Concerto-grosso meaning

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A composition for a small group of instrumental soloists and an orchestra.
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A composition for a small group of solo instruments, as a trio, contrasted with and accompanied by a full orchestra.
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(music) A musical form, common in the Baroque period, in which contrasting sections are played by full orchestra and by a small group of soloists.
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Origin of concerto-grosso

  • Italian concerto concerto grosso large
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary