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n. pl. se·con·di (-dē)
The second part in a concert piece, especially the lower part in a piano duet.

[Italian, from Latin secundus, second, following; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -di (-diː)
(Classical Music) the left-hand part in a piano duet. Compare primo
[Italian: second1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.secondo - the second or lower part of a duet (especially a piano duet)
part, voice - the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"
duette, duo, duet - a musical composition for two performers
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Secondo Polo per questo e necessario un abito superiore: l'abito di sapienza (233).
Two selections, the anonymous Spagna detta Lamire quarto modo and secondo modo, are reconstructions by Heringman of contrapuntal arrangements that were probably intended as settings for the popular basse danse melody La Spagna, and he performs them here with lutenist Lynda Sayce.
Big Night (Columbia/ Tristar, 1996) Brothers Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci) are a pair of Italian immigrants trying to keep their New Jersey restaurant afloat.
Spalla Cotta di San Secondo is produced in small quantities following traditional recipes.
While the discussion of Raphael's, and his students Giulio Romano's and Penn del Vagas, use of verbal descriptions as inspiration for their visual depictions of Psyche depends heavily on the scholarship of others, Acocella's detailed analysis of Vicenzo Tamagni's lesser known fresco cycle, Sala dell' asino d'oro in the Rocca de' Rossi in San Secondo near Palma, reveals that the artist based his work not on a literary text, but on the engravings in the 1519 Zoppino edition of Apulegio volgare.
Indeed, the title of the English version of the movie unfortunately, and against Pasolini's own wishes, (4) introduces the word "Saint" that does not appear in the Italian title, Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo.
The story closes with Secondo tentativo (Second attempt), 2000, a small terra-cotta sculpture placed on the floor at the center of the gallery: a group of people supporting each other in turn, forming a circle that might signify mutual assistance or simply the inability of each individual to m ove forward in linear fashion--one doesn't know which.
Actors Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci play brothers Primo and Secondo, running an authentic Italian restaurant in 1950s New York.
Add a touch of bitterness as bankruptcy looms and manager Secondo (Stanley Tucci) tries to get Primo to compromise in the kitchen.
For sheer sensual pleasure, the recording of Claudio Monteverdi: Secondo libro de' madrigal) a cinque voci (1590) (Opus, OPS 30-111, rec 1994), by Concerto Italiano under the direction of Rinaldo Alessandrini, sets a standard I defy anyone-to beat.
In essi viene presa in considerazione la vasta gamma di quesiti ampiamente dibattuti dalla critica ed a cui sottende la tesi di Illiano secondo cui "l'umile trattato narra la vicenda di un riscatto morale che, aderendo all'insopprimibile volonta di giustizia attuata dalla sanzione della contro-beffa, volge l'anima, libera ormai dalle angustie della ceciti, alla luce della redenzione" (73).