Vincenzo Bellini, was one of the three great composers of the belcanto-era. However, besides his opera's his instrumental output is limited. The Concerto for Oboe in E-flat major, most likely composed in 1823, is Bellini's only surviving concerto. It's a concerto 'all'italiana', a relatively new form in Bellini's time, which consists of an introduction, a slow section, and an allegro. The concerto has often been noted for its operatic qualities and the usage of 'bel canto' themes in the solo oboe part.