concertante

[kon-ser-tahn-tee; Italian kawn-cher-tahn-te] /ˌkɒn sərˈtɑn ti; Italian ˌkɔn tʃɛrˈtɑn tɛ/
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] /ˌkɒn sərˈtɑn ti; Italian ˌkɔn tʃɛrˈtɑn ti/ (Show IPA)
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
Example Sentences for concertante
He wrote for her a new piece the concertante for the lefthand.
British Dictionary definitions for concertante
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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