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cadenza

Saltos de línea: ca|denza
Pronunciación: /kəˈdɛnzə
 
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Definición de cadenza en inglés:

sustantivo

A virtuoso solo passage inserted into a movement in a concerto or other musical work, typically near the end.
Example sentences
  • He remains silent in the melancholy slow movement but recovers for the finale, a virtuoso cadenza for solo violin and percussion, the violinist consoled at the end by two clarinets.
  • In the 20th century some players inserted wildly inappropriate cadenzas in Classical concertos, either displaying flashy technique or modulating to keys so remote as to wreck the tonal balance of the movement.
  • He takes up a treasured tradition by playing his own cadenzas in both concertos.

Origen

mid 18th century: from Italian (see cadence).

Frases

have a cadenza

1
South African informal Be extremely agitated: the party is having a cadenza about subliminal messages on the news
[said to be from Danny Kaye's The Little Fiddle, a humorous recording made in the 1940s]
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • You're gonna have a cadenza when you hear who I sat next to at the event.

Words that rhyme with cadenza

cleanser, credenza, influenza, Penza

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