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Adagio   /ədˈɑʒiˌoʊ/   Listen

(of tempo) leisurely.

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"Adagio" Quotes from Famous Books

... dear child, you have a voice as big as a house," and a few years later she made some of her finest successes with the part; but in the rehearsals she quarrelled violently with Beethoven because of the unsingableness of passages in the Adagio, of which, no doubt, this ...
— A Book of Operas - Their Histories, Their Plots, and Their Music • Henry Edward Krehbiel

... intention. The expression must be carefully observed in the playing, and in the elaboration, where the subject occurs in several keys in connection, the first tone is taken rather strong and with a slight dwelling upon it. The slow melody in D major, as well as the adagio in E-flat, illustrate Mozart's faculty with sweet and rather deep melodies which, while perfectly simple in structure, nevertheless have in them the soul of the artist. The tone has to be full, round, singing, and never loud. There are parts of the fantasia which do not come up to the ...
— The Masters and their Music - A series of illustrative programs with biographical, - esthetical, and critical annotations • W. S. B. Mathews

... too cloying. I'm a deal more like Mendelssohn's music,—what I know of it, for I can't distinguish tunes,—you wouldn't suspect it,—but full harmonics delight me as they do a wild beast; and so I'm like a certain adagio in B flat, ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 27, January, 1860 • Various

Words linked to "Adagio" :   music, opus, composition, piece, slow, dancing, musical passage, dance, terpsichore, duet, pas de deux, saltation, passage, piece of music, musical composition

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