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 (mä′ĕs-tō′sō, -zō)
adv. & adj. Music
In a majestic and stately manner. Used chiefly as a direction.

[Italian, from maestà, majesty, greatness, from Latin māiestās; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]


(maɪˈstəʊsəʊ) music
adj, adv
(Classical Music) to be performed majestically
n, pl -sos
(Classical Music) a piece or passage directed to be played in this way
[C18: Italian: majestic, from Latin māiestās majesty]


(maɪˈstoʊ soʊ)

adj., adv.
with majesty; stately (used as a musical direction).
[1715–25; < Italian: stately, majestic]


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Quantz was not alone in his taste for a strong flute tone: other 18th-century writers professed their preference for a 'full, round and piercing' sound, especially in Maestosos, Graves and Allegros.
In slow movements marked maestoso, affetuoso,(3) mesto or grave he requires long bow-strokes with strong, expressive accents and refers his readers to Leopold Mozart's violin method and Quantz's flute method, which contains a chapter about violin playing.