Definitions for "Toccata"
An old form of piece for the organ or harpsichord, somewhat in the free and brilliant style of the prelude, fantasia, or capriccio.
a virtuoso piece for keyboard (usually organ or harpsichord) employing dazzling passage work and dramatic chords in an idiomatic setting for the instrument.
Improvisatory showpiece for organ, often an introductory movement preceding a fugue (Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, CD 1 ). Originally the term toccata (keyboard music, "touched" with the fingers) was used as opposed to cantata (sung music) and sonata (instrumental music).
Sergei Prokofiev's Toccata in D Minor Op. 11 was written in 1912. It is a further development of the toccata form, which has been used by composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Robert Schumann. Other composers of well-known toccatas include Maurice Ravel, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Aram Khachaturian.
A piece in free form designed partly to show off the instrument and the technique of the player (usually an organist or harpsichordist).
a touch-piece designed to display the keyboardist's technical prowess
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