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Topic: Tempo Rubato  (Read 657 times)

Offline softbn

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Tempo Rubato
on: July 02, 2022, 02:02:04 PM
In the Second part of Claire the lune -  the tempo rubato part - I noticed many many pianist -  it to say all play the first bar of it veery slow I mean I canít even count to that. Starting with the E flat in the bass - it lasts so long. How do you play that ?

Offline bwl_13

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Re: Tempo Rubato
Reply #1 on: July 03, 2022, 05:20:22 AM
After seeing a few of your posts I think you are overthinking a lot of these things. Trust your ears!

Tempo rubato, you can bend it. Don't worry too much about counting it specifically. I think the opening should be counted, but tempo rubato means you can take some time and let things flow.
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Bach BWV 914
Beethoven Op. 58
Reger Op. 24 No. 5
Rachmaninoff Op. 39 No. 3 & No. 5

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