One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adverb & adjectiveMusic
(especially as a direction) in a free, playful, impulsive style.
- ‘He inspired many substantial concertante works, including Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, Bruch's Violin Concerto no. 2 and Scottish Fantasy, and Saint-Saëns's Rondo capriccioso and Violin Concertos nos. 1 and 3.’
- ‘A whirlwind final movement, allegro - andante - vivace molto capriccioso - with something of the feel of Bartók and Prokofiev, ends by quoting material from the earlier movements.’
- ‘The Scherzo capriccioso, abridged in this recording in order to fit on two 78 rpm sides, was recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1930.’
- ‘Akin to Dvorak's Scherzo capriccioso in many respects, it is even more full of harmonic daring.’
- ‘Concertos were written for him, as also was the Introduction and Rondo capriccioso.’
Italian, literally ‘capricious’, from capriccio.
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