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Partita

 

in 17th- and 18th-century music, a type of variation on a choral melody, for organ; also, a type of instrumental suite consisting chiefly of dances.

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On a casual hearing, there is little between the baroque sonata and the partita (or suite).
By contrast, the partitas employ dance movements, in a vernacular fashion.
2, along with a never-done-before 'violin and orchestra' arrangement of the famous Chaconne from the Partita No.
Perhaps it is this fine movement and the attributed dance movements that persuade Rampe to contend that Ebner's music shows "a master of strict counterpoint who far exceeded Froberger in virtuosity, but who could also write partitas in the French style without ever having set foot in France" (p.
Originally published in 1726 when Bach was in his 40s, these dance music suites were particularly popular at the time and are argued to be among the most ambitious of his compositions with Partitas No.
A search for Bach's Sonatas and Partitas can be frustrating because CML does not consider them to be a single work.
BACH Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (Arte Nova Classics): No government spin-doctor could have contrived a more appropriate millennium event than the 250th anniversary of Bach's death, a landmark which will provide the year 2000 with countless musical activities commemorating that demise on July 28 1750.
I have been listening to a wind concert of the Hummel and Krommer Octet Partitas, Mladi by Janacek, a serenade by Mathias Seiber and some Slavonic Dances by Dvorak.
It is fascinating, in an abstract sort of way, to hear the harmonic connection between one of Bach's violin partitas and one of his chorales, but it is not an experience most will likely wish to repeat on aesthetic grounds.
Dedicating the original version of his Partitas "to amateurs, to refresh their spirits", J S Bach would no doubt have been intrigued by the concept that these educational compositions would be performed in public, over 270 years later, by one of the world's great pianists.
McDermott's recording features two each of the keyboard partitas and English suites, while Rangell's two discs (at a single-disc list price) offer all six of the partitas.
In 1731, Bach published the Six Partitas for Harpsichord, BWV 825-830.