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A violin concerto is a concerto for solo violin (occasionally, two or more violins) and instrumental ensemble, customarily orchestra. Such works have been written from the Baroque period, when the solo concerto form was first developed, up through the present day. Many major composers have contributed to the violin concerto repertoire, with the best known works including those by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, and Wieniawski.

In some violin concertos, especially from the Baroque and modern eras, the violin (or group of violins) is accompanied by a chamber ensemble rather than an orchestra—for instance, Vivaldi's L'estro armonico, originally scored for four violins, two violas, cello, and continuo, and Allan Pettersson's first concerto, for violin and string quartet.

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Home | Up | Sinfonia concertante | Concerto grosso | Concerto for Orchestra | Piano concerto | Viola concerto | Violin concerto | Violoncello concerto | Concertino | Clarinet concerto | Harpsichord concerto

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