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a gradually increasing tempo of music

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gradually increasing in tempo

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with increasing speed

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Note that the second method takes account of interruptions to the pulse such as fermatas, accelerandos and ritardandos, while the first and third ordinarily do not.
It is also clear that the conductor was not holding back from great contrasts in dynamics, expression and in tempos, that he was not afraid of agogics, accelerandos, expansive sound, mystery and an almost frenzied excitement--in other words romanticism with all that it involves.
Frenetic rhythms led through superbly controlled accelerandos to muted tuttis, dying away to a hive of murmuring bees.
In trying to account for the spectator's sense of tempo, however, it seems important to consider how the variable rhythms of editing, speaking, and figure movement interact and how they help to articulate the rhythm of the film as a whole, its accelerandos and ritardandos.
I noted two accelerandos for which Mozart did not call: the first is almos inevitable given the surge of excitement at bar 34 of the first finale but the second ignobly coarsens the end of the whole work.
This renders subtleties of rubato and other tempo alterations, including ritardandos, accelerandos and fermatas, difficult to coordinate.
While invaluable in more experimental works, such as Penderecki's early symphonies and cello works, the introduction of a new method for indicating accelerandos and rallentandos in this case is totally unnecessary and seems, like the quarter-tones, an afterthought.
I noted two accelerandos for which Mozart did not call: the first is almost inevitable given the surge of excitement at bar 34 of the first finale but the second ignobly coarsens the end of the whole work.
Issues such as balance, voicing, shaping of phrases, rhythmic steadiness and accuracy, variety of articulation, planning of dynamic shadings and pacing of ritardandos and accelerandos, all need to be discussed in a young pianist's musical development.
There is also a great deal of tinkering with tempo, yet Debussy's subtle relaxations of pulse and accelerandos back to the main tempo in the finale are not fully observed.