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In the first movement of "Verklarte Nacht" by Arnold Schoenberg there is a term "Etwas belebter". When I checked this word in dictionary it mean "Somewhat busier". When I listen to the piece in this part the piece is becoming faster. does busier here means faster?

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"Etwas belebter" here is used with the meaning "Somewhat more lively". Speed is an obvious component of that but you might also make the articulation a bit more sprightly, articulating somewhat snappier and giving some more danceable weight to the natural rhythmic accents.

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