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by Salvo Marcuccio
02 Nov 2018, 17:26
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Correct grammar for "assai" and "molto"
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Re: Correct grammar for "assai" and "molto"

In current Italian, "Assai ritenuto" and "molto ritenuto" are equivalent and perfectly fine. "Ritenuto assai" is correct, but with a rather pretentious flavour. As an Italian speaker, I would avoid "Ritenuto molto" in anything other than a musical score. However, as John pointed out, the history of ...