Abruptly, suddenly

"Bruscamente" is an Italian adverb that translates to "abruptly" or "suddenly" in English, conveying the meanings of "sharpness" or "unexpectedness".

In music, "bruscamente" is an expression marking used to instruct performers to play a passage or section of the music abruptly or suddenly, evoking a sense of quick and unexpected change.

In other words, when encountering "bruscamente" in the music, performers should execute the indicated passage with a sharp and sudden manner, allowing the audience to experience a swift and jarring musical shift that adds an element of surprise and contrast.

Example of Bruscamente

Preludes, Op. 49: No. 2 in F Major: Bruscamente Irato