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Concertos


  • Here are entered collections of concertos for various solo instruments with various instrumental accompaniments.
  • Concertos accompanied by full orchestra are entered under the heading Concertos followed by the solo instrument(s) in parentheses, e.g. [Concertos (Piano); Concertos (Bassoon and clarinet); Concertos (String quartet).] For concertos with accompaniment of an ensemble other than full orchestra, the type of ensemble is included in the parenthetical statement following the word "with," e.g. [Concertos (Flute with string orchestra); Concertos (Harpsichord with instrumental ensemble); Concertos (Trumpet with band).] For concertos featuring the entire ensemble, the type of ensemble is stated in parentheses as the medium of performance, e.g. [Concertos (Orchestra).]
  • Musical works of the concerto type that are not titled "Concerto," are entered under headings such as [Concerti grossi; Violin with string orchestra; Symphonies (Viola with orchestra); Variations (Piano with orchestra).]
  • Musical works titled "Concerto" but not of the concerto type, are entered under headings for the medium of performance, e.g. [Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with cello; Harpsichord music; Trios (Unspecified instruments (3)); Vocalises (High voice) with instrumental ensemble.]
  • Works about the concerto are entered under the heading [Concerto.]
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    • Concerti
    • Concertinos
    • Simphonies concertantes
    • Sinfonie concertanti
    • Sinfonies concertantes
    • Symphonies concertantes
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  • Sources

    • found: Grove music online, March 8, 2021:Concerto (An instrumental work that maintains contrast between an orchestral ensemble and a smaller group or a solo instrument, or among various groups of an undivided orchestra. Before 1700 the term was applied to pieces in a variety of forms for an even greater variety of performing media, voices as well as instruments; it was also used in the sense of 'ensemble' or 'orchestra'.)
    • found: Grove music online, March 8, 2021:Symphonie concertante (A concert genre of the late 18th and early 19th centuries for solo instruments--usually two, three or four, but on occasion as many as seven or even nine--with orchestra; Attempts at explicating the term 'symphonie concertante' have foundered on two counts: first, on the confusion between the adjective 'concertante', loosely employed in the 18th century, and the noun-complex 'symphonie concertante', which refers to a specific genre; and secondly, on the difference between works called 'symphonie concertante' and those, also with more than one solo instrument, called 'concerto for two [three, four] instruments')
    • found: New Harvard dictionary of music, 2003:Symphonie concertante (sinfonia concertante; in the 18th and early 19th centuries, a type of concerto for two or more solo instruments (normally strings or winds) and orchestra)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered collections of concertos for various solo instruments with various instrumental accompaniments.
    • Concertos accompanied by full orchestra are entered under the heading Concertos followed by the solo instrument(s) in parentheses, e.g. [Concertos (Piano); Concertos (Bassoon and clarinet); Concertos (String quartet).] For concertos with accompaniment of an ensemble other than full orchestra, the type of ensemble is included in the parenthetical statement following the word "with," e.g. [Concertos (Flute with string orchestra); Concertos (Harpsichord with instrumental ensemble); Concertos (Trumpet with band).] For concertos featuring the entire ensemble, the type of ensemble is stated in parentheses as the medium of performance, e.g. [Concertos (Orchestra).]
    • Musical works of the concerto type that are not titled "Concerto," are entered under headings such as [Concerti grossi; Violin with string orchestra; Symphonies (Viola with orchestra); Variations (Piano with orchestra).]
    • Musical works titled "Concerto" but not of the concerto type, are entered under headings for the medium of performance, e.g. [Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with cello; Harpsichord music; Trios (Unspecified instruments (3)); Vocalises (High voice) with instrumental ensemble.]
    • Works about the concerto are entered under the heading [Concerto.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Concerto]
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  • Change Notes

    • 2001-03-02: new
    • 2021-08-17: revised
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