Con anima

With soul, with spirit

"Con anima" is an Italian expression that translates to "with soul" or "with spirit" in English, conveying the meanings of "vitality" or "emotion".

In music, "con anima" is an instruction used to guide performers to play with a spirited and passionate quality, evoking a sense of emotional intensity and liveliness.

In other words, when interpreting "con anima", performers should aim to infuse the music with a sense of vitality and emotional depth, allowing the audience to experience a musical performance that is characterized by a strong emotional connection and a vibrant, spirited quality that resonates with the soul of the piece being played.

Example of Con anima

Pelécis : Concertino bianco for Piano in C major : III Con anima