Prestissimo, prestissimo |
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Prestissimo, prestissimo |

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ital., superlative from presto – quickly

Denoting a very fast tempo. It has been used in this sense along with the “composite” terms presto assai, presto molto since about the 30s. 17th century Usually used in closing. sections of the final parts of the sonata-symphony. cycles, less often – as a designation of the tempo of the whole movement.

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