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   Bach
       Brandenburg Concerto No.1, 1st movement (Bach) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, 3rd movement (Bach) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BMV 1048, 1st movement (Bach) (Concerto)

1    First theme

       Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BMV 1048, 3rd movement (Bach) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D 1st movement (Bach) (Concerto)

1    Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D 1st Movt

       Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D 3rd movement (Bach) (Concerto)

1    Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D 3rd Movt

       Double Concerto for two violins and orchestra BWV 1043 1st movement (Bach) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Double Concerto for two violins and orchestra BWV 1043 2nd movement (Bach) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Double Concerto for two violins and orchestra BWV 1043 3rd movement (Bach) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Piano Concerto No.2 in D BWV 1054 1st movement (Bach) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 2 in D BWV 1054 1st Movt

       Piano Concerto No.2 in D BWV 1054 2nd movement (Bach) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Piano Concerto No.2 in D BWV 1054 3rd movement (Bach) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Violin Concerto in A minor BMV 1041 - 3rd movement (Bach) (Concerto)

1    Main tune


   Beethoven
       Piano Concerto No.1 in C, Op 15 1st movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    1st theme is played by strings.


2    2nd theme

       Piano Concerto No.1 in C, Op 15 2nd movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 1 in C, Op 15 2nd Movt 1st theme

       Piano Concerto No.1 in C, Op 15 3rd movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 1 in C, Op 15 3rd Movt 1st theme


2    Piano Concerto No 1 in C, Op 15 3rd Movt 2nd theme

       Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb, Op 19 1st movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 2 in Bb, Op 19 1st Movt

       Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb, Op 19 2nd movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 2 in Bb, Op 19 2nd Movt

       Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb, Op 19 3rd movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 2 in Bb, Op 19 3rd Movt

       Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op 37 1st movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37 1st Movt 1st theme


2    2nd theme, still by the orchestra.

       Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op 37 2nd movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    First Theme

       Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op 37 3rd movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37 3rd Movt

       Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op 58 1st movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 4 in G, Op 58 1st Movt 1st theme


2    This 2nd theme is played firstly, by the orchestra as the main exposition, after which it is taken up and elaborated by the piano.

       Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op 58 2nd movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 4 in G, Op 58 2nd Movt

       Piano Concerto No.4 in G, Op 58 3rd movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1     This 1st cheerful theme opens on the piano.


2    This 2nd lively theme is played by the strings.


3    This 3rd energetic theme is played by the piano.

       Piano Concerto No.5 in Eb Op 73 'Emperor' 1st movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    The first theme is strong and noble, as befits an emperor.

       Piano Concerto No.5 in Eb Op 73 'Emperor' 2nd movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    This placid theme in the key of B major, is introduced by the strings.


2    Entry of piano, playing simple scale passages over simple tonic/dominant chord sequences played by the orchestra, mainly strings.

       Piano Concerto No.5 in Eb Op 73 'Emperor' 3rd movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    This vigorous theme competes with the main theme of the first movement for the top spot as best-known tune from this concerto.


2    The rondo's second theme (Theme B) is introduced by piano scales


3    The piano plays the main tune of theme B in this rondo movement.

       Violin Concerto 1st movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    Theme 1. This tune is quietly played by the oboes, clarinets and bassoons, then taken up later by the strings.


2    Theme 2, introduced by the woodwinds. This is the best-known tune from Beethoven's violin concerto.


3    Violin solo entrance. The soloist has a very long wait before playing this fairly dramatic opening theme.


4    The soloist plays this tune in a very high register. It is a variation on theme 1 introduced at the start by the orchestra.


5     At long last the soloist gets a chance to play the most recognizable tune from this movement, theme 2, which was introduced by the orchestra at bar 43.

       Violin Concerto 2nd movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    Violin Concerto 2nd Movt

       Violin Concerto 3rd movement (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    Violin Concerto 3rd Movt

       Violin Romance No.2 in F Op 50 (Beethoven) (Concerto)

1    Violin Romance No 2 in F Op 50


   Berlioz
       Harold in Italy Op 18. 1st movement - Harold in the Mountains (Berlioz) (Concerto)

1    Intro A1


2    Intro A2


3    Intro B


4    Theme 1 - entry of solo viola


5    Theme 2


6    Theme 3

       Harold in Italy Op 18. 2nd movement - March of the Pilgrims (Berlioz) (Concerto)

1    Main tune

       Harold in Italy Op 18. 3rd movement -Serenade (Berlioz) (Concerto)

