What does the word fantasia mean?

Usage examples for fantasia

  1. As an illustration of Schumann's style and method of treating musical subjects, we can not do better than give his article on Chopin's " Don Juan Fantasia": " Eusebius entered not long ago. – Great Violinists And Pianists by George T. Ferris
  2. In later years, it was almost the only composition of his that she would praise; it was a fantasia on the " Huguenots." – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 by Rupert Hughes