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a quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro

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a musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro

(of tempo) faster than allegro

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in a moderately quick tempo

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For example, if we go from the 1792 clock's slow (perhaps spurious) Quail minuet' (a 'traditional' title, no manuscript source is available) to the 1793 clock's fast Minuetto allegretto from Haydn's'Clock'symphony, the ranges on the Niemecz mechanical organs, flywheel going at 6o, go from dotted minim = 36 to 72.
6o rpm for the 1793 machine's flywheel, the tempo of the Haydn Clock' Symphony's Menuetto Allegretto (Czerny marks it Allegro) is dotted minim = c.
Neumann further excuses this fast Beethoven minuet tempo, referring to the fast verbal tempo indications by Haydn for the minuets of his last eight quartets, by calling attention among other things to Beethoven's accompanying words to this Menuetto,'Allegro molto e vivace" saying that when Haydn [and, we presume, Beethoven] wanted a minuet to be played faster than the unhurried Allegretto, he unfailingly indicated his intentions with eloquent tempo words.
There is no substance to Neumann's remark that the many minuets [of the classical masters] without tempo indications were understood to be in Tempo di menuetto - or in Allegretto - and that, we have seen, was anything but fast.
It appears that Neumann's conversion is taking place incrementally: he quietly begins to accept the concept of a one-in-a-bar tempo for a Haydn minuet marked Allegretto, and here he steps ten significant MM degrees ahead of Marty, whose fastest-ever tempo for a Menuetto Allegro is 56: