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 (lär-gĕt′ō) Music
adv. & adj.
In a slow tempo, usually slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio. Used chiefly as a direction.
n. pl. lar·ghet·tos
A larghetto passage or movement.

[Italian, diminutive of largo, largo; see largo.]
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(lɑːˈɡɛtəʊ) music
adj, adv
(Classical Music) to be performed moderately slowly
n, pl -tos
(Classical Music) a piece or passage to be performed in this way
[Italian: diminutive of largo]
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(lɑrˈgɛt oʊ)

adj., adv., n., pl. -ghet•tos. Music. adj., adv.
1. somewhat slow; not so slow as largo, but usu. slower than andante.
2. a larghetto movement.
[1715–25; < Italian, diminutive of largo largo]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.larghetto - (music) a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
Adj.1.larghetto - (of tempo) less slow and broad than largo
slow - at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"
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The first song is a gentle barcarolle, the second is lively larghetto mosso, where the piano paints the hesitant movement of the birds who alight but do not eat the crumbs.
Certainly in this account by Paul Lewis the Larghetto second movement was a melancholy and emotional contemplation of the vagaries of life.
Neat articulation prevailed, however, with the pastel colourings of the Watteau-esque larghetto, followed by a a delightful gavotte, and a sparkling finale with busily understated timpani-playing.
Allegro (Version for 2 pianos in 8 hands by Tomer Lev) W.A.Mozart - "Larghetto and Allegro" for Two Pianos (For 2 pianos in 4 hands, 1781) D.Shostakovich -Concertino in A minor op.
In early 1841, he composed a Concert Overture in D major, in the Larghetto of which there is a passage for four cellos; it was heard publicly for the first time on May 2nd in Prague, and later published by Kistner in Leipzig.
They will perform Mozart: Piano Concerto K467, second movement; Chopin: Nocturne in E flat, Op 9 No 2; Louis Theodore Gouvy: Piano Quintet in A Op 24, I Allegro giocoso, II Larghetto mosso, and III Allegro con brio.
479-529: Larghetto affettuoso, "Se il destino a te m'invola").
Larghetto: Affettuoso, and Ku, also on piano, will play Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.
There was a lovely warm and meditative opening to the Larghetto, and a capering Rondo with Ehnes' violin dancing a doublestopping dance in a firefly finale.
Although titled Romanza, (17) the predominant character of this simple ternary piece for horn and piano (catalogued as opus 59/2) is more like that of a lyric pastorale due to the relaxed 12/8 metre and Larghetto tempo; the contrasting B section has more momentum.
There's something so calming, ethereal and yet grounding about the larghetto [music with a languid tempo].
Un grand moment de plaisir pour les centaines de familles qui ont ecoute religieusement des morceaux choisis par les deux ensembles : Vivace essai de la symphonie NA 82 [beaucoup moins que] L'ours [beaucoup plus grand que], Air de Don Giovanni, Larghetto du concert pour piano et orchestre a cordes, la veuve joyeuse, un duo Hanna et Danilo [beaucoup moins que] Lippen Schweigen [beaucoup plus grand que].