- Duet (music)
A duet is a
musical compositionor piece for two performers. In classical musicthe term is most often used for a composition for two singers or pianists; with other instruments, the word "" is also often used. A piece performed by two pianists performing together on the same piano is referred to as "piano duet" or "piano four hands". A piece for two pianists performing together on separate pianos is referred to as a "piano duo".
"Duet" is also used as a
verbfor the act of performing a musical duet, or colloquially as a nounto refer to the performers of a duet. The word is also occasionally used in reference to non-musical activities performed together by two people.
Renaissance music, a duet specifically intended as a teaching tool, to be performed by teacher and student, was called a bicinium("see etude").
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