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CAPRICCIO, or CAPRICE (Ital. for a su...

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 290 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CAPRICCIO, or CAPRICE (Ital. for a sudden motion or fancy), a musical term for a lively composition of an original and fantastic nature, not following a set musical form, although the first known, written for the harpsichord, partook of the nature of a fugue. The word is also used for pieces of a fanciful type, in the nature of transcriptions and variations.
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CAPRI (anc. Capreae)

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