Festivo

Festive, celebratory

"Festivo" is an Italian adjective that translates to "festive" or "celebratory" in English, conveying the meanings of "joy" or "celebration".

In music, "festivo" is an expression marking used to instruct performers to play with a festive or celebratory quality, evoking a sense of happiness and exuberance.

In other words, when interpreting "festivo", performers should aim to create a musical performance that is characterized by a joyful and celebratory atmosphere, allowing the audience to experience a lively and upbeat musical ambiance that reflects the spirit of festivity and celebration in the piece being played.

Example of Festivo

Sibelius - Andante Festivo