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concertante

[kon-ser-tahn-tee; Italian kawn-cher-tahn-te] Music.
adjective
1.
brilliantly virtuosic: a concertante part for solo violin.
2.
solo rather than accompanying: a sonata for recorder and harpsichord concertante.
noun, plural concertanti [kon-ser-tahn-tee; Italian kawn-cher-tahn-tee] .
3.
an 18th-century symphonic work with sections for solo instruments.
Also, concertato.


Origin:
1720–30; < Italian, present participle of concertare to give a concert; see -ant

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concertante (ˌkɒntʃəˈtæntɪ)
 
adj
1.  characterized by contrasting alternating tutti and solo passages
 
n , -ti
2.  a composition characterized by such contrasts
 
[C18: from Italian, from concertare to perform a concert, from concertoconcert]

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