The hardest part about piano lessons is having to give a recital, or to demonstrate what you've learned in front of an audience.
You can also use the noun recital to describe the telling of a story. Your uncle might be famous for boring people at parties with his recital of youthful Boy Scout adventures, for example. In the 1500s, recital was strictly a legal term, the "statement of relevant facts," but the musical meaning had come into use by the 1800s. The root is the Latin word recitare, "repeat from memory."
Primary Meanings of recital
a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
a detailed statement giving facts and figures
n a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
n a detailed statement giving facts and figures
- Type of:
a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc