con brio

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con bri·o

 (kŏn brē′ō, kōn)
adv. Music
With great energy; vigorously. Used chiefly as a direction.

[Italian : con, with + brio, vigor.]

con brio

(kɒn ˈbriːəʊ)
adj, adv
(Classical Music) music (to be performed) with liveliness or spirit, as in the phrase allegro con brio
[Italian: with energy]

con bri•o

(kɒn ˈbri oʊ, koʊn)
with vigor; vivaciously (used as a musical direction).
[1890–95; < Italian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.con brio - with liveliness or spirit
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
Adv.1.con brio - with liveliness or spirit; "allegro con brio"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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Brian Mather in the Squib Con Brio led almost all the way only to be pipped in the final few yards by Peter Read in Blue Peter who claimed the Pauline Morewood Challenge Cup.
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The same was certainly true of the last movement where con brio meant just that: bright, shining, magnificent, with fortissimos which truly forced the tone.
The familiar English Dances ranged from a slightly pedestrian opening, through a rumbustious Con Brio and a swaggeringly good conclusion.
As unnecessary as most such updating's to underline a point about power shifting from the aristocracy to the rising bourgeoisie, the shift in time did no actual damage to the character of the opera, which Carsen directed through two acts (it is usually presented in three) with much the same allegro con brio verve that Music Director Johannes Debus brought to the conducting of his first Falstaff.
ChamberMusic@Beall presents Korean sisters Soo-Jin and Soo-Kyung Hong on strings with Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer as the Trio con Brio Copenhagen performs in Eugene for the first time since 2010.
That's a pity since the blazing allegro con brio of Beethoven's Eroica from these young players deserved an audible acclamation.
Last year, in a wondrous concert, Trio con Brio Copenhagen responded to the standing ovation by encoring a movement from Anton Arensky's Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, that seemed in its lush melody to speak to Worcester's 2011-snow-stunned heart.
A sparky, finely nuanced final presto led to an exciting allegro con brio whose exuberance neatly summed up the evening.
For example the opening movement, Allegro con brio, did indeed have its full quotient of brio.