Quasi recitativo


Quasi recitativo - Musical Definition


Quasi recitativo - "Like a recitative".

In music, and especially opera, recitative is the musical declamation sung in the rhythm of ordinary speech, with many words on the same note. It is usually reserved for parts of the opera where the words are important, to allow them to be heard more easily.

Quasi recitativo indicates that the singer or instrumentation should treat the written music as if it were this kind of 'semi-spoken' manner.
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