concerto grosso
(kohn-CHAIR-toe GROE-soe)


[It.]


A Baroque style of music in which a small group of solo instruments (the concertino) plays in opposition to a larger ensemble (the ripieno).


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Handel: Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6, No. 1, I
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 31
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051, III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 38
Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 11, No. 3, III
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 21

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