pasticcio


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pas·tic·cio

 (pă-stē′chō, -chē-ō, pä-)
n. pl. pas·tic·ci (-chē)
A work or style produced by borrowing fragments, ingredients, or motifs from various sources; a potpourri.

[Italian, from Vulgar Latin *pastīcium, pasty; see patisserie.]

Pastiche, Pasticcio

 a medley, potpourri or hotchpotch; an opera made up of various pieces; a picture based on another’s design or style.
Examples: pasticcio of gauzes, pins and ribbons, 1785; our operas begin tomorrow with a pasticcio full of my favourite songs—Walpole, 1752.
References in classic literature ?
But as you are only a novelist, I compliment you heartily on your clever little pasticcio, adding, however, that as an account of what actually passed between myself and Hetty, it is the wildest romance ever penned.
Here is the Mazarin architecture, the wretched Italian pasticcio of the Four Nations.
Scholars sifting through Bach's pasticcio cantatas and Passion settings discovered how much music Bach had borrowed from Homilius and the utility of a full catalog was recognized--in particular one that includes incipits and scoring for every movement to aid identifications.
According to the designer, the engraving on the headset's body frame is the modern pasticcio of uroboros, an ancient magical symbol, and is associated with the personality of Bastian Ouvri, Inna Biton's great-grandfather.
Mr Farage, who enjoys fine food and wine in restaurants like Il Pasticcio near the European Parliament, has been making equally dubious allies.
We eagerly wait for the publication by John in this series of the pasticcio opera Giove in Argo.
e poi 'o pasticcio cca vicino, alle Botteghe Oscure" (27); "In quel torno di tempo i giornali avevano molto parlato del 'tenebroso' delitto di via Valadier, poi di quell'altro, ancor piu fosco, di via Montebello" (37); and "Li cronisti e il telefono avevano rotto l'anima tutta la sera: tanto a via Marulana che giu, a Sante Stefene.
Previously he had given Charlie Appleby''s Pasticcio a real fright at Lingfield, and it is likely that repeat of either of those runs will see him hard to beat in an ordinary event.
Previously he had given Charlie Appleby's Pasticcio a real fright at Lingfield, and it is likely that repeat of either of those runs will see him hard to beat in an ordinary event.
Previously he had given Charlie Appleby's Pasticcio a real fright at Ling-field, and it is likely that repeat of either of those runs will see him hard to beat in an ordinary event.
A very different kind of operatic pleasure was afforded by another revival, the Met's first of The Enchanted Island, its hit Baroque pasticcio of two seasons back.
And the packaging is a treasure in itself, with a pasticcio of Mendelssohn's own pen-and-ink sketches of Birmingham on the cover (he was a talented visual artist as well as being a brilliant composer, conductor, pianist and organist) and elegant, informative programme-notes from Gerald Larner and Bayan Northcott.