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pianissimo

Music (to be performed) very quietly.
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In her final aria, "Solo, perduta, abbandonata," she conveyed an appropriate dose of vulnerability, floating a pianissimo as she uttered her last words.
Another sweet pianissimo transpires that flows into graceful swirls and waltz-like gliding strides atuned to symphonic rhythm and melody-as if one were traipsing the light fantastic with the beloved, with a heart swelling with love and too much tenderness.
Mantra-like repetition, the hallmark of this composer, came to life through changes of timbre and dynamic and only the sublime concluding pianissimo was spoilt by extraneous banging of doors.
The baritone Michael Mayes as the villainous Count di Luna began the evening with spotty pitch and a thin tone, but gradually built to a warmer sound and, at times, luscious pianissimos.
To create a breathtaking pianissimo, the pianist can bring the weight of hand and arm to rest just below the surface of the key, about one-third of the way down, before giving it the final swing to the bottom.
Dukach sang two Russian art songs, frequently employing her greatest vocal asset, striking pianissimos.
The superb woodwind ensemble sailed through the tricky start to this piece with great aplomb and, despite some extraordinarily powerful fortissimos - witness the collective "phew" at the conclusion of this piece - it was the exquisite pianissimos which made this performance so memorable.
The duel between the meditative and dramatic aspects of this work gave plenty of opportunities to show off both the pianissimos and the grandeur of the Father Willis organ.
Pianissimos were so soft they whispered, the fortes were imbued with a warmth and strength that echoed through the chapel and up to its high, vaulted ceilings.
The three minute Harrison Birtwistle fanfare Sonance Severence 2000 blew our minds from almost silent bass pianissimos, to tutti cacophony.
As Butterfly, soprano Deirdre Fulton sang with an impressively big, if slightly steely, sound, only missing the vulnerability the character and the high pianissimos.
The fortes were dynamic and impressive, the pianissimos barely perceptible.