Definition and background:
A German term directing the musicians to perform the indicated passage of the composition with a broad tempo, or fairly slow. Similar to langsam, meaning slow, and is used to designate a tempo range from largo to lento or a metronome marking from around 40 to 60 beats per minute. See also [Fr.] lent; [Fr.] large; [Ger.] langsam; [Ger.] breit. (Ger) broadlargo
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