Though things improve, Serkin, lyrical in the outer movements, spoils the andante with heavy accents.
I glided out of the house andante in 3-4 time, nearly floating, dreamlike, toward my destination.
The following ‘Largo’ runs longer than most, but I'd not have it a moment less: limpidly beautiful and, yes, a bit Romantic, like a Mendelssohn andante .
Presenter Jack O'Brien kept proceedings at a nice pace - andante you might say - while feeding us morsels of intriguing information.
The playing is adequate - I mostly disagree with the quartet on how fast an andante should be played.
And under van Daele's sure hand, this came off remarkably well, with a vivid allegro, lovely andante , one of Haydn's zesty minuets and a finale that carries the title ‘la Tempesta’ for good reason.
He didn't know what a waltz was, or what it meant to play allegro instead of andante .
The tendency is usually to play the andantes too slowly, and the quick movements, scherzos, & c, too quickly.