1    Theme 1


2    Theme 2

       Harold in Italy Op 18. 4th movement - Orgy of the Brigands (Berlioz) (Concerto)

1    Theme 1


2    Theme 2


3    Theme 3


   Boccherini
       Cello Concerto in Bb 1st movement (Boccherini) (Concerto)

1    First theme, introduced by orchestra, then taken up by the cello soloist.


2    Second theme

       Cello Concerto in Bb 2nd movement (Boccherini) (Concerto)

1    main theme

       Cello Concerto in Bb 3rd movement (Boccherini) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Cello Concerto in D 1st movement (Boccherini) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Cello Concerto in D 2nd movement (Boccherini) (Concerto)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Cello Concerto in D 3rd movement (Boccherini) (Concerto)

1    First theme


2    Second theme


   Brahms
       Concerto in A minor for violin and cello Op 102 1st mvt (Brahms) (Concerto)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Concerto in A minor for violin and cello Op 102 2nd mvt (Brahms) (Concerto)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Concerto in A minor for violin and cello Op 102 3rd mvt (Brahms) (Concerto)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb 1st movement (Brahms) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 2 in Bb 1st Movt

       Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb 2nd movement (Brahms) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 2 in Bb 2nd Movt

       Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb 3rd movement (Brahms) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 2 in Bb 3rd Movt

       Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb 4th movement (Brahms) (Concerto)

1    First theme


2     This 2nd theme is also used by Brahms in one of his love songs for 4 part choir and piano duet, his famous "Liebslieder".

       Violin Concerto in D Op 77 1st movement (Brahms) (Concerto)

1    First theme, introduced by the orchestra.


2    Second theme, a spirited vigorous entry.


3    Third theme, a wonderful flowing melody.

       Violin Concerto in D Op 77 2nd Movement (Brahms) (Concerto)

1    Violin Concerto in D Op 77 2nd Movt

       Violin Concerto in D Op 77 3rd movement (Brahms) (Concerto)

1    A vigorous theme on the solo violin starts this 3rd movement.


   Bruch
       Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor 1st movement (Bruch) (Concerto)

1    First theme of Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor 1st Movt

       Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor 2nd movement (Bruch) (Concerto)

1    First theme from Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor - 2nd Movt


2    Second and best-loved theme from the slow movement

       Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor 3rd movement (Bruch) (Concerto)

1    Main theme


   Chopin
       Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor 1st movement (Chopin) (Concerto)

1    First theme. After a fiery dramatic opening, the first theme appears in the fifth bar.


2    2nd theme


3    3rd theme

       Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor 2nd movement - Romance (Chopin) (Concerto)

1    Main theme.

       Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor 3rd movement (Chopin) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor 3rd Movt main theme

       Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor, Op 21, 1st movement (Chopin) (Concerto)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor, Op 21, 2nd movement (Chopin) (Concerto)

1    Main slow lyrical theme

       Piano Concerto No.2 in F Minor, Op 21, 3rd movement. (Chopin) (Concerto)

1    First theme


   Corelli
       Concerto for Oboe and Strings (Corelli) (Concerto)

1    Preludio


2    Allemande


3    Sarabande


4    Gavotte


5    Gigue

       Concerto Grosso in G minor Op 6 No.8, 5th movement 'Pastorale'. (Corelli) (Concerto)

1    Main theme


   Dvořák
       Cello Concerto in B minor Op 104 1st movement (Dvořák) (Concerto)

1    First theme


2    Second theme, on french horn.

       Cello Concerto in B minor Op 104 2nd movement (Dvořák) (Concerto)

1    First theme


2    Second theme

       Cello Concerto in B minor Op 104 3rd movement (Dvořák) (Concerto)

1    First theme


   Elgar
       Cello Concerto in E minor Op 85 1st movement (Elgar) (Concerto)

1    Introductory theme


2    First main theme, this is the most well-known adagio cello tune from this concerto.

       Cello Concerto in E minor Op 85 2nd movement (Elgar) (Concerto)

1    After a brief orchestral introduction, the cello plays this stark passage.

       Cello Concerto in E minor Op 85 3rd movement (Elgar) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Cello Concerto in E minor Op 85 4th movement (Elgar) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Romance Op 62 for bassoon and Orchestra (Elgar) (Concerto)

1    First theme by solo bassoon

       Violin Concerto in B minor Op 61, 2nd movement - Andante (Elgar) (Concerto)

1    The quiet orchestral opening to the slow movement.


   Gershwin
       Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin) (Concerto)

1    After the trill and slide, the clarinet plays this 1st theme.


2    Muted trumpets play this bold but cheeky tune.


3    This theme really hammers the 'blue' notes of jazz.


4    A jolly theme on the basses


5    A noble and sweeping theme played by the strings.


   Grieg
       Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16 1st movement (Grieg) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16 1st Movt - Grand Intro on the piano after a drum roll.


