Concerto!  If you like virtuoso playing, try these ...

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Prokofiev: Sinfonietta; Sinfonia Concertante; Divertimento
1.  Prokofiev: Sinfonietta; Sinfonia Concertante; Divertimento by Sergey Prokofiev
The list author says:
  "Fiery, demonic and audacious all rolled into one in the Sinfonia Concertante.  Coupled with the other music on this CD makes this a must have."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4
2.  Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4 by Vladimir Ashkenazy
The list author says:
  "The gold standard of virtuoso playing, No.2 & 3 are works that most professional pianists have to be able to play on the concert circuit"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Clarinet Concertos
3.  Clarinet Concertos by Gervase DePeyer
The list author says:
  "Some of the best known clarinet concertos.  Highly accessible and enjoyable to listen to, but very difficult for the soloist to play!"
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Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3 / Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
4.  Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3 / Ravel: Piano Concerto in G by Sergey Prokofiev
The list author says:
  "Unmissable - both works full of orchestral and piano virtuosity.  If you ever get the chance to see the Prokofiev No3 live, then go and see it.  You'll be on the edge of your seat by the end!"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Krommer Double Clarinet Concerto, Spohr Concertos Nos.2 & 4
5.  Krommer Double Clarinet Concerto, Spohr Concertos Nos.2 & 4 by Julian Bliss
The list author says:
  "This is a new addition to this list and has to be mentioned because the works on this CD are rarely performed, but deserve to be heard especially in the hands of these two fabulous soloists"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Concertos
6.  The Concertos by Saeka Matsuyama
The list author says:
  "Extremely innovative approach to concerto writing by Nielsen, very difficult to play for the soloist.  This CD is also a good intro to the composer's music."
£11.37   Used & New from: £3.49

Mozart: The Great Piano Concertos Vol. 1
7.  Mozart: The Great Piano Concertos Vol. 1 by Mitsuko Uchida
The list author says:
  "Mozart is the "father" of the piano concerto as we know it, and as well as a composer he was known throughout Europe as a master performer on the keyboard.  Uchida playes these works masterfully."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Beethoven: 5 Piano Concertos
8.  Beethoven: 5 Piano Concertos by Wilhelm Kempff
The list author says:
  "Kempff's performances are hard to beat"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Great Romantic Violin Concertos
9.  Great Romantic Violin Concertos by Various Composers
The list author says:
  "The Brahms and Tchaikovsky are my favourites on this CD, and Perlman is a legend!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Classical Bassoon Concertos
10.  Classical Bassoon Concertos by Laurence Perkins
The list author says:
  "The bassoon isn't heard much as solo instrument.  It's very hard to play and these works bring out the best from this essential orchestral instrument.  Perkins (the soloist) plays warmly & skillfully"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Shostakovich - Complete Violin,Cello & Piano Concertos / 3CD Set
11.  Shostakovich - Complete Violin,Cello & Piano Concertos / 3CD Set by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "This set is an excellent collection of 20th Century concerto, masterfully written by Shostakovich. The soloists here are all in top form."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

American Classics
12.  American Classics by Gregor Buhl & London Symphony Orchestra Sharon Kam
The list author says:
  "The Copland concerto starts the proceedings with classical poise & serenity, soon followed by the jazzy side of the clarinet: fun, foot tapping, mind-boggling virtuoso playing, all rolled into one CD."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Guitar Concertos
13.  Guitar Concertos by Joaquín Rodrigo
The list author says:
  "A famous guitar concerto, played by one of the most famous classical guitar player and one of the most highly acclaimed conductors of our time.  The coupling with the Takemitsu is an inspired contrast"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3, Concert Fantasy [GEMINI]
14.  Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3, Concert Fantasy [GEMINI] by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
The list author says:
  "No 2 is my personal favourite, but No1 is the famous one!"
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Knotwork
15.  Knotwork by Fell Clarinet Quartet
The list author says:
  "OK this one doesn't have any concertos as such, but the virtuoso clarinet ensemble on this CD and the way they bring the music to life, in my opinion warrants including the CD in this list!"
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Mozart: Clarinet Concerto / Clarinet Quintet
16.  Mozart: Clarinet Concerto / Clarinet Quintet by Jack Brymer
The list author says:
  "Excellent recording and interpretation of Mozart's clarinet masterpieces."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Piano Ctos 1 & 2 / Violin Cto: Essential Classics
17.  Piano Ctos 1 & 2 / Violin Cto: Essential Classics by Mendelssohn
The list author says:
  "Mendelssohn piano concertos, played with gusto and bravado."
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Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.1 - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
18.  Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.1 - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini by Libor Pesek
The list author says:
  "I love this album from start to finish. Fresh and inspired playing."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

JS Bach Keyboard Concertos
19.  JS Bach Keyboard Concertos by Nick van Bloss
The list author says:
  "Elegance and virtuosity"
£12.85   Used & New from: £7.57
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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