stile concitato

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noun sti·le con·ci·ta·to \ˈstē-lā-ˌkȯn-chē-ˈtä-tō\

Definition of stile concitato

  1. :  the use of string tremolos and rapidly repeated vocal notes especially to signify anger or battle in Italian music of the 17th century In pursuit of a stile concitato Monteverdi invented the string tremolo, in which the bow rapidly repeats the same note … — Jan Swafford, The Vintage Guide to Classical Music, 1992

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First Known Use of stile concitato

1914


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