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  • noun Plural form of pizzicato.

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Examples

  • It's a work of relentless pizzicatos and glaring brass that announces its tensions at the outset: a violin and viola chorale slowly fans out over pizzicato cellos and basses only to collide with gaunt fanfares that stop it in its tracks.

    Lucerne Festival Orchestra – review

  • At roughly one hundredth the cost of his 1689 Guarneri, his instrument, a 2010 Wolfgang Schnabl, produced a richly voluminous sound and stood up to vigorous pizzicatos and athletic downbows.

    In performance: Peled for free

  • This was a program full of delicate sonic interplay, from the slow sliding portamentos and stinging pizzicatos of Pawel Szymanski's "Five Pieces" and the vocalizing that turned Chinary Ung's "Spiral X: In Memoriam" (for amplified string quartet) into an octet, to the subtle impressionistic colors of Philip Glass's Quartet No. 5.

    In performance: Del Sol Quartet

  • The orchestra was very "together," moving as a unit through the many mood swings, and the second movement pizzicatos were especially tight, and a real pleasure to hear.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The orchestra was very "together," moving as a unit through the many mood swings, and the second movement pizzicatos were especially tight, and a real pleasure to hear.

    New Century Chamber Orchestra Goes Russian

  • The sound of the orchestra in the first ten minutes of Part II will linger long in memory those pizzicatos, those harps, the winds, as will the glorious end of the piece.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • The sound of the orchestra in the first ten minutes of Part II will linger long in memory those pizzicatos, those harps, the winds, as will the glorious end of the piece.

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  • Paganini's pizzicatos or Catalani's clamorous caterwaulings.

    Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities

  • There were intriguing timbres, but this section seemed overlong, and the pizzicatos outstayed their welcome.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Here they offered Ms. Gubaidulina's single-movement Quartet No. 3 1987, a mélange of pizzicatos, strumming and unusual timbres that reflects her interest in Russian, Central Asian and East Asian folk instruments.

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