from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Exhaled; in music, noting a passage to be rendered in a light, airy manner, as if simply exhaled.


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  • Sometimes these high-flying singers are further classified as sfogato airy sopranos.


  • In this modulation in C sharp major -- superscribed dolce sfogato -- there are kiss and embrace!

    Chopin : the Man and His Music

  • In this modulation here in C sharp major (superscribed dolce sfogato), there are kiss and embrace!

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • Isabella Colbran, is representative of what used to be called a soprano sfogato, a type of voice with a solid basis in the middle and low registers but also able to sustain frequent and vigorous, and often unexpected ascents to the top.

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  • _Castello ove tiene imprigionata una giovane innocente sposa_, &c. &c. Mio caro Pietro, quando ti sei bene sfogato a ridere, allora rispondi due righe alla tua sorella, che t 'ama e t' amerà sempre colla maggiore tenerezza. "] *****

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 4 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals


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