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- einschlafen Literally, “falling asleep”. A directive to slacken the time and diminish the tempo and the tone.
- recitativo accompagnato Recitative accompanied by the entire orchestra.
- accablement Despondency, oppression.
- simple meter A meter in which the main beats are subdivided into twos, such as 2/4 or 3/4.
- countertenor A male voice of unusually high range, generally achieved through falsetto. The countertenor has the range of either the female alto or soprano.
- amabile Lovable, charming, amiable.
- improvisation Creation of a musical composition while it is being performed.
- acoustical instrument Any musical instrument not relying on external power for operation.
- thirty-second note A note having the time duration of one thirty-second of a whole note.
- über “Above”, “over”.
- brio Vivacity, spirit, liveliness.
- Leben Life, vivacity.
- lyrics The words of a song.
- interpretation The manner in which a performer carries out a composer's performance directions.
- répertoire A list of compositions that an individual or ensemble is prepared to perform or that are available for performance.