The piano is usually placed to the conductor's left behind the violins and next to the harp(s). It is only placed at the front of the orchestra when playing a concerto, or has concerto-like role.
Asked in Classical Music, Ludwig van Beethoven
Which Beethoven symphony had orchestra reeated by piano?
None of Beethoven's symphonies has a piano part. He wrote five concertos for piano accompanied by orchestra, and a Fantasy for piano, chorus and orchestra. ...
Asked in Piano
When did the piano become a part of the orchestra?
The piano has never (or rarely) been part of the orchestra, although it has appeared as a solo instrument with the orchestra from around the middle of the eighteenth century onwards. There are works in which the piano is part of the percussion section. A notable example is Stravinsky's ballet Petroushka. When this is the case, the piano is placed behind the strings on the left, next to the standard percussion. This trend started in the early 20th century. ...
Asked in Music
Can a piano played by itself be an orchestra?
No, a piano is an instrument. An orchestra is an ensemble of different kind of instruments. The piano does not have a place in the average orchestra. It may however play with an orchestra in a concerto. Pianists can also play arrangements of orchestral pieces. ...
What instruments did Mozart compose for?
Mozart composed for nearly every combination of instruments of that time. Examples are works for: piano and orchestra; orchestra; voice and orchestra; piano; string quartet (2 violins, a viola and a cello), string quintet (2 violins, 2 violas and a cello), piano and violin, clarinet and orchestra, flute and orchestra, and many, many others. ...
Asked in Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
What has the author Maurice Hinson written?
Maurice Hinson has written: 'The piano teacher's source book' -- subject(s): Bibliography, Piano, Piano music 'Music for piano and orchestra' -- subject(s): Bibliography, Piano with orchestra, Concertos (Piano) 'The piano in chamber ensemble' -- subject(s): Bibliography, Piano with instrumental ensemble, Chamber music ...
Asked in Musical Instruments
What type of piano is used in a Orchestra?
A piano usually isn't one of the instruments included in the typical layout of a symphony orchestra. However, if a piano is used say, as a solo instrument (e.g. for a piano concerto), an upright grand would be the usual choice. ...
Which instruments did Tchaikovsky write concertos for?
Two are really known: one for violin & orchestra and other for piano & orchestra. ...