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Literally ‘improvised’ or ‘on the spur of the moment’, but in 19th cent., name given to short piece of instr. mus., often in song‐like form, e.g. those by Schubert, Chopin, and Schumann. In 20th cent., term has been used by Britten for rev. 3rd movt. of his pf. conc.

Subjects: Music.

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