(Especially as a direction) getting slower and slower, and often also fuller in tone.
- There are constant indications in the score of riten, allargando, largamente, and so on, most of which you do seem to observe.
- Masur simply, a bit austerely intoned the opening chorale of the Adagio, creating relief for the violins to effortlessly make their line in allargando unison to follow it very compellingly.
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