A caprice; a freak; a fancy.
(Ital.) : A caprice, usually a light, fanciful and imaginative solo work, darting about from segment to segment. There are also good capriccios for orchestra from the Russian school: Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio espagnol and Tchaikovsky's Capriccio italien.
Term describing a variety of short composition types characterized by lightness, fancy, or improvisational manner.
an instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation
A fugal composition; dances or dance suites or any composition that allows a relatively free play of fancy.