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Tempo Rubato (Instrumental Ensemble)

Founded: 2011 - Montréal, Québec, Canada

The ensemble Tempo Rubato (stolen time) owes its name to the musical practice of diverging from the unrelenting and gradual rhythm for a short period of time in a piece, allowing for solo freedom. Time withdrawn must sooner or later be given back. Strictly speaking, it is not a matter of stealing but more of borrowing. Its historical origins go back to baroque sources, where it was first detected. At the beginning of the 20th century, this playing technique emigrated toward jazz and its kin, and it then became a vital and central element in music making.Time, an irreversible and irretrievable lapse of the present, characterizes one of the essential parameters of music. Additionally, it is one of the most enigmatic phenomena; one that we all believe we understand, and yet we can hardly explain it.

The founder and director of Tempo Rubato is Alexander Weimann.

 

Source: Meine Seele: German Sacred Music (ATMA Classique, 2014)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

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Works

Alexander Weimann

Orchestra

BWV 54

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Tempo Rubato (ATMA Classique)

 


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