tempo instructions, beats per minute

largo – adagioandantemoderatoallegropresto


Largo, from the Italian for 'broad,' is a tempo indication meaning very slow (40–66 beats per minute) – slower than adagio. Sometimes larghetto is used to indicate a metronome speed of 60–66 bpm, and largo to indicate 60 or less. There is also larghissimo for extremely slow (24 bpm and under).


A well-known example of a piece with a tempo indication of largo is the second movement of Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 (The New World).