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Transcript of Tempo
: Gemässig / Mässig
: Lebhaft, Lebendig / Munter
Slow, leisurely (Largo and Lento are relatively slower than Adagio).
: Allmahlich Schneller
Italian & german terms
Tempo is the speed at which the music is or ought to the played; the pace of the music
very slow and serious, solemn (as of a funeral march).
slow and stately manner.
Vivo / Vivace
: Schnell, Rasch
: Sehr Schnell
Ritardando (ritard.) / Rallentando (rall.) / Ritenuto (rit.)
Largamente / Allargando
Rubato, Tempo rubato
Tempo Primo, Tempo I
(lit. a little Largo) Less slow or slightly faster than Largo.
Slow(ly). Its speed is approximately between Largo and Andante.
(lit. walking) At a walking or moderate pace.
Moderate(ly), at a moderate pace. Its speed is approximately between Andante and Allegro.
(lit. a little Allegro) Rather lively, a little slower than Allegro.
Lively (bordering on fast).
Lively. It is relatively faster than Allegro.
Fast. Its speed is relatively faster than Allegro.
As fast as possible.
Becoming gradually slower, slowing down.
Getting louder and slower at the same time, broadening out.
Dying away, getting softer and slower at the same time.
(lit. Robbed) The increasing and decreasing of the pace (speed) of the music without actually affecting the overall duration of time.
For example, if it takes ten seconds to play a phrase, the speed may slow down between the 4th and 6th seconds and then increased after that but the overall duration will still remain ten seconds.
The opposite of Tempo Giusto.
At a convenient or comfortable speed.
In strict time. The opposite of Tempo Rubato.
Return to or resume the original speed.
This indication normally follows a change of Tempo for a different section.
The next section then returns with the original Tempo.
getting gradually faster
Beethoven's Pathetique sonata: I. Grave
Dvorak's New World Symphony: II. Largo
Mozart's Piano Concerto no. 27: II. Larghetto
Bach's Adagio in D minor BWV 974
Satie's Gymnopedie no. 1
Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor
Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Nutcracker Suite)
Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 2: I. Moderato
Ravel's Jeux d'eau
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite Overture
Scarlatti's Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K. 1
Beethoven's Symphony no. 7: I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
Chopin's Prelude Op.28 no.5
Chopin's Etude Op. 10 no. 5
Chopin's Etude Op. 10 no.4
Esa-Pekka Salonen's Helix
John Williams - Jaws
Schumann - Traumerei
Chopin - Nocturne Op. 9 no. 1
Mahler - Symphony no. 3: III. Comodo. Scherzando
Stravinsky - Dumbarton Oaks Concerto - I. Tempo Giusto
Rachmaninoff - Prelude Op.3 no.2
Rubinstein's Melody in F