Definition of sinfonia concertante in English:

sinfonia concertante

Syllabification: sin·fo·ni·a con·cer·tan·te
Pronunciation: /ˌsinfəˌnēə ˌkôn(t)SHərˈtänˌtā


A piece of music for orchestra with more than one soloist, typically from the 18th century.
More example sentences
  • Accurately described by composer/critic Kaikosru Sorabji as more of a ‘sinfonia concertante than a concerto in its proper sense,’ this is how it was performed by both orchestra and pianist.
  • Again, according to Klöcker, these ten sinfonias concertantes are not intended to be representative of the genre.


Italian, literally 'harmonizing symphony'.

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