Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!


SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Who's Online Now
128 registered members (alexcawley, anotherscott, Almaviva, Anita Potter, ando, 36251, 29 invisible), 1,731 guests, and 6 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#2080459 - 05/10/13 06:12 PM Concertos  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 6,702
Orange Soda King Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Orange Soda King  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 6,702
Louisville, Kentucky, United S...
...for instruments other than the piano. What are some of your favorites? Being a huge Brahms nut, my two favorites are the Brahms Violin concerto and the Brahms Double concerto (violin and cello). I also love the Walton Viola concerto, Ibert Saxophone Concertino da Camera, and both of Haydn's cello concertos. smile

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2080462 - 05/10/13 06:21 PM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 782
Old Man Offline
500 Post Club Member
Old Man  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 782
Michigan, USA
Well, since you stole my favorite (the Brahms), let me add the Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn violin concertos, and the Bach "Double" Violin concerto. I want the Largo from the Bach played at my you-know-what. grin

#2080467 - 05/10/13 06:37 PM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 24,924
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
BDB  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 24,924
Oakland
Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, Beethoven's Violin Concerto, Milhaud's Percussion Concerto.


Semipro Tech
#2080468 - 05/10/13 06:38 PM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 24,924
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
BDB  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 24,924
Oakland
And Leroy Anderson's Typewriter Concerto!


Semipro Tech
(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#2080472 - 05/10/13 06:53 PM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 9,120
bennevis Offline
9000 Post Club Member
bennevis  Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 9,120
Malcolm Arnold's A Grand, Grand Overture for 3 vacuum cleaners, 1 floor polisher, 4 rifles and orchestra.

In other words, an octuple concerto. http://youtu.be/e5343nfOnkk (note that one of the vacuum cleaner players is Stephen Hough, and beside him is David Attenborough, who's also a consummate musician as well as naturalist/TV presenter).


"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life."
#2080475 - 05/10/13 06:56 PM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 24,924
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
BDB  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 24,924
Oakland
The Concerto for Horn and Hardart, by P. D. Q. Bach, is a classic.


Semipro Tech
#2080483 - 05/10/13 07:13 PM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 9,120
bennevis Offline
9000 Post Club Member
bennevis  Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 9,120
....more seriously, Handel's Harp Concerto in B flat http://youtu.be/b8vMHTvdoEQ

Vivaldi's Mandolin Concerto in C, RV425 http://youtu.be/-utT-BD0obk

Mozart's Concerto for flute, harp and orchestra in C, K299 http://youtu.be/MoGg1OWOy7Y

and not forgetting Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez http://youtu.be/r2Xdlgii-Rc


"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life."
#2080551 - 05/10/13 11:51 PM Re: Concertos [Re: bennevis]  
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,448
gooddog Offline
5000 Post Club Member
gooddog  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,448
Seattle area, WA
Wow, so many of my favorites already mentioned: Brahms violin, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn violin, Mozart Harp and clarinet, Bach double violin.

I'll add Vivaldi concerto for 4 violins, Saint Saens' Introduction and rondo Capriccioso and Havanaise. Oh, and Vaughn Williams oboe concerto. I've been hearing some of Bruch's violin concertos lately and like them very, very much.I'm sure there are many more but that is what comes to mind right now.


Best regards,

Deborah
#2080553 - 05/10/13 11:54 PM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,191
Kuanpiano Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Kuanpiano  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,191
Canada
I once had the opportunity to play the piano part for Copland's Clarinet Concerto, and it's glorious - I really enjoyed it. The opening is so rich, and the second section is so jazzy and energetic.

I'm also a huge fan of a few violin concerti - the Sibelius, the Barber and the first Shostakovich. Maybe its not a serious concerto, but I performed the piano reduction for the Butterfly Lover's Violin Concerto with a friend, and we loved it.