2    Theme 1a, woodwinds, with the oboes (divisi) playing the plaintive melody.


3    Theme 1b, bassoons and clarinets. (Bassoon part illustrated here)


4    Theme 1a again. Here the piano takes up the plaintive melody introduced by the woodwinds earlier.


5    Theme 2, a capricious piano tune.


6    Theme 3a ,a more peaceful and lyrical tune introduced by the cellos.


7    Theme 3b, a developmemt from the previous tune, this time taken up by the piano.

       Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16 2nd movement (Grieg) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16 2nd Movt theme 1 (Orch)


2    Theme 2 (Piano)

       Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16 3rd movement (Grieg) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16 3rd Movt theme 1, a fiery statement by the piano.


2    Theme 2, introduced by the flute.


   Handel
       Organ Concerto No.4 1st movement (Handel) (Concerto)

1    Main tune

       Organ Concerto No.6 in Bb Op 4 No.6, 1st movement (Handel) (Concerto)

1    Main theme


   Haydn
       Cello Concerto in C - 1st movement (Haydn) (Concerto)

1    Main theme played on cello after orchestral introduction.

       Cello Concerto in C - 2nd movement (Haydn) (Concerto)

1    Main cello theme

       Cello Concerto in C - 3rd movement (Haydn) (Concerto)

1    The orchestra states the bright main theme

       Cello Concerto in D - 1st movement - Allegro moderato. (Haydn) (Concerto)

1    First theme, played first by the orchestra, then by the soloist


2    Second theme

       Cello Concerto in D - 2nd movement - Adagio (Haydn) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Cello Concerto in D - 3rd movement - rondo (allegro) (Haydn) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Piano Concerto No.11 in D major - 1st movement (Haydn) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Piano Concerto No.11 in D major - 2nd movement (Haydn) (Concerto)

1    main theme

       Piano Concerto No.11 in D major - 3rd movement (Haydn) (Concerto)

1    main theme

       Trumpet Concerto in Eb 1st movement (Haydn) (Concerto)

1    Trumpet Concerto in Eb 1st Movt

       Trumpet Concerto in Eb 2nd movement (Haydn) (Concerto)

1    Trumpet Concerto in Eb 2nd Movt

       Trumpet Concerto in Eb 3rd movement (Haydn) (Concerto)

1    Trumpet Concerto in Eb 3rd Movt


   Hill
       Viola Concerto, 2nd movement - Andantino (Hill) (Concerto)

1    Viola Concerto, 2nd Movt - Andantino


   Hummel
       Trumpet Concerto in Eb major 1st movement - Allegro (Hummel) (Concerto)

1    First theme

       Trumpet Concerto in Eb major 2nd movement - Andante (Hummel) (Concerto)

1    First theme

       Trumpet Concerto in Eb major 3rd movement - Rondo (Hummel) (Concerto)

1    First theme


   Liszt
       Piano Concerto No.1 in Eb (Liszt) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 1 in Eb


   Mendelssohn
       Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor Op 25, 1st movement (Mendelssohn) (Concerto)

1    First introductory theme


2    Second theme, piano entry.


3    Third theme, by the piano


4    Fourth theme, by the piano.

       Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor Op 25, 2nd movement (Mendelssohn) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor Op 25, 3rd movement (Mendelssohn) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Piano Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op 40 - 1st movement (Mendelssohn) (Concerto)

1    First theme, (Introduction)


2    Second theme


3    Third theme

       Piano Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op 40 - 2nd movement (Mendelssohn) (Concerto)

1    Main tune

       Piano Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op 40 - 3rd movement (Mendelssohn) (Concerto)

1    Main Tune

       Violin Concerto in E minor, 1st Movement (Mendelssohn) (Concerto)

1    First theme

       Violin Concerto in E minor, 2nd Movement (Mendelssohn) (Concerto)

1    Main theme, a soaring melody by the solo violinist.

       Violin Concerto in E minor, 3rd movement (Mendelssohn) (Concerto)

1    This brief brass passage is a sort of bridge from the andante movement into the vivace movement.


2    Here the soloist bursts into vivace mode.


3    Third theme


4    Fourth theme


   Mozart
       Bassoon Concerto K191 1st movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Bassoon Concerto K191 1st Movt

