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concerto

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Definition music written for orchestra and one (or more) solo instruments
  • I like to listen to Bach's Brandenburg Concertos in the background while I'm doing homework.
concertos = music written for orchestra and one (or more) solo instruments
  • Concertos have been written for all instruments, but most are written for violin, cello, or piano because those instruments provide such a wide, dynamic and expressive range.
  • concertos = music written for orchestra and one (or more) solo instruments
  • Playing a concerto with Zubin is like being surrounded by a well-loved, cashmere-lined silk glove.
    Isaac Stern
  • "That's sounding quite beautiful," Simon said toward the end of camp as he listened to me practice a movement from Hayden's Cello Concerto no. 2, a piece that had given me no end of trouble when I'd first attempted it last spring.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • concerto = music written for orchestra and a solo instrument
  • He had always wanted to write Music and he could give no other identity to the thing he sought. If you want to know what it is, he told himself, listen to the first phrases of Tchaikovsky's First Concerto, or the last movement of Rachmaninoff's Second. Men have not found the words for it nor the deed nor the thought, but they have found the Music.
    Ayn Rand
  • It is possible to enjoy the Mozart concerto without being able to play the clarinet. In fact, you can learn to be an expert connoisseur of music without being able to play a note on any instrument. Of course, music would come to a halt if nobody ever learned to play it. But if everybody grew up thinking that music was synonymous with playing it, think how relatively impoverished many lives would be. Couldn't we learn to think of science in the same way?
    Richard Dawkins
  • Marianne was then giving them the powerful protection of a very magnificent concerto
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • "Tell Jace Herondale that he plays Chopin's Concerto no. 2 very well," he said, and vanished after Tessa, into the crowd.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Concerto Grosso in F Major by Handel.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • When he was not performing himself, he played tapes of the great symphonies and concertos, so that the villa was never silent.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • He played a fragment from Beethoven's concerto.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Cox looked at the watchers, and bowed and waved like a musician who had just played a very difficult piano concerto.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • Chris put a cello concerto by Dvotak on the stereo, but eventually we switched to the Dixie Chicks.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Concertos are these tapestries, and all the other bolts of cloth are serenades, waltzes, overtures, and rhapsodies.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Mr. Dussel makes the beds (all wrong, of course), always whistling the same Beethoven violin concerto as he goes about his work.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • By now, it was not likely she could play the opening movement of her Liszt concerto.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • He chose the concerto that Ronnie had played at her performance at Carnegie Hall, and closing his eyes, he concentrated.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • A violin concerto played from a hidden speaker.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • He did, however, dig up and copy Camille Saint—Saens's Concerto for Violoncello.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • It was one Sunday afternoon when Nollie and her family were visiting that Peter suddenly spoke up in the middle of a Brahms concerto.
    Corrie ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place

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