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Johann Sebastian Bach:

What's a Concerto?

A concerto is a piece of music in which one or more solo instruments get to shine in front of an orchestra. A concerto can be written for any instrument. A "concerto grosso" is a concerto for two groups of instruments -- a smaller group of soloists alternating with a larger group.

Music heard in this episode:

JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Torelli: Concerto
Vivaldi: Four Seasons – Autumn
Hummel: Trumpet Concerto
Haydn: Cello Concerto
Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto
James Macmillan: Veni, Veni Emanuel
Mozart: Flute and Harp Concerto
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1
Handel: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1 in C Major
JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

Learn more about Johann Sebastian Bach

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Which composer wrote over 500 concertos?

 Giuseppe Torelli

 Arcangelo Corelli

 Antonio Vivaldi

 Johann Sebastian Bach

The solo parts of a concerto grosso are played by

 a group of soloists

 trumpet

 violin

 organ

Which composer gets most of the credit for developing the concerto?

 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 Johann Sebastian Bach

 Giuseppi Torelli

 George Frederick Handel

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Johann Sebastian Bach:

What's a Concerto?

A concerto is a piece of music in which one or more solo instruments get to shine in front of an orchestra. A concerto can be written for any instrument. A "concerto grosso" is a concerto for two groups of instruments -- a smaller group of soloists alternating with a larger group.

Music heard in this episode:

JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Torelli: Concerto
Vivaldi: Four Seasons – Autumn
Hummel: Trumpet Concerto
Haydn: Cello Concerto
Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto
James Macmillan: Veni, Veni Emanuel
Mozart: Flute and Harp Concerto
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1
Handel: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 1 in C Major
JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

Learn more about Johann Sebastian Bach

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Which composer wrote over 500 concertos?

 Giuseppe Torelli

 Arcangelo Corelli

 Antonio Vivaldi

 Johann Sebastian Bach

The solo parts of a concerto grosso are played by

 a group of soloists

 trumpet

 violin

 organ

Which composer gets most of the credit for developing the concerto?

 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 Johann Sebastian Bach

 Giuseppi Torelli

 George Frederick Handel

 

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