       Bassoon Concerto K191 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Bassoon Concerto K191 2nd Movt

       Bassoon Concerto K191 3rd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Bassoon Concerto K191 3rd Movt

       Clarinet Concerto in A K622 1st movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Clarinet Concerto in A K622 1st Movt

       Clarinet Concerto in A K622 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Clarinet Concerto in A K622 2nd Movt

       Clarinet Concerto in A K622 3rd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Clarinet Concerto in A K622 3rd Movt

       Flute and Harp Concerto K299 1st movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Flute and Harp Concerto K299 1st Movt

       Flute and Harp Concerto K299 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Flute and Harp Concerto K299 2nd Movt

       Flute and Harp Concerto K299 3rd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Flute and Harp Concerto K299 3rd Movt

       Flute Concerto in D or Oboe in C K 314, 1st movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Flute Concerto in D or Oboe in C K 314, 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    First theme

       Flute Concerto in D or Oboe in C K 314, 3rd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Flute Concerto in G K313 1st movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    main theme

       Flute Concerto in G K313 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Flute Concerto in G K313 3rd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Horn Concerto No.1 in D K412 1st movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Horn Concerto No.1 in D K412 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Horn Concerto No.2 in Eb major K417 1st movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Orchestral tutti introduction


2    Lyrical 2nd theme on strings


3    Horn entrance

       Horn Concerto No.2 in Eb major K417 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme, strings first, then horn.

       Horn Concerto No.2 in Eb major K417 3rd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    A hunting-horn style of tune by the horn

       Horn Concerto No.3 in Eb K447 1st movement Allegro (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Theme 1


2    Theme 2

       Horn Concerto No.3 in Eb K447 2nd movement Romance (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Horn Concerto No.3 in Eb K447 3rd movement Allegro (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Horn Concerto No.4 in Eb major K495 1st movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Introductory tutti theme


2    This tune is introduced by the strings.


3    This tune marks the entrance of the solo horn.

       Horn Concerto No.4 in Eb major K495 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Horn Concerto No.4 in Eb major K495 3rd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    First sprightly tune by the solo horn.


2    Second theme.

       Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor K466 1st movement - Allegro (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 20 in D Minor K466 1st Movt - Allegro


2    second, more cheerful theme, in F major, on oboes and flutes


3    Third theme, a melancholy melody for solo piano, back in D minor.

       Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor K466 2nd movement - Romanze (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 20 in D Minor K466 2nd Movt - Romanze

       Piano Concerto No.20 in D Minor K466 3rd movement - Rondo (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 20 in D Minor K466 3rd Movt - Rondo


2    This second theme on woodwinds brings almost comic relief, after the dramatic and helter-skelter earlier passages.

       Piano Concerto No.21 in C K467 1st movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 21 in C K467 1st Movt - Theme 1


2    Theme 2 introduced by the piano.

       Piano Concerto No.21 in C K467 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 21 in C K467 2nd Movt

       Piano Concerto No.21 in C K467 3rd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 21 in C K467 3rd Movt

       Piano Concerto No.22 in Eb K482 1st movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    First theme


2    Second theme, introduced by the strings.

       Piano Concerto No.22 in Eb K482 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Piano Concerto No.22 in Eb K482 3rd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    First theme


2    Second theme, introduced on the piano.

       Piano Concerto No.23 in A K488 1st movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 23 in A K488 1st Movt


2    Second theme, by the strings.

       Piano Concerto No.23 in A K488 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 23 in A K488 2nd Movt

       Piano Concerto No.23 in A K488 3rd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto No 23 in A K488 3rd Movt


2    Second theme, on piano.

       Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor K491 1st movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor K491 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor K491 3rd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Piano Concerto No.25 in C K503 1st movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    First theme


2    Second theme, on strings

       Piano Concerto No.25 in C K503 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main tune

       Piano Concerto No.25 in C K503 3rd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Piano Concerto No.26 in D K537 1st movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    First theme


2    Second theme, on strings

       Piano Concerto No.26 in D K537 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Piano Concerto No.26 in D K537 3rd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    First theme


2    Second theme, on the piano.

       Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola 1st Movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Introduction by orchestra ( by piano in this reduction)


2    2nd theme, still by orchestra.(horns)


3    Entrance of the violin and viola


4    4th theme enters on the violin.

       Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola 2nd movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola 2nd Movt

       Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola 3rd Movement (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola 3rd Movement


2    2nd theme

       Violin Concerto No.3 in G K216 1st movement Allegro (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Allegro

       Violin Concerto No.3 in G K216 2nd movement Adagio (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Adagio

       Violin Concerto No.3 in G K216 3rd movement Rondo (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Rondo theme 1


2    Rondo theme 2


3    Rondo theme 3

       Violin Concerto No.5 in A K219 3rd movement "Turkish" (Mozart) (Concerto)

1    Main lyrical theme


2    Second theme, a virtuosic semi-quaver-laden passage


3    Third theme, spitting out open fifths.


   Rachmaninov
       Piano Concerto No.1 in F# Minor Op 1 1st movement (Rachmaninov) (Concerto)

1    Main theme is introduced by the strings, after a dramatic introductory flourish on the piano.

       Piano Concerto No.1 in F# Minor Op 1 2nd movement (Rachmaninov) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Piano Concerto No.1 in F# Minor Op 1 3rd movement (Rachmaninov) (Concerto)

1    The first theme is an incredibly rapid piano passage.

       Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor Op 18 1st movement (Rachmaninov) (Concerto)

1    First sombre theme in C minor


2    Second theme, a more lyrical tune in Eb major.

       Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor Op 18 2nd movement (Rachmaninov) (Concerto)

1    Introductory chord sequence played by the strings.


2    First theme on flute, a mysterious, wistful short tune, accompanied by piano arpeggios.


3    Second theme on clarinet, memorable, constructed out of only four different notes.

       Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor Op 18 3rd movement (Rachmaninov) (Concerto)

1    Playful skippy rhythmic introduction by the strings.


2    First main theme, on piano. Very rapid spririted tune, but still using big chords. Difficult piano playing!


3    Second theme, on oboe. Another of Rachmaninov's memorable, expansive melodies.


4    Repeat of second theme, this time on the piano.

       Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini (complete). (Rachmaninov) (Concerto)

1    A brief dramatic introduction to the rhapsody.


2    Variation 1 - a skeleton of the Paganini theme.


3    The fleshed-out Paganini theme


4    Variation 7 superimposes the orchestral Paganini theme above 'Dies Irae' (Day of wrath) on the piano.


5    Famous variation 18 turns the first 4 notes of the Paganini theme upside-down.


   Rodrigo
       Concierto de Aranjuez - slow movement (Rodrigo) (Concerto)

1    Concierto de Aranjuez - slow movement


   Saint-Saens
       Piano Concerto No.1, 1st movement Andante - allegro assai (Saint-Saens) (Concerto)

1    First theme on French Horns - andante


2    Second theme on strings - allegro assai

       Piano Concerto No.1, 2nd movement - andante sostenuto quasi adagio (Saint-Saens) (Concerto)

1    First theme on piano

       Piano Concerto No.1, 3rd movement - allegro con fuoco (Saint-Saens) (Concerto)

1    A very fiery start with heavy piano chords and scales.

       Piano Concerto No.2 in G Minor Op 22 1st movement (Saint-Saens) (Concerto)

1    The long and virtuosic introductory solo piano passage has no barlines, it is marked 'ad libitum'.


2    This main theme establishes the G minor tonality with a few bars of a Chopinesque accompaniment figure, which continues underneath a sad but lyrical melody.

       Piano Concerto No.2 in G Minor Op 22 2nd movement Allegro Scherzando (Saint-Saens) (Concerto)

1    First main theme, a jolly lilting melody on the piano, then taken up by the strings.


2    This 2nd theme is another bouncy tune, intoduced on the cellos, then taken up by the piano.

       Piano Concerto No.2 in G Minor Op 22 3rd movement (Saint-Saens) (Concerto)

1    First theme


   Schumann
       Piano Concerto in A Minor Op 54 1st movement (Schumann) (Concerto)

1    This first theme is introduced by the woodwinds after a dramatic opening with the piano and orchestra. It is then taken up by the solo piano.


2    This second theme is introduced by the violins


3    This 4th tune emerges on the violins, below the piano's enegetic arpeggios.

       Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54 2nd movement (Schumann) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54 2nd Movt

       Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54 3rd movement (Schumann) (Concerto)

1    Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54 3rd Movt


   Stamitz
       Romance from Clarinet Concerto No.3 (Stamitz) (Concerto)

1    Romance from Clarinet Concerto No 3


   Tchaikovsky
       Piano Concerto No.1 in Bb minor Op 23 1st movement (Tchaikovsky) (Concerto)

1    Grand opening of piano concerto no 1, with first theme suggested on french horns, backed by orchestral chords, followed by main 1st theme on violins and cellos, backed by huge piano chords.


