moto perpetuo


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moto perpetuo

(ˈməʊtəʊ pəˈpɛtjʊəʊ)
n
(Classical Music) music a fast instrumental passage made up of notes of equal length
[Italian, literally: perpetual motion]
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Gorilla and Orange Sun with its somewhat hallucinatory title reveals Latimer's vivid imagination for orchestral colours, its hobgoblin opening progressing into a moto perpetuo of irresistible momentum and New World jazziness.
Switching between outrageous parody and intense expression, it hopped from baroque dance to pompous march, swooning waltz to dizzying moto perpetuo with manically strummed cellos giving way to Mahlerian elegy, all delivered in pristine detail and superb tone.
The first movement, something of a moto perpetuo, showed her - and the orchestra's - considerable energy.
Apart from pauses, this is a moto perpetuo building to two cluttered crises, and then comes a throw-away coda of distinctly good humour.
1 from the Leonore Piano Trio (October 16) and Colin's Chaconne with Chorale and Moto Perpetuo in a concert from violinist Katie Stillman and pianist Simon Lane which also features the Elgar Violin Sonata (November 6).
Her tone solitary and vulnerable at first, growing in assertion and spinning a tensile narrative line which nothing could snap, Benedetti charted us confidently through the music's meandering structure, culminating in efficient, exhilarating delivery of the finale's gruelling moto perpetuo.
There's a fascinating moto perpetuo which eventually fragments with some dynamic percussion and woodwind playing.