The Art of Rubato
“The rubato style involves stealing time when something special is happening in the music. It’s all to do with timing, freedom, and subtlety. And that kind of elasticity and freedom is something that I try to instill in all of my players.” –Benjamin Zander
From a discussion on the art of rubato in the second movement of Mahler’s Second Symphony. Explore the concept of rubato through discussions, performances, and examples of an oft-forgotten magic trick: the delicate art of making music dance.