cadenza definition

  • noun:
    • a more sophisticated, decorative melodic flourish interpolated into an aria or other vocal piece.
    • An extended virtuosic section for the soloist usually near the end of a movement of a concerto.
    • an integral part of a piece of songs, such as a concerto, that is very attractive and is played by an individual musician.
    • A parenthetic flourish or journey of ornament during an item, frequently before the last cadence.
    • In music, a far more or less fancy flourish or showy passageway introduced, often extemporaneously, before the termination of a prolonged aria or concerto, or as a connective between an intermediate and a final division.
    • a brilliant solamente passage happening near the end of a bit of music

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