Passionate, emotional

"Appassionato" is an Italian adjective that translates to "passionate" or "emotional" in English, conveying the meanings of "intensity" or "strong emotion".

In music, "appassionato" is an expression marking used to instruct performers to play with a passionate or emotionally intense quality, evoking a profound and fervent emotional response.

In other words, when interpreting "appassionato", performers should strive to convey the music with deep intensity and strong emotion, allowing the audience to experience a passionate and emotionally charged musical ambiance that resonates with powerful feelings and sentiments.

Example of Appassionato

Beethoven: "Appassionata" Piano Sonata No. 23, Op 57 - III. Allegro ma non troppo