Tempo di valse


"Tempo di valse" is sometimes swapped with the phrase "tempo di valzer", both of which typically refer to a waltz tempo, however the true meaning of these phrases has been confused, possibly due to a mixture of languages. The word valse is French, and the word valzer is Italian, both of which mean "waltz". However, the phrase "tempo di valse" in Italian means "time spent".<br><br>It's important to note that this is usually taken by the musician as an indication of tempo only, and does not necessarily to play a waltz. <br><br>There are great examples of this tempo in the Nutcracker Suite: Op. 71A: Waltz of the Flowers, and in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Act I: II. Valse.<br>