stile rappresentativo


sti·​le rap·​pre·​sen·​ta·​ti·​vo ˈstē-lā-ˌrä-prā-ˌsen-tä-ˈtē-vō How to pronounce stile rappresentativo (audio)
: an early style of Italian recitative (see recitative entry 2 sense 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

Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stile rappresentativo was in 1865

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