Flute concerto

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A flute concerto is a concerto for solo flute and instrumental ensemble, customarily the orchestra. Such works have been written from the Baroque period, when the solo concerto form was first developed, up through the present day. Some major composers have contributed to the flute concerto repertoire, with the best known works including those by Mozart and Vivaldi.

Traditionally a three-movement work, the modern-day flute concerto has occasionally been structured in four or more movements. In some flute concertos, especially from the Baroque and modern eras, the flute is accompanied by a chamber ensemble rather than an orchestra.

The 20th century saw the flute concerto championed by the famous French flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal.

Selected repertoire[edit]

The following concertos are presently found near the centre of the mainstream Western repertoire for the flute.

Baroque[edit]

Classical[edit]

Romantic[edit]

Modern[edit]

See also[edit]