Concertino


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Concertino

 

(1) A composition for soloist with orchestral accompaniment intended for concert performance. It differs from the concerto by its smaller scale (either each of the movements of a cycle is brief or there is only one movement; a one-movement concertino is often called a Konzertstück) or by the use of an orchestra of small dimensions (a string ensemble, for instance).

(2) The group of solo (concertizing) instruments employed in a concerto grosso or symphony.

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In the Concertino and Capriccio the pianist Michael Rudy proves his deep affinity for the composer.
Each year, after the end of Concertino Praga the laureates of the international competition perform at a joint concert in Prague, broadcast live both by the Czech Radio and by the international partner broadcasting stations of the EBU network.
There is a wealth of improvisatory skill, especially in the free exchange of concertino and ripieno roles between the three continuo instruments (harpsichord, organ and archlute, played by Alastair Ross, Paul Nicholson and Nigel North respectively).
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Soon to be released are performances of the Bax Concertino for piano and orchestra (whose premiere from Bebbington and the Orchestra of the Swan under David Curtis in Graham Parlett's reconstruction was reviewed here earlier this week) and the John Ireland Piano Concerto, both with Curtis's OOTS, and four British piano concertos with the CBSO con-ducteby Howard Williams.
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The next season will offer audiences keen to hear Czech musicians the pleasure of concerts by the Skampa Quartet and clarinettist Katerina Soukalova--Vachova, winner of the Prague Spring Competition, and also a recital by the piano Trio Concertino, at which the resident musician Ivo Kahanek will introduce himself in the form of a chamber player.
That [second] movement is a little concerto grosso within the concerto, with the concertino consisting of English horn, the solo horn, and a solo viola, and the rest of the ensemble comprising the ripieno....
His Concertino for Piano and Orchestra was started in 1939 and intended for his muse, the pianist Harriet Cohen, but found the prevailing political tension inhibited his creative abilities and it was abandoned.