Improvvisatore


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Im`prov`vi`sa`to´re


n.1.One who composes and sings or recites rhymes and short poems extemporaneously.
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5) In addition to the Shelleys, Byron, and Trelawny, this included, at various times, Claire Clairmont, Byron's Italian mistress Teresa Guiccioli, her father and brother (the Gambas), Percy Shelley's cousin Thomas Medwin, his friends Jane and Edward Williams, the Greek Alexandros Mavrocordatos, the improvvisatore Tommasso Sgricci, Lady Mountcashell (a disciple of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mountcashell's former governess), and just before Percy Shelley's death, Leigh Hunt and his family.
13) Leo's celebrated blind improvvisatore Raffaele Brandolini had delivered an oration in praise of the pope's great-grandfather, Cosimo "il Vecchio," an oration preserved to this day in a manuscript in the Biblioteca Mediceo-Laurenziana in Florence (Gnoli 1938:119 n.
Giovio's evaluation of Marone's talents as an improvvisatore may have been too generous: although the singer's verses are described as "extemporaneous and produced on the impulse of the moment" and only seemed "to have been planned and composed long before," it is far likelier that--at least with respect to the musical setting of the poetry and the instrumental accompaniment, if not the text itself--Marone was utilizing existing musical material, and that the extemporaneous element consisted largely of improvised embellishment in performance of preexistent stock melodies and their attendant schematic harmonization and spare instrumental accompaniment; we shall return presently to this important matter.
La conflagrazione sintesi di patriottismo accanito di militarismo metodico di garibaldinismo improvvisatore di rivoluzionarismo feroce d'imperialismo orgoglioso e di spirito democratico sconfessa tutti i partiti politici spacca tutti i passatismi e rinnova il mondo.
In the first movement, allegro cantabile, we hear Rota, the great improvvisatore, at the piano, changing moods carrying him hither and yon, with the orchestra as enthusiastic traveling companion.
Esterhammer welcomes this condition as justification for her argument "that the significance of the improvvisatore and improvvisatrice for Romantic and post-Romantic culture lies in their reception, much more than in the poetry that was actually extemporized" (220).
If the role was performed by a Florentine improvvisatore, he could himself have accompanied his simple vocal line, perhaps alternating it with speech.
Ma la stessa era stata data riel 1725 a un altro improvvisatore, Bernardino Perfetti, per volere di Benedetto XIII, suscitando alcune satire ma senza creare uno scandalo (42).
On the other hand, Andrew of Padua is exceptional in the way it thematizes the conditions of this very marketplace, using the imported figure of the improvvisatore to reflect, on several levels at once, the changing relations among authors, publishers, and the reading public.
The novel's most remarkable achievement, I will argue, is its self-conscious representation of these features of the Romantic literary marketplace on the level of narrative and character, whereby the Italian improvvisatore becomes an allegorical figure for the British periodical writer.
Here Furbo's curiosity is aroused by Andrew, an aged street performer or improvvisatore.
Thus, Andrew succeeds as an actor only in dramas where he gets to play the role of an improvvisatore--and even then, he finds the verses that playwrights script for him to recite as an improvvisatore to be "execrable," and correctly believes he will "produce a better effect" by really extemporizing in the midst of the performance (71).