Concertante

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Concertante (Mus) A concert for two or more principal instruments, with orchestral accompaniment. Also adjectively; as, concertante parts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • concertante In music, agreeing; harmonious.
    • n concertante In music: A composition suitable for a concert.
    • n concertante A composition for two or more solo voices or instruments, with accompaniment for the organ or orchestra, so constructed that each of the solo voices or instruments comes into prominence in turn.
    • n concertante A composition for two or more solo instruments without orchestra.
    • concertante An old term used to designate orchestral parts or instruments that were employed throughout a piece: opposed to ripieno parts, which were used only at intervals for fuller effect.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., orig p. pr. of concertare, to form or perform a concert. See Concert

Usage

In literature:

We each played a concerto of our own composition, after which we played together a duo concertante by Kreutzer.
"Great Violinists And Pianists" by George T. Ferris
Symphony Concertante (piano, violin and viola).
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
A concerto for several solo players is called a concertante.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
Introduction of Concertante Instruments to the song.
"Musical Myths and Facts, Volume II (of 2)" by Carl Engel
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In news:

Concertante For Flute And Clarinet.
Symphonie Concertante for Violin and Viola in Bb, B 112.
4, Sinfonia concertante (with Schumann : Symphony No.
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