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"stolen time"

(from the window shopping archives - just a play with a mirror, windows, a street cafe and a poster inside the show case of a music store :-)

 

Today's the birthday of Mr Fryderyk Franciszek Szopen, better known as Frédéric Chopin... so, please listen to this little piece :-)

 

Waltz Brilliante Op. 34, No. 1 in A Flat Major

 

Tempo rubato (Italian: stolen time) is a musical term referring to the slight speeding up or slowing down of the tempo of a piece at the discretion of the soloist or the conductor. In the earlier type of rubato, the tempo of the melody was made more flexible, while the accompaniment kept strict time. A later type affected melody and accompaniment.

 

The picture / painting (?) on the concert poster in the background is made by an artist I unfortunately don't know.

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Taken on July 19, 2009