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stile molle

[Italian, soft style]

A name given to a musical style expressing softness and sweetness by Claudio Monteverdi. Monteverdi thought that there should be three styles of music to portray the three basic emotions: the concitato style for anger, the molle style for softness and sweetness, and the temperato style for modesty and humility.

See Also

[Italian] stile concitato
[Italian] stile temperato


Last Updated: 2015-07-07 16:42:18