Well guys, I thought I must talk a bit on pS. Tempo rubato "This is not an exact science"--....stolen time is never cancel it self .... For those who are unfamiliar with the term, tempo rubato refers to the art of controlling time. The word originates from the Italian rubare, meaning to steal. I once attended a masterclass given by Daniel Barenboim, who cleverly explained the term thus: Tempo rubato means to "steal" time, and since we're ethical people, we give back whatever we steal. What exactly is it that we "steal" in music? The answer is that we play some notes slightly ahead of time, or slightly late. We can then balance out the phrase by playing the rest of it a bit slower or faster. It's essential to emphasize that tempo rubato is by no means an exact science, and the time taken and given back will almost never truly cancel themselves out—nor should they necessarily. It's simply a guideline, ideal or rule of thumb. Thanks for reading..