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concerto grosso: Meaning and Definition of

con•cer•to gros•so

Pronunciation: (kun-cher't? gr?'s?It.kn-cher't grs's), [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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