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…

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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 19 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022607>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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