What is the musical Allegro?

Allegro is a musical by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics), their third collaboration for the stage. Opening on Broadway on October 10, 1947, the musical centers on the life of Joseph Taylor Jr., who follows in the footsteps of his father as a doctor, but is tempted by fortune and fame at a big-city hospital.

What is Allegro by Sondheim about?

Sondheim noted, ” Allegro was an attempt to use epic theatre in contemporary musical theatre. It used a Greek chorus, and tried to tell the story of a life, not through events but through generalities. This is now what would be called a Brechtian approach.”

Why is Allegro de Mille considered to have made history?

Times dance critic John Martin stated, ” Allegro has definitely made history” for de Mille’s giving “form and substance to material with little of either”. Dance Magazine praised her for creating “the illusion of space and depth far beyond the confines of the proscenium”.

What is the difference between Allegro and Lento?

Robert Garland, in the New York Journal American suggested that Rodgers and Hammerstein “had confused allegro [which means at a fast pace] with, say, lento, which means ‘slow’, ‘unhurried’, and even downright ‘serious'”.

What does Allegro misterioso mean in music?

Allegro misterioso means lively with a touch of intrigue. There is even a redundant term allegro allegro, which tells the music reader to play or sing at an “even livelier allegro.” Presto is another music marking that is used to mean fast, in fact, it is faster than allegro.

What is the beats per minute of Allegro?

Allegro is usually measured at 120 to 168 beats per minute. An accurate way to measure beats per minute is to play along with a mechanical or electronic metronome, which is a device that ticks out the tempo of a song.