Sforzando


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to Sforzando: rinforzando, Dynamics (music)

Sforzando

 

in music, a notation of dynamics indicating louder execution of a note or chord. Particularly strong emphasis of a note or chord is denoted by the superlative degree of the term—sforzatissimo.

References in periodicals archive ?
Each subsequent chapter explores another device that Poli suggests is the result of "misinterpretation and fallacious scholarship," including sforzando, rinforzando, pedals, stretti and rhythmic values.
One such example can be found in "Mad Song." In the second half of the piece, the pianist must move at lightning speed and play with as much force as possible with leaping sforzando chords in the left hand and octave-span chords in the right hand, all the while maintaining clarity in the upper semitone melody.
In contrast to these muted piano tones, Bela Bartok's Allegro Barbaro seems to encourage the pianist to drive fingers quickly and deeply into the keys to obtain the sforzando dynamic indicated by Bartok for the first chord of this fast and furious piece.
It offers many interesting and effective kinds of articulation, with a variety of key slaps, tonguing techniques, and a special sforzando with large volume of air borrowed from "Muraiki" shakuhachi flute technique.
The music of composer Martin Rokeach has been performed by the Berkeley Symphony, San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, US Army Orchestra, Pacific/Mozart Ensemble, Chameleon Arts Ensemble (Boston), Cygnus Ensemble (NY) Dunsmuir Piano Quartet (San Francisco), League of Composers (NY), Duo Sforzando (Geneva), the Chicago Ensemble, Musica Nova (Macedonia), Wyck Trio (UK), Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, the St.
54 The number of consecutive losing rides at Nottingham from Tom Eaves prior to the 1m2f handicap, in which he galvanised Sforzando to come from a very unpromising position to get that monkey off his back.
However, his weighing-room colleagues were not in charitable mood and Tom Eaves got his mount Sforzando up close to the line.
Especially in the second duet, which has shifting meters and a fast section with offbeat sforzando accents, ensemble work poses some real challenges.
Especially in the second duet, which has shifting meters and a fast section with off beat sforzando accents, ensemble work poses some real challenges.
Given a fine ride by Dale Gibson, who dictated the gallop in a tactical affair, the winner, backed in from evens to 8-11, pinched a couple of lengths early in the straight and ran on in good style to win his first race on turf by accounting for Sforzando by two and a half lengths.
KRISTIN STUBBS has to take more flak than most apprentices, but she had the last laugh on her critics when getting 11-1 shot Sforzando up in the final stride to pip Augustine in the 1m2f apprentices' handicap.
Kristin Stubbs has to take more flak than most apprentices, but she had the last laugh on her critics when getting11 - 1 s h o t Sforzando up in the final stride to pip Augustine in the 1m2f apprentices' handicap.