Translation of rubato in Spanish:


rubato, adv.

Pronunciation /ruˈbɑdoʊ//rʊˈbɑːtəʊ/

adverb & adjective


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    • He also creates a rubato feel, carefully notated by his tempo indications.
    • Author C. Palmer examined three aspects of timing in piano performance that are not explicitly notated in the score: chord asynchronies, rubato patterns and legato/staccato patterns.
    • Philip warns, however, that while references to rhythmic freedom are common they ‘give no positive information about what actually happens to the rhythm during a rubato passage’.