Definition of passagework in English:
Music notable chiefly for the scope it affords for virtuoso playing: some of the passagework in early Beethoven is very awkward
More example sentences
- The contrapuntal interest and driving sequences of the Minuet and Trio were especially well portrayed, and the bristling rondo finale drew virtuoso clarinet passagework in its purposeful ebullience.
- She was plangently moving in her slower music, but in her faster passagework she gave the music a wonderful shape and direction.
- A splendid conclusion to the CD is provided by the Op 16 Capriccio, where the opening launches a virtuoso piling up of passagework that has irresistible panache.
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