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n. pl. con·cer·ti·nos
1. A short concerto.
2. The solo group in a concerto grosso.

[Italian, diminutive of concerto, concert; see concert.]


n, pl -ni (-nɪ)
1. (Classical Music) the small group of soloists in a concerto grosso. Compare ripieno
2. (Classical Music) a short concerto
[C19: from Italian: a little concerto]


(ˌkɒn tʃərˈti noʊ)

n., pl. -ni (-nē).
1. a short concerto.
2. the group of solo instruments in a concerto grosso.
[1720–30; < Italian, =concert(o) (see concerto) + -ino -ine3]
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It is surely significant that Leopold Hofmann, a prolific Viennese composer of concertos and one whose works are referred to by Maunder, employed this type of structure only in keyboard 'concertos' and concertinos (which Maunder refers to as ensemble concertos).
Although Maunder does consider the more exotic scorings encountered in the concertino and symphonie concertante, these occupy a relatively modest position in the book.