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Overall, we see the same general tempo pattern in both cases: a big arc--a speedup followed by a slow-down (accelerando-ritardando)--that characterizes the first part (bar), followed by a further ritardando with an intermediate little local speedup (the loop in the phase plot; note that the final segment of the curve (leading to the final diamond) already pertains to the first beat of the next bar).
1 (1950-51); the haunting sense of movement and yet stasis as the accelerando and ritardando piano and harpsichord seem to pass each other (or become each other) while standing still (or remaining themselves) in the center movement of the Double Concerto; the sense of one conception evolving out of another--generative and yet inexorably new--in the Variations for Orchestra; the floating, ineffable melodies of the strings against the clanging, massive chords of multiple orchestras in the Symphony of Three Orchestras; and the dramatic dialogue between impassioned chords and urgent runs in Night Fantasies.
Every time a little ritardando or a change of rhythm occurs, one can feel him inwardly sending out an urgent plea to Quexicatuatl for help.
In a private lesson, the teacher can help practice cues, releases or tempo adjustments, such as a ritardando or accelerando by conducting a solo piece while the student plays.
3, the chromatically descending bass, the ritardando in m.
A serious error is there fore committed, when a singer, in order to give spirit to the final cadences of a piece, uses a ritardando at the last bar but one, instead of the tempo rubato; as while aiming at spirit and enthusiasm, he only becomes awkward and dull.
The broad stream of the river as it enters Prague is almost too sprightly and lithe, but this means that the entry of the Vysehrad theme, prepared for by a very effective ritardando, is all the more impressive.
This marking would make little sense if the second presto had been at a proportional (that is, identical) tempo to the main theme, so it appears to imply that the presto had a different tempo -- presumably a faster one, in which case the Poco-a-poco indicates a ritardando.
The music takes on a transitional aspect not from the suggestion of fermatas, as seen in the introduction in Example 1, but rather from the suggestion of ritardando, where the gradual slowing of the pulse interferes with Taylor's almost incessant sense of forward motion.
Delage indicates lent for most of the song and inserts additional ritardando and rallentando markings.
The slow tempo taken for Flow my tears is in every way breathtaking, and the decrescendo and ritardando at the end of this song show Agnew to be a very accomplished singer technically.
This would also be the time to work on any tempo changes; ritardando is the most common tempo change in elementary-level music.