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Concerto (Fr. concert; Ger. Konzert)locked

  • Arthur Hutchings,
  • Michael Talbot,
  • Cliff Eisen,
  • Leon Botstein
  •  and Paul Griffiths


An instrumental work that maintains contrast between an orchestral ensemble and a smaller group or a solo instrument, or among various groups of an undivided orchestra. Before 1700 the term was applied to pieces in a variety of forms for an even greater variety of performing media, voices as well as instruments; it was also used in the sense of ‘ensemble’ or ‘orchestra’. Not until the beginning of the 18th century was it applied consistently (though not exclusively) to works in three movements (fast–slow–fast) for soloist and orchestra, two or more soloists and orchestra (concerto grosso) or undivided orchestra....

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