In Italian, Presto means "very fast" or "quickly." In music, generally refers to the music to be played 168 to 200 beats per minute.
Presto is sometimes used in combined with other tempo markings, such as "Presto ma non troppo", which means "very fast, but not too fast", so the performer needs to have some control. Combining tempo markings in this way is very common because tempo markings in classical music is used to indicate "relative speed", not "absolute speed".
Writer: Frankie Chan