The speed of the rhythm of a composition. Tempo is measured according to beats per minute. A very fast tempo, prestissimo, has between 200 and 208 beats per minute, presto has 168 to 200 beats per minute, allegro has between 120 and 168 beats per minute, moderato has 108 to 120 beats per minute, andante has 76 to 108, adagio has 66 to 76, larghetto has 60 to 66, and largo, the slowest tempo, has 40 to 60.
Andante: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, II
Allegro: Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, in B-flat major, BWV 1051, III
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