Definition of sinfonia in English:

sinfonia

Syllabification: sin·fo·ni·a
Pronunciation: /ˌsinfəˈnēə
 
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noun

Music
  • 1A symphony.
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    • His vibrant symphonies four, five and six show him at his peak, but this sinfonia is over the hill.
  • 1.1(In the 17th and 18th centuries) an orchestral piece used as an introduction, interlude, or postlude to an opera, oratorio, cantata, or suite.
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    • That Zelenka was sent to study in Italy is reflected in the Italian elements of the introduction, an orchestral sinfonia, which leads into the adagio for solo oboe.
    • It was not unusual for a Baroque composer - such as his father - to adapt a sinfonia from a cantata into a concerto movement, or to take a secular aria and insert it, with a new text, into a sacred work.
    • Such composers as Sammartini began to write sinfonias for strings, which marked a departure from Baroque instrumental forms and served as models for J. C. Bach and others.

Origin

Italian.

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