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Gomyo brought an enormous palette of colors and textures to her performance, from seamless, ethereal sounds in the opening sections to pure, muted sounds, snapping pizzicato sounds and crisp, decisive rhythms.
Her style, which finds her switching from bow saws to nimble pizzicato, weaves together lots of moods and dynamics.
But there is also comfort: the warmth of the hearth fire, tranquil and legato on the bow; lazy days punctuated only by the pizzicato of ice droplets on the roof.
The famous pizzicato movement flowed like the wind.
How about playing this passage bowed instead of pizzicato?
Runs and rapid pizzicato flung out from his Stradivarius with precision and fire.
The slow, halting melody conveys both his longing and his desolation; a curiously lilting bass line for pizzicato strings seems to mock Ariodante with a hint of Ginevra’s fickleness.
A passage in which the brass sustain glowing tones over a swarm of pizzicato felt like the sonic double of a sultry summer night.
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First Known Use of pizzicato
Origin and Etymology of pizzicato
First Known Use: circa 1771See Words from the same year
PIZZICATO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pizzicato for English Language Learners
—used as a direction in music to indicate that notes should be played by plucking the strings of a violin, viola, cello, etc., with the fingers instead of by using a bow
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