Origin and Etymology of legato
First Known Use: 1786See Words from the same year
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If his tone was sometimes assertive to the point of brashness, his amazing technical skills – among them a legato line that that few horn players possess – polished the music to a high gloss.
In long stretches of coloratura, especially, her legato, while smooth, retained remarkable clarity of pitch and evenness of rhythm, flickering like a lambent flame.
On Friday, his articulation, particularly for the left hand, was fascinating: often a mix of legato and detached notes that helped define and shape the phrases at ground level.
The first movement has lyrical legato playing, kind of rhapsodic.
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