Definitions for "Capriccio"
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.
A piece in a free form, with frequent digressions from the theme; a fantasia; -- often called caprice.
an highly imitative precursor of the fugue that was less restrained than other precursors such as the canzona, fantasia, or ricercar, and often featuring a theme intended to represent an event.
From the Italian meaning whim or fantasy. Particularly associated with artists such as Canaletto and Panini, it usually refers to an imaginary view, or a view that has been constructed from juxtaposing real architectural elements from a whole variety of sources.
a type of landscape painting that reflects the whim or caprice of the painter in placing particular works of architecture in an unusual setting, such as the Roman Colosseum in a pastoral landscape or St. Paul's Cathedral on the Grand Canal in Venice.
Capriccio is the final opera by German composer Richard Strauss. It was given its premiere performance at the Nationaltheater München on October 28, 1942, seven years before Strauss's death. The German libretto was written by Clemens Krauss and Strauss himself.
A lively coffee for rehearsal breaks, usually placed on the cadenza.
Keywords:  lyric, piano, free, piece, nature
Short lyric piece of a free nature, often for piano.