sinfonietta

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either:

Compare the FrenchItalian hybrid symphonietta.

Pronunciation[edit]

or as in Italian

Noun[edit]

sinfonietta (plural sinfoniettas or sinfoniette)

  1. (music) A small-scale symphony (either in length or size of orchestra needed).
  2. (music) A small orchestra.

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References[edit]

  • ‖sinfonietta” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989]
      (sinfoniˈɛtta, sɪnfəʊˈnjɛtə) [It., dim. of prec.]
  • Grove Music Online, Sinfonietta
      The word is not genuine Italian and has been little used by Italian composers. It was apparently coined by Joachim Raff, whose Sinfonietta in F for ten wind instruments, op.188, was published in 1874.
  • The Oxford Companion to Music, sinfonietta
      The first known work to be so designated was Rimsky-Korsakov’s Symphoniette sur des thèmes russes, composed c. 1880 and published in 1887. Since the early 20th century the Italian form ‘sinfonietta’ has been preferred (the word is not genuinely Italian, however).

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

sinfonietta

  1. (music) sinfonietta

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sinfonietta f (plural sinfoniette) (Diminutive of: sinfonia)

  1. sinfonia (both senses)