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Music dictionary in the stories. The Letter T

TOCCATA

The word "Toccata" is derived from Italian toccare, which means to touch, to touch. Once the so-called every piece for keyboard instruments, harpsichord, organ. But in the last century the Toccata was called instrumental pieces evenly fast-accurate movements. These are piano Toccata Schumann, Prokofiev, Khachaturian, and many other composers. In the character of the Toccata written and some pages of orchestral music, for example, the third part of the Eighth Symphony by Shostakovich.

Shostakovich. Symphony No. 8 (c-moll). Op.65. Part 3. Allegro non troppo
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Printed materials of the eponymous book by L. Mikheeva (Moscow, "Soviet composer", 1984)

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