The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto, Paperback Book


No musical genre has had a more chequered critical history than the concerto and yet simultaneously retained as consistently prominent a place in the affections of the concert-going public.

This volume, one of very few to deal with the genre in its entirety, assumes a broad remit, setting the concerto in its musical and non-musical contexts, examining the concertos that have made important contributions to musical culture, and looking at performance-related topics.

A picture emerges of a genre in a continual state of change, re-inventing itself in the process of growth and development and regularly challenging its performers and listeners to broaden the horizons of their musical experience.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 338 pages, 37 music examples
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Music
  • ISBN: 9780521542579



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