2    Second theme, on clarinets, then picked up by the piano.


3    Third theme on strings, with brief piano episodes.


4    Repeat of 2nd theme, this time on flutes, with piano arpeggios.

       Piano Concerto No.1 in Bb Minor Op 23 2nd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Concerto)

1    Theme 1 on flute, backed by pizzicato and pianissimo chords on strings.


2    The piano repeats theme 1, with only one note different. The third note is a high Bb.It is accompanied by bowed descending string passages.


3    Theme 2 on oboe, picked up by piano 6 bars later.There has been a huge key change from Db major to D major.


4    Theme 3 on violas and cellos, with virtuoso semi-quaver passages on the piano.

       Piano Concerto No.1 in Bb Minor Op 23 3rd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Concerto)

1    A dramatic 4 bar introduction by the strings and timpani


2    The piano attacks the fiery first theme in the 5th bar.


3    A second theme in Gb major played by the strings, seems to evoke memories of Brahms' Hungarian dances.


4    Then a third theme, broader and more melodic, is introduced by the strings and taken up by the piano

       Violin Concerto in D Op 35 1st movement (Tchaikovsky) (Concerto)

1    This introductory passage by the strings precedes the entrance of the violin soloist with a short cadenza.


2    The first theme is introduced by the violin soloist, a robust tune in the tonic D major


3    The second theme is livelier, giving the soloist an opportunity to display virtuosity.


4    The 3rd theme, in a more subdued mood, and still played by the solo violin, has modulated into the dominant key of A major.

       Violin Concerto in D Op 35 2nd movement (Tchaikovsky) (Concerto)

1    An introductory chordal passage on the woodwinds opens the 2nd movement.


2    The solo violin enters with a sad reflective tune in G minor.


3    Theme 2 from the violinist is a more cheerful tune in Eb major.

       Violin Concerto in D Op 35 3rd Movement (Tchaikovsky) (Concerto)

1    This low opening passage on the soloist's G-string seems to resemble starting a car with a crank handle, once it's revved up, the main theme starts to fly!


2    Main theme, an extremely fast and very difficult passage for the solo violin.


3    Second theme, still played by the soloist, but at a somewhat slower tempo.


   Telemann
       Trumpet Concerto in D major 1st movement (Telemann) (Concerto)

1    First theme, introduced immediately by the trumpet.

       Trumpet Concerto in D major 2nd movement (Telemann) (Concerto)

1    Main theme introduced by the orchestra.

       Trumpet Concerto in D major 3rd movement (Telemann) (Concerto)

1    First theme, introduced on the strings.

       Trumpet Concerto in D major 4th movement (Telemann) (Concerto)

1    Immediate introduction of main theme by the trumpet.


   Vivaldi
       Autumn, from Four Seasons, 1st movement (Vivaldi) (Concerto)

1    main theme

       Autumn, from Four Seasons, 2nd movement (Vivaldi) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Autumn, from Four Seasons, 3rd movement (Vivaldi) (Concerto)

1    main theme

       Spring from the Four Seasons, 1st movement allegro (Vivaldi) (Concerto)

1    Giunt'é la primavera - Spring has arrived.

       Spring from the Four Seasons, 2nd movement largo (Vivaldi) (Concerto)

1    Il capraro che dorme. - The goatherd who is sleeping.

       Spring from the Four Seasons, 3rd movement allegro (Vivaldi) (Concerto)

1    Main theme

       Summer from the Four Seasons, 1st movement (Vivaldi) (Concerto)

1    Languidezza per il caldo (Languid from the heat)

       Summer from the Four Seasons, 2nd movement (Vivaldi) (Concerto)

1    Adagio theme

       Summer from the Four Seasons, 3rd movement (Vivaldi) (Concerto)

1    Tempo impetuoso d'estate (impetuous weather of summer)

       Winter, from Four Seasons, 1st movement (Vivaldi) (Concerto)

1    Aggiaciato tremar tra nevi algenti - Iced up, trembling in the chilly snow.

       Winter, from Four Seasons, 2nd movement - Largo. (Vivaldi) (Concerto)

1    Passar al foco I di quieti e contenti, mentre la pioggia fuor bagna ben cento.

       Winter, from Four Seasons, 3rd movement (Vivaldi) (Concerto)

1    caminar sopra'l giaccio - walking on the ice.

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