Definition of "recitatives" [recitatives]

  • Plural form of recitative. (noun)

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Use "recitatives" in a sentence
  • "If in future the so-called recitatives are sung as I have asked Liszt to insist upon their being sung, the halting and freezing impression of whole, long passages will disappear, and the duration of the performance will be considerably shortened."
  • "The other artifices of music, such as recitatives, echoes, the variety of movements, the order of cadences, the beauty of the melodies, the mixture of modes, the natural expression of the words and passions, they depend on the genius and the invention of the composer"
  • "Happily, Mr. Luisi, who had never conducted the opera before, turned out to be a vigorous and skillful Mozart conductor—and, for an added plus, accompanied the recitatives on the harpsichord."