Becoming slower, widening

Largando is a musical term that indicates a gradual slowing down of the tempo and an increase in expressive freedom. It comes from the Italian language, meaning "becoming slower" or "widening".

When largando is indicated in sheet music, it instructs the performer to gradually slow down the tempo and increase the freedom of expression. This term is often used in transitional or concluding sections to create a broader, slower effect. The performer can adjust the speed based on their own interpretation and feeling, while imparting more expressive qualities to the music.

In addition to the change in tempo, largando conveys a sense of freedom and ease in performance. The performer can handle the length, dynamics, and tone of the notes with greater flexibility, highlighting the musical expression and emotions.