Definitions for maestosomaɪˈstoʊ soʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

maes•to•somaɪˈstoʊ soʊ(adj.; adv.)

  1. with majesty; stately (used as a musical direction).

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of maestoso:

1715–25; < It: stately, majestic

Wiktionary

  1. maestoso(Adverb)

    majestically

  2. Origin: Borrowed from maestoso.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maestoso

    majestic or majestically; -- a direction to perform a passage or piece of music in a dignified manner

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  1. Maestoso

    Maestoso is an Italian musical term and is used to direct performers to play a certain passage of music in a stately, dignified and majestic fashion or, it is used to describe music as such. Maestoso also is associated with the advent of Classicism, Romanticism, and the newer forms of Neo-Classicism and Neo-Romanticism. The interpretation of "Maestoso" is varied by the conductor depending upon the overall style in which the piece is written. Used as more of an interpretive choice, this term is not always associated with a specific tempo or tempo range. The term is commonly used in relatively slow pieces, but there are many examples - such as the first movement of Mozart's Flute Concerto no. 1 - in which a faster tempo can be played in such maestoso. Common examples of maestoso tempo include Elgar's Land of Hope and Glory, the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, the first movement of both Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, as well as Chopin's Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

majestic(adjective)

having great dignity

He looked truly majestic.

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