recitativo


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re·ci·ta·ti·vo

 (rĕs′ĭ-tə-tē′vō, rĕ′chē-tä-)
n. pl. re·ci·ta·ti·vi (-vē) or re·ci·ta·ti·vos (-vōz)

[Italian; see recitative2.]
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Would I listen to this, and this, and this, and say if anything more sublimely sacred and grand had ever been composed by mortal man?"--And without waiting for a word of assent or dissent on my part, looking me hard in the face all the time, he began thundering on the piano, and singing to it with loud and lofty enthusiasm--only interrupting himself, at intervals, to announce to me fiercely the titles of the different pieces of music: "Chorus of Egyptians in the Plague of Darkness, Miss Halcombe!"--"Recitativo of Moses with the tables of the Law."--"Prayer of Israelites, at the passage of the Red Sea.
The Muse of Music, Miss Halcombe, deserts us in dismay, and I, the fat old minstrel, exhale the rest of my enthusiasm in the open air!" He stalked out into the verandah, put his hands in his pockets, and resumed the Recitativo of Moses, sotto voce, in the garden.
The continuo supports the many passages of recitativo secco, the "dry recitative" in which most of the action is reported and carried forward.
Como una metafora cruel, el famoso meteorito Bendego (Meteorito Bendego...), curiosamente encontrado tambien en 1784 y trasladado en 1888 al Museo por ordenes del Emperador Pedro II, parece decirnos--como en un recitativo con voz de baritono--indiferente al incendio y a la destruccion: <<Solo se salva del fuego lo que ha sobrevivido a otros fuegos>>.
Para paliar esa ignorancia, se acota en las didascalidas que hay que "tener mucha dignidad", "actuar majestuosamente", tener una "actitud hieratica" y usar un recitativo poetico.
In Grieg's melodrama, Bergliot, the orchestra never competes with the narrator simultaneously, but in interjections akin to recitativo accompagnato.
Quando riesco a scrivervi nella riga occupata dal testo del Kyrie, o dell'Alleluia, allora le mie frasi le potreste cantare in coro, come un salmo, o da sola, come il recitativo di un mottetto, accompagnata dal clavicembalo.
Il libretto, di autore ignoto, e la musica sono andati perduti (in seguito e stata recuperata l'aria Ch'io sia fidele) ma secondo le testimonianze continuava il genere del recitativo cantato, offrendo pero agli attori una maggior liberta nelle movenze sceniche: uno stile che avvicinava l'opera della Caccini al melodramma monteverdiano in auge in quegli anni (11).
Virata says she has shortened the script from a three hours to only two-cutting through the recitativo or the sang-through style of the play.