Musical Terms Translations

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This is an attempt at providing a translation of musical terms names in the most used languages to express them (in classical works at least, but feel free to add columns) (translations taken from Wikipedia's "other languages" section). Very useful when trying to be consistent, some sleeves are not (unappropriate use of movement type name, mix of different languages...).

english french german italian swedish
Chorale choral Chorale corale
Aria aria Arie aria aria
Recitative récitatif Rezitativ recitativo
Bridge pont Zwischenspiel brygga
To be completed...

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I removed recivtativo from the french column because as the wikipedia page explains, recitativo is not french. --davitof

  • I agree that I've always seen récitatif in french. Yet, on french WP, récitatif redirects to recitativo and not the reverse; --MLL

We should mention the plurals (especially for german) --davitof

  • Agreed --MLL