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concertino

[ kon-cher-tee-noh; Italian kawn-cher-tee-naw ]

noun

, Music.
, plural con·cer·ti·ni [kon-cher-, tee, -nee, kawn-che, r, -, tee, -nee].
  1. a short concerto.
  2. the group of solo instruments in a concerto grosso.
  3. a section in a concerto grosso played by these instruments.


concertino

/ ˌkɒntʃəˈtiːnəʊ /

noun

  1. the small group of soloists in a concerto grosso Compare ripieno
  2. a short concerto


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Word History and Origins

Origin of concertino1

1720–30; < Italian, equivalent to concert ( o ) ( concerto ) + -ino diminutive suffix

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Word History and Origins

Origin of concertino1

C19: from Italian: a little concerto

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Example Sentences

The Germans introduced wood-wind into the concertino, combining thus a violin, an oboe, a bassoon.

The Concertino consists of a trio for two violins and bass soli, with Cembalo Obbligato.

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