[kon-cher-tee-noh; Italian kawn-cher-tee-naw]
- a short concerto.
- the group of solo instruments in a concerto grosso.
- a section in a concerto grosso played by these instruments.
Origin of concertino
1720–30; < Italian, equivalent to concert(o) (see concerto) + -ino diminutive suffix
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Historical Examples of concertino
The Concertino consists of a trio for two violins and bass soli, with Cembalo Obbligato.
The Germans introduced wood-wind into the concertino, combining thus a violin, an oboe, a bassoon.
- the small group of soloists in a concerto grossoCompare ripieno
- a short concerto
Word Origin for concertino
C19: from Italian: a little concerto
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