Concerto grosso

From Musipedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Definition

A concerto grosso is an important form of music which developed throughout the Baroque period. It has 3 main elements:

In a concerto grosso, the small group of soloists (concertino) are combined and contrasted with the ensemble (ripieno).

Examples

BBC Bitesize website Information and highlighted examples of a Concerto Grosso.


This example shows a graphic score which makes it possible to follow the different musical lines and identify the differences between each of the component Concerto grosso parts.


Another example of a Concerto Grosso by Arcangelo Corelli.


A live performance of a Concerto Grosso.


An example of a Concerto grosso RV565 by Vivaldi.

Related concepts