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concerto grosso

[ kuhn-cher-toh groh-soh; Italian kawn-cher-taw graws-saw ]

noun

, plural con·cer·ti gros·si [k, uh, n-, cher, -tee , groh, -see, kawn-, cher, -tee , graws, -see], con·cer·to gros·sos.
  1. a musical form, common in the Baroque period, in which contrasting sections are played by full orchestra and by a small group of soloists.


concerto grosso

/ ˈɡrɒsəʊ /

noun

  1. a composition for an orchestra and a group of soloists, chiefly of the baroque period


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Word History and Origins

Origin of concerto grosso1

1715–25; < Italian: literally, big concert; gross
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Word History and Origins

Origin of concerto grosso1

Italian, literally: big concerto

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