[kuh n-cher-toh groh-soh; Italian kawn-cher-taw graws-saw]
- a musical form, common in the Baroque period, in which contrasting sections are played by full orchestra and by a small group of soloists.
Origin of concerto grosso
1715–25; < Italian: literally, big concert; see gross
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- a composition for an orchestra and a group of soloists, chiefly of the baroque period
Italian, literally: big concerto
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