American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Music Lively and free. Used chiefly as a direction.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, in a free, fantastic style.
- adv. music capriciously
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Mus) In a free, fantastic style.
- Italian (Wiktionary)
- Italian, from capriccio, caprice; see caprice. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The festival opened, for example, with the bright and lilting "Scherzo capriccioso," one of his best folksy programmatic pieces.”
“Five years of hard study enabled her to appear at a concert at Marchiennes, when she played a concerto by De Beriot and the rondo capriccioso by Saint-Saens.”
“Track 15: 'Pasticcio capriccioso sopra op 64 #1 dello Chopin (' Minute Waltz ')' samplefile size will be 723280028 bytes. recording 4100.2266 seconds stereo with 16 bits @ 44100.0 Hz - >”
“The Scherzo capriccioso sounded less rehearsed, and Alsop didn't do quite as much with the score as she did in the symphony.”
“Dvorak's Symphony No. 7 and Scherzo capriccioso are being recorded at the Meyerhoff for future release as part of a cycle of that composer's works the BSO and music director Marin Alsop have been making for the Naxos label.”
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