Prestissimo


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Prestissimo

 

a musical term designating a very quick tempo. It has been used since the 17th century, as well as the compound terms presto assai and presto molto. Often it is used in the concluding sections of the last movements of symphonies in sonata form.

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Prestissimo throughout, the whole song rides swiftly over repeated Gs, and later B[flat]s and As, in the piano in a triplet pattern in triple meters.
Team Prestissimo was chosen from a field of 10 three-member teams that competed for 32 non-stop hours to create character-driven animations under extreme pressure and multiple staged distractions.
66) As early as 1841, Moscheles commented that the marking for the first movement produces "so fearful a prestissimo as Beethoven could never have intended," and recommended reducing it to [half note] = 116.
Students can deliberately play a work in the wrong style, try to depict the opposite character, use way too much pedal or none at all, turn an adagio into a prestissimo or vice versa.
Sensitive balance with a bass guitar led to crazy prestissimo fingerwork.
It is a movement marked allegro assai, but it was played prestissimo.
Her novel handling of Brahms's octave glissandos was especially stunning, the way she took them prestissimo, staccato, and pianissimo all in one, producing a feverish, nearly unbearable nervous effect which electrified the critics no less than the crowd.
Or, if we really want the seal population to thrive, then we'd all better become vegetarians prestissimo.
1, in 3/4, dotted minim = 112, go at the same tempo as the final 6/8 Prestissimo of op.
Once the piece begins with its driving 2/2 meter and prestissimo tempo, it is maintained throughout the entire work until it reaches its climatic allargando in the last three measures.
Stylish improvised African drumming from Rebello in Fanshawe's 'Lord's Prayer' from his 'African Sanctus,' was followed by her spectacular performance of 'Speaking in Tongues', vocalised Indian dance patterns (originally tabla); music with spirited prestissimo articulation any singer would envy.
Nell'ultimo capitolo Jossa si occupa dei cosiddetto "caso Ariosto" che scoppia quasi subito dopo la pubblicazione deli'ultima edizione dei poema ariostesco: "la discussione sull'Orlando furioso comincia prestissimo, se e vero, come riteniamo, che essa si manifesta gia dentro al poema con le aggiunte del 1521 e del 1532.