Meaning of concerto grosso

con•cer•to gros•so

Pronunciation: (kun-cher'tō grō'sōIt.kôn-cher'tô grôs'sô), [key]
— pl. con•cer•ti gros•si con•cer•to gros•sos.
  1. a musical form, common in the Baroque period, in which contrasting sections are played by full orchestra and by a small group of soloists.
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