concerto for orchestra

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A comp. like a conc. but not for one particular soloist, though individual members or sections of the orch. may have important solo (concertante) roles. The form is a 20th‐cent. development. Famous examples are by Bartók, Tippett, Kodály, Gerhard, Lutosławski, Petrassi, and others.

Subjects: Music.

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