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Piano concerto
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Piano concerto

A piano concerto is a concerto for solo piano and orchestra.

Concertos for the harpsichord were written throughout the Baroque era, notably by Johann Sebastian Bach (see list of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach for a list). These are often today performed with a piano as the solo instrument. Concertos specifically written for the piano were first composed in the Classical music era. The most important composer in the development of the form was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who, like many later composers, played the solo part of his works in many concerts.

Many later composers have worked in the form, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Edvard Grieg, Johannes Brahms and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The form surivived into the twentieth century, with examples being written by Sergei Rachmaninov, Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók and others, and piano concertos are still written today.

List of piano concertos