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    rubato noun mus. - das Rubato

    Examples/ definitions with source references
    Wahrig Herkunftswörterbuch:
    Rubato im Tempo freier Vortrag, i. e. S. : Veränderung des Tempos der Melodiestimme bei gleich bleibender Begleitung; ital., eigtl. (tempo) rubato "gestohlener Zeitwert" [...]
    Wort: Rubato
    Sachgebiet: Musik
    Grammatikangaben: Wortart: Substantiv
    Geschlecht: sächlich
    Mit dem Rubato geht er sparsam um, der wienerische Schleifer gemahnt bei ihm nie an Heurigenmusik. (Quelle:, 2011-01-09)
    Viele klanglich schöne Details waren zu hören, doch spielte er insgesamt mit einem Rubato, welches die Rhythmik bis an die Grenze der Unkenntlichkeit verzerrte.
    Das Rubato – das kunstvolle Verzögern des Tempos – ist fast ganz verschwunden, dafür ist die Dynamik expressiver geworden.
    American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language:
    pl. ru·ba·tos
    Rhythmic flexibility within a phrase or measure; a relaxation of strict time.
    Italian (tempo) rubato , stolen (time), [...]
    Chambers 21st Century Dictionary:
    rubato music noun (rubatos or rubati) a modified or distorted tempo in which certain notes of a phrase, etc may be shortened (by a slight quickening of tempo) and others lengthened but the overall length of the phrase remains the same [...]
    In these, as in the entire program of works by Chopin and Liszt, he applied rubato liberally. Usually, Kuzmin's tempo changes managed to stay within the boundaries of good taste, though the A-minor Mazurka, Opus 67, No. 4, emerged with the same disjointed quirkiness that infected Liszt's 12th Hungarian Rhapsody later.
    Elder also drew attention to the symphony's Russian roots: the solemn, church-imbued whispering of the motto at the opening and the sweep of the first movement's "big tune", which he shaped with extreme rubato.
    Author Norbert Juffa (236158) 18 Feb 14, 00:44
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