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Encyclopedia > Duet (music)
The duet, by Hendrik ter Brugghen
The duet, by Hendrik ter Brugghen

A duet is a musical composition or piece for two performers, most often used for a vocal or piano duet. For other instruments, the word duo is often used. Two pianists performing together on the same piano is referred to as piano duet or piano four hands. Two pianists performing together on separate pianos is referred to as piano duo. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (771x1000, 252 KB) The Duet 1628 Oil on panel, 101 cm x 81 cm Louvre, Paris Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Duet (music) ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (771x1000, 252 KB) The Duet 1628 Oil on panel, 101 cm x 81 cm Louvre, Paris Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Duet (music) ... Musical composition is: an original piece of music the structure of a musical piece the process of creating a new piece of music // A musical composition A piece of music exists in the form of a written composition in musical notation or as a single acoustic event (a live performance... A musical piece is a musical work that has been created. ... The performing arts include theater, motion pictures, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, magic and the marching arts, such as brass bands, etc. ...


The word duet is generally used in any of the following ways:

  • a pair of musicians playing the same musical instrument,
  • with the exception of pianists, a pair of musicians playing different instruments,
  • the performance of a song by two people,
  • a piece of music that can be performed by two people,
  • as a general term for any activity done by two people.

In Renaissance music, a duet specifically intended as a teaching tool, to be performed by teacher and student, was called a bicinium. See etude. A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition for the human voice (commonly accompanied by other musical instruments), which features words (lyrics). ... Renaissance music is European classical music written during the Renaissance, approximately 1400 to 1600. ... In music of the Renaissance and early Baroque eras, a bicinium (pl. ... An etude (from the French word étude meaning study) is a short musical composition designed to provide practice in a particular technical skill in the performance of a solo instrument. ...


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Duet (music) - definition of Duet (music) in Encyclopedia (137 words)
Duet (music) - definition of Duet (music) in Encyclopedia
A duet is a musical composition for two performers, most often used for a vocal or piano duet.
In Renaissance music, a duet specifically intended as a teaching tool, to be performed by teacher and student, was called a bicinium.
Duet (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (189 words)
A duet is a musical composition or piece for two performers, most often used for a vocal or piano duet.
Two pianists performing together on the same piano is referred to as piano duet or piano four hands.
Two pianists performing together on separate pianos is referred to as piano duo.
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