A composition for an orchestra plus one or more solo instruments, typically in three motions.
a bit of music for one or higher solo instruments and orchestra.
A composition (usually in symphonic form with three motions) where one tool (or several) stands apart in strong relief against the orchestra, or accompaniment, in order to show its attributes and/or performer's ability.
In music: A concert.
Same as concertante.
a structure for 2 or maybe more solamente tools of the same or of another sort: because, Bach's concerto for four pianos; Handel's concerti grossi for 2 violins and violoncello soli, with accompaniment for a stringed orchestra. These types of concertos are known as dual, triple, etc., in line with the number of solo instruments.
A composition, often in symphonic form, written for example principal tool (occasionally for longer than one), with accompaniment for a sizable or little orchestra, and intended to show the capability of a solo performer.