pizzicato
(pit-see-KAH-toe)


[It.]


A directive to a bowed string instrument performer that the indicated notes are to be plucked with the fingers rather than bowed (arco). The abbreviation for this term is pizz.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Delibes: Sylvia, "Pizzicato"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 66
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, II (piano entrance)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 4
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63, II
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 1, Track 12
Shostakovich: Ballet Suite No. 1, "Music Box Waltz"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 20
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas brasileiras, No. 5, I
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 70

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