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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
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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While the first two classical pieces, "Watermark" (Enya, 1988a, 1988b) and "Prelude Number I" (Bach, n.d., 1984), were relatively well known and in major keys, the following pieces, "Andantino" (Khachatrian, 1986) and Prelude 11 (Norton, n.d.), were likely to have been less familiar to Charlotte.
But it's really the accompanying Saint-Saens Third Violin Concerto that knocked me over, especially its slow middle movement, the Andantino. I've seldom heard it so ravishingly beautiful.
At measure 135 there is an echo of the "Andantino amoroso" (number 7) of the Quaderno and in the following measure, in the guise of a "ritornello," the whole last piece of the Quaderno, as it was heard at measure 62.
Here, the author deals with the terminology at the slow end of the spectrum, the confused meaning of Andantino (i.e., whether it is faster or slower than Andante), the relationship of metre and tempo, the tempo of the minuets, and Haydn and 'tempo trends'.
A symphony in C published by Venier is recorded in two versions, the first containing a particularly heartfelt Andantino for strings alone.
Yulianna Avdeeva offered a hard-edged metallic tone which made the opening big tune sound crudely over-emphatic and, in the delicate Andantino, varied in volume but hardly a fraction in texture, colour or warmth.
959 and the song Der Taucher, to claim that the "Andantino's suggestion of an individual's confrontation with an overwhelming force might reflect Schubert's perception of his stance vis-a-vis Beethoven, and the trajectory of the middle section his gradual stylistic accommodation with the music of his idol" (p.