The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
in folk and occasionally in concert music, an instrumental passage (ritornello) played between the separate parts or sections of a musical piece (for example, between the couplets of chastushka). It may also finish the piece.
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