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1. (to be performed) slightly faster, or slightly more slowly, than andante
2. a passage or piece to be performed in this manner



in music, a moderate tempo, somewhat faster than andante; also a musical piece or section of a piece performed in this tempo.

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Nielsen cautioned against contriving to imbue music with it, facetiously describing the recipe for "the national element" this way: "Take one part Andantino in 6/8 time, one part minor, and one part Danish pear compote that has stood out all night; stir the whole thing together well, set it over a slow fire, and let it cook for around twenty minutes.
As expected, the brass blazed in spirited fashion, while the folksong elements of the Andantino brought out the best of the woodwind players.
The piece has been dubbed as much a duel as a duet, but Petrenko kept the Phil on the right side of fisticuffs; robust, rich and sharp-edged in the first and final movements - and charming through the cheerful little waltz of the andantino in between.
Mikhail Glinka will be a short price, though, and short-priced horses who are not fully tuned up are certainly not good betting mediums, so for the bet I look to another O'Brien-trained horse, Andantino, in the Glenbeigh Group Handicap over 1m.
The lively Rag-Mazurka and a graceful Andantino turned into a riotous Finale - marred only by youngsters who managed to rattle sweet-wrappings through the entire concert.
Earlier, Aidan O'Brien's Andantino should make it third time lucky in the opening two-year-old maiden.
However, odds-on punters had to sweat because the Red Ransom colt was all out to hold off Andantino.
The second movement, Andantino, is almost a miniature concertino for oboe, here played with aching beauty by Kelly Gronli.
He loved to make playful, competitive, happy ballets in which the dancers showcase their virtuosity and verve, such as Interplay, Andantino, Piano Pieces, and In G Major.
The quality was reintroduced in the Andantino, with a smooth transferral of melodies between different instruments.
En una composicion de tan interiores motivacion y manufactura, y sobre todo en el incomparable segundo movimiento Andantino grazioso (ataca), poco o casi nada logro transmitir un pianista que con otros repertorios ha conseguido sus mayores triunfos.
Similar examples are the Andantino e con espressione of the Sonata in F Major, R.