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concerto grosso

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A composition for a small group of instrumental soloists and an orchestra.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a musical form, common in the Baroque period, in which contrasting sections are played by full orchestra and by a small group of soloists.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a baroque composition for orchestra and a group of solo instruments

Etymologies

Italian : concerto, concerto + grosso, large.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian (Wiktionary)

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