from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, an old name for a crotchet or quarter-note rest; also, earlier, for a minim or half-note rest.


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  • Thus Mr. Watts is also playing the concert ├ętude, "Un sospiro," in D-Flat Major and the "Transcendental Etudes" No. 10 in F-Minor.

    At the Ravinia Festival, A Liszt of Subtle Works

  • Just before 'Vedr├▓ mentre in sospiro,' the Count's Act III aria, the conductor, Georg Solti, accidentally jabbed his right temple with his baton while trying to evade the glare from a light on the stand.

    The Paris Opéra in New York

  • For example, the thoughtful side of Franz Liszt was shortchanged in an impulsive performance of the concert etude "Un sospiro." Top Stories

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