Definition of sinfonia concertante in English:

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sinfonia concertante

noun

A piece of music for orchestra with one or (usually) more soloists, typically from the 18th century.
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.

Origin

Italian, literally 'harmonizing symphony'.

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