concerto grosso

noun concerto gros·so \ -ˈgrō-(ˌ)sō , -ˈgrȯ- \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of concerto grosso

plural concerti grossi play \-ˈgrō-(ˌ)sē, -ˈgrȯ-\
: a baroque orchestral composition featuring a small group of solo instruments contrasting with the full orchestra

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Origin and Etymology of concerto grosso

Italian, literally, big concerto


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