Con brio

With vigor, with spirit

"Con brio" is an Italian expression that translates to "with vigor" or "with spirit" in English, conveying the meanings of "energy" or "enthusiasm".

In music, "con brio" is an instruction used to guide performers to play with a lively and spirited quality, evoking a sense of briskness and vivacity.

In other words, when interpreting "con brio", performers should aim to infuse the music with a dynamic and enthusiastic energy, allowing the audience to experience a musical performance that is characterized by liveliness and spiritedness, reflecting the composer's intention for a vibrant and energetic rendition of the piece.

Example of Con brio

K. 183 Mozart Symphony No. 25 in G minor, I Allegro con brio