The meaning of the term, concerto, has changed at least three times in the history of music. What are the major elements of the concerto? Is there always a soloist? Is there a traditional musical form?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 1:37 am ad1c9bdddf
The term Concerto
Oxford's Music Dictionary (n.d.) references this term, "often applied in the 17th century to ensemble music for voices and instruments; since then it has usually denoted a work in which a solo instrument (or instrumental group) contrasts with an orchestral ensemble...It was the ...
The major elements of the concerto are noted.