From Heifetz to Perlman with some lesser known violinists in between, David Mellor believes these are the five players from the gramophone era that no one can beat. What do you think?
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(Italian: 'slow') The music is to be played at a slow pace.
(Italian: 'very slow' ) To be played at a very slow pace
(Italian: 'slowly') At a slow speed, but more lighthearted than adagio
(Italian: 'slightly slowly') At a slow speed, but more lighthearted than adagio
(Italian: 'walking') Slightly slower than a walking pace
(Italian: 'walking'). Meaning the music should be played at a walking pace. Not too fast or slow.
(Italian: 'lively'). The music should be played cheerfully, upbeat and brisk.
(Italian: 'becoming hurried') Increasing in speed
(Italian: 'quick') An instruction that a movement, section, or work is fast in tempo.
(Italian: 'very quick') Very very fast pace
(Italian: 'getting faster') The pace of the passage increases gradually
(Italian: 'getting slower') The pace of the passage decreases gradually
(Italian: 'very vivacious') Very fast and lively
Allegro con moto
Presto - Prestissimo - Rallentando - Andante