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Syncopation and playfulness in the Allegro

In contrast to the elegance of the Largo, the Allegro is virtuosic and full of fun. Its most characteristic element is the use of syncopation. Syncopation can be used to heighten tension (such as in Bach's D-minor concerto for Harpsichord). Here, however, Telemann uses it in a playful way. In this clip, Nick demonstrates how we can make the most of the playful nature of the movement.


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