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Concertino

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Concertino (Mus) A piece for one or more solo instruments with orchestra; -- more concise than the concerto.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n concertino In music, a small concerto.
    • concertino In music, employed in the performance of a concerto: as, a violino concertino.
    • n concertino In a concerto grosso (which see), the group of solo instruments taken collectively.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Concertina

Usage

In literature:

A. Carpenter's "Concertino" by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, with Percy Grainger as pianist.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
At his right hand he has the "concertino" group (consisting of the 'cellist, two violinists and two flautists).
"Handel" by Romain Rolland
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In news:

Concertino for Flute & Orchestra in D.
The first half of Shandy Phillips' "Concertino for Violin, Viola, Piano and String Orchestra" is slow, while the second half is speedy.
As part of its program "Song(Writer)s Without Words," the Eos Orchestra will perform a concertino written by gay composer and Broadway fixture Stephen Sondheim in 1949.
Concertino for Clarinet & Orchestra.
Manhart, NSU's professor of high brass and jazz studies, will perform "Concertino," composed by Johann Georg Albrechtsberger around 1800.
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