Tempo rubato

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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For example,Iyaalu bata in Yoruba land establishes tempo rubato, (sudden alteration of the flow of the music) because he could suddenly stop the on going electrifying rhythm and bring the entire ensemble in with some special codified drum pattern.
The troubadours of the high Middle-Ages knew about this, for their love songs were marked by tempo rubato, a music signature literally meaning 'stolen tempo' as well as 'stolen time', encouraging expressive and rhythmic freedom--speeding up or slowing down according to how the singer was affected.
"Tree." Tonal on D[flat]; [D[flat].sub.3]-[A[flat].sub.4]; Tess: M; 3/4, 4/4, 2/4, 7/8, 5/8, Moderato, Tempo rubato ([quarter note] = ca.
This adjustment, I believe, is related to the tempo Debussy imagined for the song, which, as we have seen, he increased slightly, from the "Lent (Tempo Rubato)" of the Juilliard manuscript to the "Modere" of the Stichvorlage.
xii): "The treatises of both singers and actors of the period expose an almost uncanny tendency among the lyric arts--what the French called the arts de dire--to merge into one an other, the actor's recitations becoming songlike, and the songs like recitations." In the nineteenth century, Italian composers did not need to write things such as tempo rubato into the score: it was an oral tradition and every singer would know how to apply it, if for no other reason than the composer was usually there to coach the singer.
His use of tempo rubato in the Mazurka is beautifully characteristic of the form--never distorted and in a word, perfect!
So Sunday afternoon in the sturdy New England confines of the Ashburnham Community Church, about three blocks up Main Street from the Frederick Collection, with giant 40-pane Colonial windows flooding late afternoon, cloud-tinged sunlight across the white pews, Sheng explored, in masterful tempo rubato, the full range of Chopin's shorter piano compositions.
The orchestra here is yet another excellent, Montreal-based authentic-instrument band, Tempo Rubato, directed from the keyboard by the German-born Alexander Weimann.
Let's do the easy one--rubato, or tempo rubato, for Italian "robbed time." This is a musical term simply meaning the retardation, or even the anticipation, of the beat--slightly playing around with the strictness of the beat, giving a sense of spontaneity.
Montgeroult advises that the best way to achieve the illusion of sustained sounds is the use of tempo rubato. She combines two different techniques, both contributing to cantabile playing.