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Deliberate upsetting of the meter or pulse of a composition by means of a temporary shifting of the accent to a weak beat or an off-beat.


Traditional Spanish villancico: Ríu, ríu, chíu

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, "Dance of the Youths and Maidens"

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77, III

George Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major, III

Pyotr IlyichTchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, III

Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor, "Polovetsian Dances"


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