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Largo (It.: ‘large’, ‘broad’)locked

  • David Fallows


A tempo mark, considered by many theorists of the 18th century, particularly in France, to be the slowest of all: Rousseau (1768) listed it as the slowest of his five main degrees of movement in music, and many other writers agreed with him; but there is no overall consistency of opinion among earlier writers about its relation to such designations as ...

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