Fierce, ferocious

"Feroce" is an Italian adjective that translates to "fierce" or "ferocious" in English, conveying the meanings of "intensity" or "aggressiveness".

In music, "feroce" is an expression marking used to instruct performers to play with a fierce or aggressive quality, evoking a sense of intense emotion and strength.

In other words, when interpreting "feroce", performers should aim to create a musical performance that is characterized by a powerful and aggressive demeanor, allowing the audience to experience a heightened emotional and dynamic musical ambiance that reflects the intense and forceful nature of the piece being played.

Example of Feroce

Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op.13 (Dvořák, Antonín) - III Mov. Scherzo - Allegro feroce