Definition of recitative in English:
Musical declamation of the kind usual in the narrative and dialogue parts of opera and oratorio, sung in the rhythm of ordinary speech with many words on the same note: singing in recitative
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- I detest recitative in its baroque continuo form.
- There the very first note of the opening recitative is a tone lower - G - with the first and the fourth notes of the phrase therefore the same.
- The piece is an artful reworking both of Hungarian folk music and Baroque recitative.
Definition of recitative in:
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