Definition of sinfonia concertante in English:
A piece of music for orchestra with one or (usually) more soloists, typically from the 18th century.
- 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'.
Definition of sinfonia concertante in:
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