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Benjamin Britten:

Pizzicato and Other Musical Terms

Pizzicato is the Italian word for “plucked” -- it tells string players how to play their instruments at a given spot in the music. A lot of musical "traffic signals" are in Italian. This show has explanations and examples of some more of them.

Music heard in this episode:

Britten: Simple Symphony: Playful Pizzicato
Rossini: Barber of Seville: Piano, Pianissimo
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
Rossini: Barber of Seville: Overture
Rossini: Barber of Seville: Thunderstorm
Handel: Largo
Barber: Adagio
Weber: Andante e Rondo
Fiocco: Allegro
Poulenc: Presto
Hummel: Trumpet Concerto

Learn more about Benjamin Britten

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This Week's Quiz

What is the Italian word for soft?

 Pizzicato

 Adagio

 Mezzo

 Forte

 Piano

What does crescendo mean?

 Slowing down

 Getting louder

 Stop

 Repeat

 Joyful

What word tells you to play short, sharp notes?

 Forte

 Andante

 Vivace

 Staccato

 Presto

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Benjamin Britten:

Pizzicato and Other Musical Terms

Pizzicato is the Italian word for “plucked” -- it tells string players how to play their instruments at a given spot in the music. A lot of musical "traffic signals" are in Italian. This show has explanations and examples of some more of them.

Music heard in this episode:

Britten: Simple Symphony: Playful Pizzicato
Rossini: Barber of Seville: Piano, Pianissimo
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
Rossini: Barber of Seville: Overture
Rossini: Barber of Seville: Thunderstorm
Handel: Largo
Barber: Adagio
Weber: Andante e Rondo
Fiocco: Allegro
Poulenc: Presto
Hummel: Trumpet Concerto

Learn more about Benjamin Britten

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

What is the Italian word for soft?

 Pizzicato

 Adagio

 Mezzo

 Forte

 Piano

What does crescendo mean?

 Slowing down

 Getting louder

 Stop

 Repeat

 Joyful

What word tells you to play short, sharp notes?

 Forte

 Andante

 Vivace

 Staccato

 Presto

 

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