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adverb & adjectiveMusic
(especially as a direction) getting slower and broader.
- ‘Masur simply, a bit austerely intoned the opening chorale of the Adagio, creating relief for the violins to effortlessly make their line in allargando unison to follow it very compellingly.’
- ‘There are constant indications in the score of riten, allargando, largamente, and so on, most of which you do seem to observe.’
nounPlural allargandos, Plural allargandiMusic
An allargando passage.
- ‘Maisky also puts in his own nuances, quite profusely, like the allargandos in the Vth Suite.’
- ‘It was good for our preconceived notions of interpretation to be challenged, but occasionally what seemed strange pull-ups and allargandos, might have been considered perverse.’
- ‘The coda is particularly forceful; in his score notes, Del Borgo says a slight allargando in the last two bars is possible for directors wishing to bring the piece to a more dramatic conclusion.’
- ‘Though not intonation-perfect, Jo wowed at every opportunity, soaring and executing allargandos with effortless ease.’
- ‘Where were the sforzandoes and allargandos I was accustomed to?’
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