Klarinet Archive - Posting 000739.txt from 1997/09
From: Dee Hays <deerich@-----.net>
Subj: Re: Brahms 2nd Sonata question
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 03:01:59 -0400
David B. Niethamer wrote:
> on 9/8/97 11:34 PM, Frank Garcia wrote:
> >I have a question regarding the 2nd movement of the Brahms 2nd Sonata.
> >The first third of the movement is marked Allegro appassionato.
> Well, not exactly. The Weiner Urtext edition says "Appassionato, ma non
> troppo Allegro", and I think there's a difference.
Yes there definitely would be a difference, here they are:
Allegro appassionato => lively passionate
Appassionato, ma non troppo allegro => passionate but not too fast
Italian is a flexible language but as you can see there is a little difference
in these phrases.