Categories: Music Theory

A solo group of instruments within the Baroque concerto grosso.

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Definition of "Concertino" by Chat GPT: The term "concertino" is used in music to refer to a small group of soloists or instruments that are featured prominently in a concerto or similar composition. The concertino typically contrasts with a larger group (the ripieno) in terms of both instrumentation and musical material. The concertino may consist of one or more instruments (such as a violin or a group of wind instruments) that play together as a unit, or it may feature individual soloists who take turns performing. In general, the concertino plays a more virtuosic and expressive role than the ripieno, showcasing the talents of the individual performers and providing a focal point for the composition.
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