Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2012

420 Pages | 208 music ex., 22 illus.

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780195394207

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The Art of Partimento

History, Theory, and Practice

Giorgio Sanguinetti

  • Presents for the first time a complete account of the composition theory taught in Naples during the eighteenth century, which influenced virtually every composer in Europe
  • Guides the reader towards the actual realization of partimenti
  • Draws from musicology, music theory and archival research
  • Offers a practical guide for composition through use of the partimento

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