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Music dictionary in the stories. Letter To


You turn on the radio and hear: "Give a concert on demand. Tchaikovsky. First Concerto for piano and orchestra". The word concert was uttered twice, but with different meanings. What is it in each case?

Latin concertare means to compete. Italian concerto - consent. The music concert was called the work, which involved the soloist and the orchestra. They seem to compete with each other: the virtuoso role of soloist contrasted with the colorful sound of the orchestra.

Usually, instrumental concerts consist of three parts and are created on the same principle as the Sonata. There are also concerts, consisting of more parts, they are one. A lot of shows written for piano, violin, cello and orchestra. There are concerts and other instruments for wind, for Bayan, domra, etc.

You could hear the Concerto for voice and orchestra. It was written by Soviet composer Reinhold Morozevich Glier.

Sometimes composers write concerts not for one but for two or three solo instruments. Then the concert is called: double going triple...

As for the other values of term concert, it means the public performance of musical works where the audience. Also referred to as, in addition, the performance of musical works by radio and television, although transmission there often are of studios, in which no public does not happen. Concerts can be different: symphonic, chamber, choral and pop, solo and mixed.

Music dictionary in stories
Printed materials of the eponymous book by L. Mikheeva (Moscow, "Soviet composer", 1984)

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