Innovative Aspects of the Modern Concerto(extravagant compositional models of the 20th century)


  • Prof. PhD Petruța-Maria Coroiu "George Enescu" National University of Arts Iași



concerto, modernity, virtuosity, time, genre


The instrumental concerto remains one of the most appreciated genres – both by the general public and by virtuoso interpreters – all throughout its existence, including the 20th century. The century of acute modernity saw a re-evaluation of all the musical forms and genres, resulting in novel challenges, solved in unexpected ways by the great composers of the time. This paper aims to provide a summary of the evolution of the concerto in the music of the 20th century, highlighting certain elements of originality, extravagant compositions which go beyond the principles of musical creation.