from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an accent that accentuates a note by extending it slightly beyond its normal time value
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, pertaining to or emphasizing slight variations in rhythm for the sake of dynamic expression: as, agogic accent.
With Chopin, new dynamic and agogic accents are rather dangerous, at least to the peace of mind of worshippers of the Chopin fetish.
He does not use it at the repetition, but throughout both dynamic and agogic accents are unsparingly used, and the study seems to resound with the sullen booming of a park of artillery.
Schumann's ritardandi and agogic accents -- he employs twelve hemiolas or metric shifts in No. 5 -- makes her performance a keeper, especially given the lucidity of her piano tone, courtesy of engineer Ludger Boeckenhoff, and the SACD's clarity.
The sheer volume of Schuricht's temperament -- the agogic tugs and stretches -- makes this Beethoven a force with which to reckon.
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