sinfonia concertante


sinfonia con·​cer·​tante -ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈtän-tē How to pronounce sinfonia concertante (audio)
: a concerto for more than one solo instrument

Word History


Italian, literally, symphony in concerto style

First Known Use

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sinfonia concertante was circa 1903

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“Sinfonia concertante.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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