Agitated, restless

"Agitato" is an Italian adjective that translates to "agitated" or "restless" in English, conveying the meanings of "unease" or "turbulence".

In music, "agitato" is an expression marking used to instruct performers to interpret the music in an agitated or restless manner, evoking a sense of anxiety and heightened emotional intensity.

In other words, when interpreting "agitato", performers should strive to create an atmosphere of unease and turbulence in the music, allowing the audience to experience a heightened and emotionally charged musical ambiance.

Example of Agitato

Beethoven "Moonlight" Sonata, III "Presto Agitato" Valentina Lisitsa