also stretta noun (plural stretti or strettos) Etymology: stretto from Italian, from stretto narrow, close, from Latin strictus, past participle; stretta from Italian, from feminine of stretto — more at strict Date: circa 1740 1. a. the overlapping of answer with subject in a musical fugue b. the part of a fugue characterized by this overlapping 2. a concluding passage performed in a quicker tempo

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  • Stretto — (plural: stretti), from the Italian stringere to draw close is a musical term for when a fugue motif is used to accompany itself. For example, if the alto voice begins the subject before the soprano voice has completed its prior entry of the… …   Wikipedia

  • stretto — adv. (muz.; indică modul de execuţie) în mod vioi, accelerat. [pr.: stré , var. (după alte surse) streto]. – cuv. it. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  STRÉTTO I. s. m. tehnică de compoziţie, specifică muzicii baroce, care are în… …   Dicționar Român

  • Stretto — (ital. ‚eng‘, ‚gedrängt‘) ist eine musikalische Vortragsbezeichnung und bedeutet so viel wie ‚steigernd, beschleunigend‘. Als Stretta wird die effektvolle, oft virtuose Schlusssteigerung einer Komposition bezeichnet, man spricht vor allem in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stretto — Stret to, n. [It., close or contacted, pressed.] (Mus.) (a) The crowding of answer upon subject near the end of a fugue. (b) In an opera or oratorio, a coda, or winding up, in an accelerated time. [Written also {stretta}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stretto — ит. (стрэтто) муз. быстро. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • Stretto — (ital.), 1) knapp, genau, eng, kurz, geschwind; 2) Theil der Fuge, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Stretto — Stretto, ital., kurz, geschwind …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • stretto — Stretto, voyez Estroict …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • stretto — [stret′ə] n. pl. strettas or strette [stret′āstret′ō] n. strettos or stretti [stret′ē] [It < L strictus, tight, narrow: see STRICT] Music 1. in a fugue, the following of the voices in close succession, esp. in the closing section 2. any …   English World dictionary

  • stretto — strét·to p.pass., agg., s.m. 1. p.pass., agg. → stringere, stringersi 2. agg. AD serrato, premuto in modo molto forte: il nodo della cravatta è troppo stretto, tenere i pugni stretti | anche in funz. avv.: abbracciarsi stretti, tenere stretta la… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Stretto — En una fuga, un stretto es un recurso o procedimiento imitativo (véase imitación) en el cual una línea del sujeto se interrumpe (pero no termina) por el mismo sujeto pero en otra voz, entonces ambas voces (o más) se solapan durante un tiempo,… …   Wikipedia Español

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