Definition of stile rappresentativo
: an early style of Italian recitative (see 2recitative 1) used in dramatic vocal works of the early 17th century The pure stile rappresentativo, the musical style established by the Florentine reformers, and the one in which the first lyric dramas were written, was, however, exceedingly short-lived. — Scribner’s Magazine, April 1890 —called also stile recitativo
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