Working on:
Chopin - Nocturne op. 48 no.1
Debussy - Images Book II

#2080558 - 05/11/13 12:44 AM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 548
didyougethathing Offline
500 Post Club Member
didyougethathing  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 548
New York
Wieniawski's 2nd Violin Concerto is gorgeous. Of course the Brahms Violin concerto.

I love pretty much any Vivaldi Oboe concerto and his "La Notte" flute concerto.

Also, does Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez count? What a gem!

Last edited by didyougethathing; 05/11/13 12:44 AM.
#2080559 - 05/11/13 12:47 AM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,348
Mark_C Online content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Mark_C  Online Content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,348
New York
Originally Posted by Orange Soda King
....my two favorites are the Brahms Violin concerto and the Brahms Double concerto....

Since you broke the ice on double concerti, I can say my easy #1 (of all non-piano concerti, not just of doubles):
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola

.....which come to think of it is actually only #2 but very close behind:

Originally Posted by BDB
The Concerto for Horn and Hardart
grin

And from what we know about Mozart, I think there's a fair chance he'd smile about his music being mentioned in the same breath with that. ha

#2080599 - 05/11/13 03:33 AM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 335
ScriabinAddict Offline
Full Member
ScriabinAddict  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 335
Schumann D minor violin, Barber Violin, Berg Violin and Gulda Cello.

#2080600 - 05/11/13 03:43 AM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,491
Nikolas Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Nikolas  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,491
UK
Brahms violin concerto
Prokofiev violin concerto #2

#2080622 - 05/11/13 06:17 AM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 6,165
currawong Offline
6000 Post Club Member
currawong  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2007
Posts: 6,165
Down Under
Berg violin concerto
Elgar violin concerto
Elgar cello concerto
Dvorak cello concerto
Bartok viola concerto
(just for starters)



Du holde Kunst...
#2080656 - 05/11/13 08:01 AM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,863
wr Offline
8000 Post Club Member
wr  Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,863
The Brahms violin concerto was the first classical music recording I bought for myself ever (it was an LP, can you imagine?). So yeah, that.

I am enamored of a lot of violin concertos - don't really know what that's all about, but sometimes I think I was born into the wrong environment and was really supposed to have been born into some violin-centric household instead of one with a piano.

Let's see - the two violin concertos by Prokofiev are desert island material for me; I love the Glazunov; the Britten is amazing (especially the ending); I love both by Szymanowski (the first is really an astonishing masterpiece); if I'm in the right mood the Sessions concerto really punches my buttons; I'm very fond of the one by Carl Nielsen even if it's kind of baggy and oddly shaped; the Sibelius - beyond words, musical shamanism; the John Adams concerto is wonderful - I still remember hearing the broadcast of the premiere and how I came totally unglued at the end; the first Ginastera violin concerto fascinates me - the second might also, but there don't seem to be any really first-rate recordings; the Barber concerto is one of his best pieces (listen to the Dene Olding recording if you can - as the cliche goes, it "takes it to a new level"); the Frank Martin concerto (also on that Olding recording) is another very fine concerto, in Martin's typically seething but very restrained idiom (which I love). Many more, but I'll stop the violin stuff for now.

I very much like the Ibert saxophone concertino you mentioned, as well as sax concertos from Glazunov and Tomasi, and especially one by Ingolf Dahl with band accompaniment. There's also a very popular (in the best sense) flute concerto by Ibert. And, sticking with the winds, very substantial concertos for flute and for clarinet by Nielsen.

Ginastera wrote a harp concerto that seems to be performed all over the world almost continually. In spite of that, I still like it. There's also a wonderful harp concerto by Tishchenko that really deserves more attention - I think fans of Shostakovich would love it. But it's very odd in that it requires a soprano voice in the orchestration, and that requirement alone may keep it from being better known.





#2080754 - 05/11/13 11:09 AM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 24,924
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
BDB  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 24,924
Oakland
De Falla's Harpsichord Concerto is one people just love or hate.


