from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, with instrumental accompaniment. See recitative.
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The _recitativo stromentato_, or accompanied recitative, was only used to emphasise situations of special importance.
This form of vocal delivery has the slightest possible musical interest, and the Germans almost immediately endeavored to improve it, as also did some of the Italian masters, the first result being _recitativo-stromentato_, or instrumented recitative, viz., recitative in which the text is accompanied by a flowing and more or less descriptive orchestral accompaniment.
_recitativo secco_, or unaccompanied recitative, which until now had been the principal dependence for the movement of the drama, he added the _recitativo stromentato_, or accompanied recitative, in which the instruments afforded a dramatic coloring for the text of the singer.
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