Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern
Saturday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.Rebroadcast Sunday, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.on Music Station
For marketing purposes, record companies often use “Adagio” to mean any slow piece with a strong emotional content.
“Adagio,” however, means “to go at a slow or easy pace”—and it’s that pace, characterized by an insistent, underlying pulse, that allows for both peaks and valleys of emotion.
In this hour, how a simple tempo notation makes for memorable music by Albinoni, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian, Rodrigo and Barber.
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