Semipro Tech
#2080793 - 05/11/13 12:09 PM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 787
Gerard12 Offline
500 Post Club Member
Gerard12  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 787
South Carolina
The aforementioned Brahms and Berg violin concertos are at the top of my list. I'm also a sucker for all of the Hindemith Kammermusik Concertos


Piano instruction and performance
#2080809 - 05/11/13 12:31 PM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 728
wdot Offline
500 Post Club Member
wdot  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 728
South Carolina, USA
The Weber clarinet concerti are delightful. It goes to show what happens when a great composer befriends a great performer. As I understand it, Weber and the clarinetist in question were known for going on the early 19th century equivalent of bar crawls.

Of course, all of the violin concerti previously mentioned. The Mozart oboe concerto is lovely. The Strauss oboe concerto is special, but it's apparently extremely difficult. It has a fascinating back story. Look it up.

For real fun, the Schumann Concert Piece for Four Horns cannot be beat.

#2080831 - 05/11/13 01:00 PM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 182
DonaldLee Offline
Full Member
DonaldLee  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 182
I LOVE John Mackey's Soprano Saxophone Concerto. I also love the Brahms Double Concerto. OH! I love the Elgar Cello Concerto.


Donald Lee III
BM '16 James Madison University
MM '18 Cincinnati Conservatory of Music


#2080857 - 05/11/13 01:41 PM Re: Concertos [Re: didyougethathing]  
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,448
gooddog Offline
5000 Post Club Member
gooddog  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 5,448
Seattle area, WA
Originally Posted by didyougethathing
Also, does Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez count? What a gem!
Absolutely, I love that piece. thumb


Best regards,

Deborah
#2080899 - 05/11/13 03:25 PM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,886
Andromaque Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Andromaque  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3,886
New York
Much of the violin repertoire has already been mentioned. I would add Shostakovich's Cello concerti as great favorites despite the intensely dark mood of the second concerto.

Here is Misha Maisky with a great performance. Watch the French Horn player. She is quite awesome.



#2081503 - 05/12/13 06:08 PM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,866
dolce sfogato Offline
2000 Post Club Member
dolce sfogato  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,866
violin: Elgar/Sibelius/Brahms/Dvorak/Tchaikovsky/Mendelssohn/Bruch/Beethoven
cello: Dvorak/Saint-Saens/Elgar
flute: Ibert
clarinet: Mozart/Weber 1,2/Nielsen
French horn: Strauss 2/Mozart 1,2,3,4/Schumann (4 horns)
trumpet: Hummel/Haydn
2 cello's: Vivaldi nrs 1-38
2 violins: Bach
violin, piano: Mendelssohn
pianotrio: Beethoven
gardenhose (with a red mouthpiece): Hoffnung
voice: Glière
alto: Walton/Berlioz...
double bass: Koussevitzky
tuba: Vaughan Williams
mandoline: don't even think about them






Longtemps, je me suis couché de bonne heure, but not anymore!
#2081733 - 05/13/13 06:19 AM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 84
IstvnE Offline
Full Member
IstvnE  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 84
For violin,

Bach Double
Brahms Double
Bruch Scottish Fantasy
Bruch No. 1
Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet
Conus! (How has this not gotten any mentions?)
Dvorak
Elgar
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole (again, no mentions?)
Mozart No. 4
Mozart No. 5
Prokofiev No. 2
Sibelius
Viexutemps No. 5
Wieniawski No. 2

My absolute favorites, sort of a lengthy list, even though I did exclude many already (violinist here). If I were to write about each of these my post would probably be a couple pages long. In short, I exhort you listen to:

Bach Double
Bruch Scottish Fantasy
Dvorak
Elgar
Mozart No. 5
Sibelius

Though I love every concerto I listed; and I purposely left out the Mendelssohn, Tchaik, Beeth, Brahms, etc. for I felt it was unnecessary to list them. Here's a quote of the great Joseph Joachim telling about them, "The Germans have four violin concertos. The greatest, most uncompromising is Beethoven's. The one by Brahms vies with it in seriousness. The richest, the most seductive, was written by Max Bruch. But the most inward, the heart's jewel, is Mendelssohn's."

