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date: 15 December 2019

Teneramente (It.: ‘tenderly’)locked

  • George Grove


(It.: ‘tenderly’)

A direction indicating a style of performance rather more sentimental than that called for by dolce (sweet), but on the whole having much the same meaning and use in music. A good instance of the distinction between the terms is found in the second movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in E minor op.90, where the subject, at its first entry labelled ...

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