A light and pleasing composition.
(Ital.) A light work for chamber ensemble, popular as entertainment music in the Viennese Classical period. Later composers occasionally use the title as well. Fr. is divertissement.
a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
an informal piece of light music
an instrumental composition intended for entertainment, usually in a number of movements
a type of composition written to be performed in homes, at garden parties, weddings and the like
a light instrumental piece
a style of light instrumental music for chamber ensemble or soloist
literary 'amusing', a small instrumental work
(it.) - (1) A light composition, (1) A suite for instrument [back
Classical instrumental genre for chamber ensemble or soloist, often performed as light entertainment. Related to serenade and cassation.
This is a musical form of the Classical Period, being a work primarily designed for the entertainment of the listeners and the players and having a lightness of approach.
An entertaining instrumental piece made up of several short movements.
In late 18th century, especially in Austria, a wide variety of secular instrumental works for chamber ensemble or soloist. Often used for light entertainment music, but could also refer to more serious works such as string quartets and sonatas.
Divertimento is a music genre, with most of its examples stemming from the 18th century. The mood of the divertimento is most often lighthearted (as a result of being played at social functions) and it is generally composed for a small ensemble.