Some of his tempi were dangerously quick, but his players and singers were up to the challenge.
Ein edler klingendes Weihnachtsgeschenk als einen Auftritt von Concerto Köln hätte das Kulturamt den Meisterkonzert-Besuchern nicht machen können.
www.concerto-koeln.de /html/presse.php3   (591 words)

 NuVo Concerto 6 Source 8 Zone System
Imagine listening to a classical CD in the kitchen while your spouse is hearing the rich, full sound of a DVD upstairs, your daughter is listening to pop music in the sunroom, and your son and his friends are in the den, tuning into the big game.
Although the Concerto is rated for 80 watts of power per zone (40 watts per left and right channel) for high-quality sound reproduction, it still offers a line output for use with external amplifiers when additional power is needed.
The Concerto IR Learning Station is a complete package for configuring every aspect of the Concerto's operation.
www.smarthome.com /8270dak.html   (996 words)

 Concerto Suggestions
Violin Concerto #1, #2 and #3; Kol Nidre
Concertos for 2 fl, fl and ob, horn, oboe, trumpet
Concertinos fro clarinet, horn, or bassoon;clarinet concerto #1 and #2
www.summertrios.org /Programs/Concerto/concerto_suggestions.htm   (105 words)

 Computer Franchise and Concerto Franchise Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Concerto Networks®, is a national franchise business providing professional, consistent-quality computer and Information Technology (IT) solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), serving a critical and currently underserved function for this rapidly growing market and multi-billion dollar industry.
Concerto Networks gives franchisees the benefits of a trusted nationwide brand, state-of-art systems and processes, proprietary business tools, superior sales, marketing and administrative support, on-going training and strategic partnerships and the collaboration and support of a nationwide network of Concerto Networks franchisees and area developers, ready to apply to a growing franchise IT service business.
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 Concerto Köln
Concerto Köln is particularly interested in reviving works that are either completely unknown or rarely performed.
Concerto VI for violins, trumpets, alto viola, bass, and b.c.
Concerto "in due cori" for 4 recorders, 4 violins, 2 violoncellos, organ, double string orchestra and b.c.
gfhandel.org /bleissa/ckoeln   (2872 words)

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