Thank you, Denian. So, in effect, in section 2 the tempo should indeed slow a little. (I can certainly see that in your solo performance, which I hadn’t seen before. Thank you).
I’m still not quite clear, though, why Granados would opt to describe, or label, the second section in such a different way from the first. I feel there must be a hidden message there, which escapes me.
If the tempo intended is to be only a touch slower than in the first section, what might the reason be behind applying such extremes as ‘andante’ and ‘lento assai’ and changing the signature; when the use of, say, ‘adagio', to indicate something a bit slower than andante, would serve the purpose while maintaining the same 3/4 time signature?
Is it, as Lagartija implies, to do with the phrasing of the beats in 6/8, as opposed to 3/4, which might promote a different feeing? Or something else? A different sense of the pulse, perhaps?
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