Concerto



[kuh n-cher-toh; Italian kawn-cher-taw] /kənˈtʃɛr toʊ; Italian kɔnˈtʃɛr tɔ/

noun, plural concertos, concerti
[kuh n-cher-tee] /kənˈtʃɛr ti/ (Show IPA). Music.
1.
a composition for one or more principal instruments, with orchestral accompaniment, now usually in symphonic form.
/kənˈtʃɛətəʊ/
noun (pl) -tos, -ti (-tɪ)
1.
a composition for an orchestra and one or more soloists. The classical concerto usually consisted of several movements, and often a cadenza See also sonata (sense 1), symphony (sense 1)
2.
another word for ripieno
n.

1730, from Italian concerto (see concert). Concerto grosso is from 1724.
concerto [(kuhn-chair-toh)]

A piece of instrumental music written for one or more soloists and an orchestra.

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