Italian overture

noun

Definition of Italian overture

  1. :  an overture in three movements to an 18th-century Italian opera or oratorio The Italian overture was to endure in popularity until the end of the eighteenth century and be paramount in the development of the classical symphony. — Jean Grundy Fanelli, Opera for Everyone, 2004 —called also sinfonia

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1779

First Known Use of italian overture

1779


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