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concerto

A concerto (from the Latin concertare meaning 'to contend or debate') is a multimovement work for a soloist, or small group of soloists, and a large group of players, generally an orchestra, in which the soloist is accompanied by the orchestra. Generally, there are three movements.

 

A concerto grosso is a type of concerto in which a group of soloists (concertino) is combined and contrasted with a larger group (ripieno).