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Concert, concerto
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1. Introduction

The concert, which began to emerge as a profane form of assembly and performance from the 15th century, was a central institution of court culture and, especially, of “bourgeois musical culture." Etymologically derived from the Latin conserere (“to unite") or concertare (“to contend”, “to bring into agreement”), concerts, or “musical gather…

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Busch-Salmen, Gabriele, “Concert, concerto”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022607>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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