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date: 29 March 2020

Tempo d’attacco (It.: ‘movement of attacco’, i.e. of the opening)locked

  • Julian Budden

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(It.: ‘movement of attacco’, i.e. of the opening)

In Italian opera of the 19th century, the first, fast movement of a closed number following the recitative or scena (slow cantabile sections are never so qualified). It is most commonly applied to duets, whether in two movements or the more usual three. In finales that lack an initial chorus the ‘cinetic’ movement that precedes the ...

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