Musical Terms Translations

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This is an attempt at providing a translation of musical terms commonly found in track titles and release titles in different languages (list of languages non exhaustive, feel free to add columns). Very useful when trying to be consistent, when some disc sleeves are not (unappropriate use of movement type name, mix of different languages...).

Most of the translations are / may be taken from Wikipedia's "other languages" section.

English French German Italian Spanish Swedish Japanese Finnish
Classical
form
Concerto Concerto Konzert Concerto Concierto Concerto 協奏曲 Konsertto
Sonata Sonate Sonate Sonata Sonata Sonata ソナタ Sonaatti
Symphony Symphonie Symphonie, Sinfonie Sinfonia Sinfonía Symfoni 交響楽団 Sinfonia
choral
Alto alto Alt (pl. -e / Altstimmen) alto alt altto
Aria aria Arie (pl. -n) aria aria aria アリア aaria
Baritone baryton Bariton (pl. -e) baritono barítono baryton baritoni
Cantata cantate Kantate (pl. -n) cantata kantat  kantaatti
Choir, Chorus chœur, chorale Chor (pl. Chöre) coro coro kör 合唱 kuoro
Chorale choral Choral (pl. Choräle) corale coral koral コラール koraali
Lied lied (pl. -er) Lied (pl. -er) lied 歌曲 lied
Quartet quatuor Quartett quartetto cuarteto kvartett kvartetto
Recitative récitatif Rezitativ (pl. -e) recitativo recitativ レチタティーヴォ resitatiivi
Soprano soprano Sopran (pl. -e) soprano soprano sopran ソプラノ sopraano
Tenor ténor Tenor (pl. Tenöre) tenore tenor tenor テノール tenori
dances
Allemande, Allemanda allemande Allemande (pl. -n) allemanda alemanda allemande
Courante, Corrente courante Courante (pl. -n) courenta, corrente courante
Gigue, Giga gigue Gigue (pl. -n) giga giga giga
Minuet menuet Menuett (pl. -e) minuetto minueto, minué menuett menuetti
Sarabande sarabande Sarabande (pl. -n) sarabanda saraband sarabande
instruments
cello violoncelle Cello violoncello violonchelo, chelo sello
orchestra orchestre Orchester orchestra orquesta orkesteri
piano piano Klavier pianoforte piano piano, fortepiano
violin violon Violine violino violín viulu
Non-classical
Bridge pont Zwischenspiel (pl. -e) brygga silta
To be completed...

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