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pianissimo

Music (to be performed) very quietly.
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The Concert Choir was dazzling with pianissimo chanting at times and exuberant swelling at others.
There was a burst of thickly textured chords before a final pianissimo, barely audible.
A second cadenza is accompanied by mesmerising pianissimo tambourine trilling, more eerie 'bird pecking' effects from percussionists accompany the final aural vanishings - surely unique in the repertoire?
Particularly impressive were the orchestral pianissimos, almost imperceptible, yet edgy.
Intonation was not always perfect, but then this was a performance not a test; a joy to hear with splendid orchestral support: wonderful doublestoppings, sparks flying in passionate interchanges, heart-stopping pianissimos with woodwind and horns.
There was dynamic punch when needed, though their pianissimos were excellent.
Spectacular solo spiccato scampering compared brilliantly with breathtaking tutti pianissimos in the accompaniment, which was careful and caring.
At times, the soloist was almost imperceptible, so controlled were his pianissimos.
Immaculate bustling spiccato followed breathtaking pianissimos both from soloist and accompanying orchestra.
The lyrical intensity of the adagio produced wonderfully inventive harmonic language with some peculiarly effective pianissimos from the quartet.
Maestro van Zweden certainly has the measure of this hall as he risked exceptional pianissimos to accompany fine mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn.
Some delicate pianissimos from the strings made this a special performance.