Again, his style while performing the piece is more improvisational and full of ritards
A common mistake is to make too much of a ritard
too soon, getting slower and thus losing the quality of the sound and intensity of the dynamics.
You can see that happening already in the middle movements of the String Quartet, this extraordinarily attenuated sonic landscape, which you also get in the Concerto, which ends with a few bars of silence and a ritard
. [laughter] I mean, that obviously must have happened by chance.
These elements would include things like: articulation, dynamics, melodic shape, balance, character/mood, tempo or any tempo fluctuations such as ritard
This crescendo of celebration is briefly interrupted by a subito piano ritard
marked "darkly," with framing of exposed tritones that Larsen frequently employs at moments of extreme emotional distress.
The technique of moving through cadences without ritard
is used in this aria for the sake of momentum, but Handel also used the technique to build up dramatic tension.
However, it can still be heard as the ratio of half note to quarter note with a ritard
Onto such an uncountable unit as an eleven-tuplet in the frame, another elastic factor such as an acceleration or ritard
is added, compounding the complexity.
The pleading, piano character might be effective with a slight ritard
, as though hesitant, while the bold, forte character might accelerate, showing its aggressiveness.
This technology permits one to compare performances in terms of technical skills and personal interpretation, and to examine difficult-to-notate elements of timing and dynamics in detail, such as specifically where and to what extent to ritard
or accelerate the tempo.
Once I heard the most incredibly skillful teacher make the biggest exclamation to an elementary student in a lesson over the shaping and ritard
in an eight-measure piece in a beginning method book.
The notation is at times confusing, especially with regards to the numerous fermati and empty rests that follow them, which would perhaps, be easier to navigate were they rewritten as ritards
or whole notes.