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1. 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.
2. Italian term for cadence.


Romantic: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin concerto in D major, Op. 35, I

See Also

[French] cadence (f)
[German] Kadenz (f)
[German] Schluss (m)
[Spanish] cadencia


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