What is adagio?

  • (adj): (of tempo) leisurely.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on adagio:

String Quartet No. 2 (Mendelssohn) - Movements
... This work has four movements Adagio – Allegro vivace Adagio non lento Intermezzo Allegretto con moto – Allegro di molto Presto – Adagio non lento A typical ...
Symphony No. 1 (Schubert)
... The first movement opens with a stately Adagio introduction, reminiscent of the Haydn's 104 in its format ... The short Adagio sets off a lively Allegro vivace ... Adagio - Allegro vivace II ...
Symphony No. 15 (Haydn)
... This symphony has four movements Adagio, 3/4 - Presto, 4/4 - Adagio, 3/4 Menuet e Trio, with the Trio in G major, both 3/4 Andante in G major, 2/4 Presto, 3/8 The ... The movement begins with a light adagio with the first violins alternating with two horns while the rest of the string section accompanies in pizzicato ... The movement finishes with a modified version of the Adagio at the beginning of the movement ...
Eight Pieces For Four Timpani - Adagio
... "Adagio", composed in 1966, is written for pedal timpani, and explores the many effects possible by changing the pitch of the drum while playing ...

More definitions of "adagio":

  • (adv): Slowly.
    Example: "Here you must play adagio"
  • (noun): A slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers.
  • (noun): (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully).
    Example: "They played the adagio too quickly"