Oh how I would love for a "Sonatas" (nonpiano) thread *drool*

Edit: And if you have not listened to Mozart's Symphonie Concertante K. 364 please do. Perhaps my favorite composition of his, I have not the words to describe it, just take a chance to listen to what may be one of the greatest compositions ever manifested. Exaggeration? Please.

Last edited by gizzards; 05/13/13 06:26 AM.
#2081736 - 05/13/13 06:49 AM Re: Concertos [Re: Gerard12]  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,863
wr Offline
8000 Post Club Member
wr  Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,863
Originally Posted by Gerard12
I'm also a sucker for all of the Hindemith Kammermusik Concertos


Glad you mentioned those - they are a treat. I need to dig out my old recording of the set.

Lars-Erik Larsson did 12 concertinos for various instruments that are seriously charming (I guess the one for piano has to get deleted for the purposes of this thread).

Also, there's a pretty wonderful clarinet concerto by Jean Françaix. And a very wild and entertaining one by Kimmo Hakola.

Has anyone mentioned the Stravinsky violin concerto yet? It's fantastic. Oh, and the one by Carlos Chavez is very good, I think. There's a beautiful one by Lou Harrison for violin and percussion ensemble - it's the sort of thing he did really well. Here's a link -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1chsAeO_cE


#2081749 - 05/13/13 07:49 AM Re: Concertos [Re: wr]  
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 9,120
bennevis Offline
9000 Post Club Member
bennevis  Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 9,120
I've been listening to Kaija Saariaho's Clarinet Concerto "D'OM LE VRAI SENS" - the capitals are her own - which, like all Saariaho, is captivating, beautiful and weird by turns. The microtones in it contribute to the effect, but don't worry, her music isn't of the plink-plonk type grin.


"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life."
#2081777 - 05/13/13 09:14 AM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 40
Roland_Guy Offline
Full Member
Roland_Guy  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 40
South Africa
Szymanowski violin concerto. A beauty.


Classical, Jazz Pianist.
From Bach to the Blues.
#2081866 - 05/13/13 11:57 AM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,049
JdhPiano924 Offline
1000 Post Club Member
JdhPiano924  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,049
Evansville, Indiana
I have loved the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and the Szymanowski Violin Concerto.

#2081918 - 05/13/13 01:38 PM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 783
the nosy ape Offline
500 Post Club Member
the nosy ape  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 783
Westford, MA
My favorite violin concertos are the Beethoven and the Bruch g minor. I also like the Hummel trumpet concerto and Flanders and Swann's take on Mozart's Horn Concerto #4.

#2082072 - 05/13/13 07:40 PM Re: Concertos [Re: JdhPiano924]  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,863
wr Offline
8000 Post Club Member
wr  Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,863
Originally Posted by jdhampton924
I have loved the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and the Szymanowski Violin Concerto.


There are two Symanowski violin concertos - you probably mean the first, which is more the more popular of the two, I think. It's luscious.

#2083439 - 05/16/13 12:48 AM Re: Concertos [Re: Orange Soda King]  
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 392
Serge Marinkovic Offline
Full Member
Serge Marinkovic  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 392
United States
Beethoven's Triple Concerto with Claudio Arrau, Piatagorsky and?


Serge P. Marinkovic, MD

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

UK Members
Please check in
UK Members & Friends
Checking on our members and friends from the UK. Please Check In When Able
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
What's Hot!!
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Review of Pollini and Perahia at Carnegie
by pianoloverus. 05/24/17 08:00 AM
Practicing scales plus.
by happyhacker. 05/24/17 05:08 AM
More? Or less?
by Jolly. 05/23/17 09:10 PM
1985 Kawai KG-2D
by saltshaker. 05/23/17 08:56 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics179,854
Posts2,629,318
Members87,864
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Report Problems With New Forums
Report Problems with New Forums Here!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0