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1. (to be performed) at a moderately slow tempo
2. a passage or piece to be performed in this manner



in music, a moderately slow tempo; also a musical piece (for example, Beethoven’s Andante favori in F major) or a section of a piece performed in this tempo. It is often the tempo for the second section of a symphony, quartet, sonata, and such.

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The opening was powerful and brooding which made the andante all the more delicate and tender, especially when embellished by Elspeth Dutch's plaintive horn solo.
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Later that month, Barry Woods Johnston presented a piano recital of his works Funeral March and Condolence (2011) and Omni Sonata (1981) Andante con Tempo Sempre Stretto, Larghetto, Moderato, and Aggitato.
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The second movement, an andante moderato, brought with it more melody, albeit on the sorrowful end of the scale, with an otherworldy atmosphere and a winding theme from the bassoon which was replicated in the woodwind, while the finale heralded possibly the first ever solo Carpenter says when he thinks of the bassoon he hears a human baritone voice in his head; a melancholy and contemplative baritone if his concerto, written in topsy-turvy fashion from the middle out, is anything to go by.
In the most typically elegiac 'Mahlerian' Andante movement, the gracefully sweeping strings were allowed to flow at a speed that avoided sentimentality.
An insightful andante led into a lively allegro which, again, rather lacked the vital spark to bring it alive.
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But it was the contrast with the sorrowful and reflective andante, played with such tenderness and lightness of touch, which was so impressive.
Hershberger's program will include Andante favori in F Major by Ludwig van Beethoven; Three Intermezzi by Johannes Brahms; Fantasie in C Major by Robert Schumann; and Ballade No.