stile rappresentativo

sti·​le rap·​pre·​sen·​ta·​ti·​vo | \ ˈstē-lā-ˌrä-prā-ˌsen-tä-ˈtē-vō How to pronounce stile rappresentativo (audio) \

Definition of stile rappresentativo

: an early style of Italian recitative (see recitative ) 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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First Known Use of stile rappresentativo

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Stile rappresentativo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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