Categories: Music Theory

An ornamental passage performed near the close of a composition, usually improvised, and usually performed by a soloist. Cadenzas are mostly to be found in arias or a concerto.

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Definition of "Cadenza" by Chat GPT: Cadenza is a term used in music to describe a virtuosic solo section performed by a soloist, often towards the end of a concerto or other large-scale composition. It is an opportunity for the performer to showcase their technical ability and expressiveness, often improvising or embellishing upon the original musical material. Cadenzas can be written by the composer or created by the performer, and typically feature elaborate runs, trills, and other flashy techniques.
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