The King requested the improvisation of a fugue in six parts, which the master did to the astonishment of all present.
His knack of improvisation he at all times exercised freely.
Indeed, what melody, unless it be a reminiscence, is not an improvisation?
The one way in which he certainly did not produce literature was by improvisation.
His second stream of improvisation had a still more powerful effect, and the audience again tumultuously recalled him.
I was amazed, and made an improvisation on her skill, which I gave her in writing.
Himmel, however had already exhausted his imagination and finished his (quasi) improvisation.
His improvisation, in which it occurred to him to unite all these melodies, renewed the excitement.
In fact, it was to him more than to the Romans, that the second improvisation of Corinne was directed.
For my encore last evening I gave them an improvisation on the National Hymn.
improvisation 1786, "act of improvising musically," from Fr. improvisation, from improviser "compose or say extemporaneously," from It. improvvisare, from improvviso "unforeseen, unprepared," from L. improvisus, from in- "not" + provisus "foreseen," also "provided," pp. of providere "foresee, provide" (see provide).