concerto

(1) ensemble music for voice(s) and instrument(s) (17th century); (2) extended piece of music in which a solo instrument or instruments is contrasted with an orchestral ensemble (post-17th century).
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Concerto

A concerto (from the concerto, plural concerti or, often, the anglicised form concertos) is a musical composition usually composed in three parts or movements, in which (usually) one solo instrument (for instance, a piano, violin, cello or flute) is accompanied by an orchestra or concert band. The etymology is uncertain, but the word seems to have...
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Concerto

• (n.) A composition (usually in symphonic form with three movements) in which one instrument (or two or three) stands out in bold relief against the orchestra, or accompaniment, so as to display its qualities or the performer`s skill.
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concerto

noun a composition for orchestra and a soloist
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Concerto

Con·cer'to noun ; plural Concertos . [ Italian See Concert , noun ] (Mus.) A composition (usually in symphonic form with three movements) in which one instrument (or two or three) stands out in bold relief against the orchestra, or accompaniment, so ...
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concerto

a composition for one or more solo instruments with orchestral accompaniment, usually written in three movements.
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Concerto

A composition written for a solo instrument. The soloist plays the melody while the orchestra plays the accompaniment.
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Concerto

A composition written for a solo instrument. The soloist plays the melody while the orchestra plays
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Concerto

A concerto is a musical composition (usually in symphonic form with three movements) in which one instrument (or two or three) stands out in bold relief against the orchestra, or accompaniment, so as to display its qualities or the performer's skill.
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Concerto

A musical work where a solo instrument is accompanied by an orchestra
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Concerto

A piece in which an instrument (or ensemble) contrasts with an orchestral ensemble.
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Concerto

A piece of music written for orchestra and soloist (e.g. orchestra and violin).
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Concerto

An instrumental composition for solo instrument(s), often in three movements, frequently accompanied by an orchestra. The sequence of the movements in a concerto generally is fast-slow-fast.
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concerto

Composition, traditionally in three movements, for solo instrument (or instruments) and orchestra. It developed during the 18th century from the concerto grosso form for orchestra, in which a group of solo instruments (concerto) is contrasted with a full orchestra (ripieno). Arcangelo Corelli and Giuseppe Torelli were early concerto composers, foll...
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concerto

concerto (kunchâr'tō) , musical composition usually for an orchestra and a soloist or a group of soloists. In the 16th cent. concertare and concertato implied an ensemble, either vocal or instrumental. At the end of the century concerto referred to music in which two ensembles contest...
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concerto

since about 1750, a musical composition for instruments in which a solo instrument is set off against an orchestral ensemble. The soloist and ... [7 related articles]
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concerto

[n] - a composition for orchestra and a soloist
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