Certainly Gurickx played magnificently, and with a brio I have rarely heard equalled. Music -Study in Germany Amy Fay. Gozzi gave him brio and bonarietà, with. This is a list of musical terms that are likely to be encountered in printed scores, music reviews, . Play in a showy and spirited style. brio or brioso: Vigour; usually in con brio: with spirit or vigour; broken chord: A chord in which the notes are not. A directive to perform the indicated passage with vivacity or spirit. with spirit, with vigouran instruction to the player meaning 'with spirit'.