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con·cer·to

 (kən-chĕr′tō)
n. pl. con·cer·tos or con·cer·ti (-tē)
A composition for an orchestra and one or more solo instruments, typically in three movements.

[Italian, concert; see concert.]

concerto

(kənˈtʃɛətəʊ)
n, pl -tos or -ti (-tɪ)
1. (Classical Music) a composition for an orchestra and one or more soloists. The classical concerto usually consisted of several movements, and often a cadenza. See also sonata1, symphony1
2. (Classical Music) another word for ripieno
[C18: from Italian: concert]

con•cer•to

(kənˈtʃɛr toʊ, -ˈtʃɜr-)

n., pl. -tos, -ti (-ti)
a musical composition usu. in three movements for one or more solo instruments and orchestra.
[1720–30; < Italian, <concertare; see concert (v.)]

concerto

concert
1. 'concerto'

A concerto /kən'tʃeətəʊ/ is a piece of classical music written for one or more solo instruments and an orchestra.

...Beethoven's Violin Concerto.
2. 'concert'

Note that you do not call a performance of music given by musicians a 'concerto'. You call it a concert /'kɒnsət/.

She had gone to the concert that evening.

concerto

A work for a solo instrument, with orchestral accompaniment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concerto - a composition for orchestra and a soloist
classical, classical music, serious music - traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
concerto grosso - a baroque composition for orchestra and a group of solo instruments
Translations
قِطْعَة موسيقيه حِواريّهكُونْشيرتو
koncert
koncert
konsertto
koncert
versenymûversenymű
konsert
コンチェルト
협주곡
koncerts
koncert
musikstycke
bản concertocông xéc tôcông-xéc-tô

concerto

[kənˈtʃɛətəʊ] N (concertos, concerti (pl)) [kənˈtʃɛətiː]concierto m

concerto

[kənˈtʃɛərtəʊ] nconcerto mconcert promoter npromoteur/trice m/fconcert tour ntournée f de concertsconcert venue nlieu m de concert

concerto

nKonzert nt, → Concerto nt

concerto

[kənˈtʃɛətəʊ] nconcerto

concerto

(kənˈtʃəːtəu) plural conˈcertos noun
a piece of music written for one or more solo instruments and orchestra. a piano concerto.

concerto

كُونْشيرتو koncert koncert Concerto κοντσέρτο concierto konsertto concerto koncert concerto コンチェルト 협주곡 concerto konsertstykke koncert composição musical, concerto концерт musikstycke การเล่นเพลงคลาสสิคที่มีนักร้องเดี่ยวหนึ่งหรือมากกว่าหนึ่งคน konçerto bản concerto 协奏曲
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Elizabeth, easy and unaffected, had been listened to with much more pleasure, though not playing half so well; and Mary, at the end of a long concerto, was glad to purchase praise and gratitude by Scotch and Irish airs, at the request of her younger sisters, who, with some of the Lucases, and two or three officers, joined eagerly in dancing at one end of the room.
In obedience to this command the crier performed another concerto on the bell, whereupon a gentleman in the crowd called out 'Muffins'; which occasioned another laugh.
Following the exquisite Supraphon set of his piano trios, performed by the Smetana Trio, Radioservis has released a recording featuring all five of his piano concertos, plus the Concertino for Piano and Orchestra and the Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra.
Javier Bonet, internationally acclaimed natural horn soloist, has once again produced a beautiful recording, remarkable both for the extraordinary interpretations of the Mozart Horn Concertos and for the forward-thinking packaging and video ad-ons.
The music on the program will include horn concertos by Richard Strauss and Reinhold Gliere; Concertino for Trombone by Ferdinand David; a clarinet concerto by Carl Maria von Weber; a concerto for saxophone quartet by Philip Glass; vocal selections from George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" and Richard Wagner's "Wesendonck Lieder"; a bassoon concerto by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich; a double bass concerto by Johann Vanhal; violin concertos by P.
Bach wrote the six Brandenburg Concertos while he was in Kothen, employed as conductor of the chamber orchestra that Prince Leopold von Anhalt-Kothen kept at his court.
The concerto is the ultimate vehicle for accomplished musicians to demonstrate their skills.
Highlights include such staples of the repertory as Bach Keyboard Suites, Beethoven Sonatas, Chopin Mazurkas and Nocturnes, as well as Concertos by Bartok and Prokofiev.
Her next recording, featuring concertos by Paganini and Spohr, is both wish fulfillment and a trip backward for her.
a sonata for flute and bass (in manuscript at the Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen); six keyboard sonatas (in manuscript at the Benediktinerkloster in Mariastein, Switzerland); and a now-lost oboe quarter (manuscript once held by the Furtlich Furstenbergische Hofbibliothek, Donaueschingen)--arias for soprano with oboe obbligato, which he performed with his wife, but all of which are also now lost; and more significantly, a dozen or so oboe concertos, obviously conceived for his own use.
The cover photograph on this five CD boxed set - rural Devon in the early morning - and the subtitle, A Collection of Timeless English Concertos, might lead you to expect nearly six hours of nonstop pastoral idylls.
Finally, I should mention that as good a bargain as this Naxos release is, one can still buy a two-disc, mid-priced Philips set that includes possibly the best Grieg Concerto interpretation of all, with Stephen Kovacevich and Colin Davis, along with piano concertos from Schumann (Kovacevich), Addinsell (Dichter), Tchaikovsky (Argerich), and Brahms (Kovacevich again), making the set one of the ultimate great bargains in the history of recorded music.