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If I would have a guess I would say that it is a poor score and what the piece really wants is a return to the original tempo. It would be better to indicate that with the terms tempo primo or a tempo. It is confusing as you rightly point out. Moderato is a indication of character not mere speed or tempo. As with such things the character is indicated at ...


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I would certainly read it as: Start accelerating at the accelerando so that you are playing at a moderato tempo when you get to the moderato, then continue to play moderato until you reach another tempo marking or the end of the piece. That might not be exactly how others play it, and every performance involves interpretation of the score by the ...



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