Is there anything in music more thrilling than a concerto? Few composers in history have not favored musicians with vehicles of virtuosity that bring audiences to their feet. This eclectic selection of works from the 18th century planted robust seeds for the great concertos of the Classical, Romantic, and modern eras.
- Albinoni Concerto in D minor for Oboe, Strings, and Continuo, Op. 9, No. 2 (1722)
- Telemann Concerto in E major for Flute, Oboe, Viola, Strings, and Continuo, TWV 53:E1 (c. 1730–40)
- Locatelli Concerto in G minor for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, Op. 3, No. 6 (1733)
- Tartini Concerto in A major for Cello, Strings, and Continuo (c. 1745–52)
- Vivaldi Concerto in D major for Flute, Strings, and Continuo, RV 428, “Il gardellino” (1729)
- Bach Concerto in C minor for Oboe, Violin, Strings, and Continuo, BWV 1060R (c. 1736)