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Why are classical music terms all Italian?

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Why are classical music terms all Italian? Things like Allegro, Adagio etc.
Tony, Notting Hill Gate

Answer

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Name: Kevin, Umbria
Qualification: Sound engineer specialising in classical music and I live in Italy!
Answer: It’s to do with the Renaissance. Modern musical notation was invented in Italy during the Renaissance, in a small town called Arezzo in Tuscany. It was taken as the central language of musical notation.