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By Thomas Christensen, Robert Gjerdingen, Rudolf Lutz, Giorgio Sanguinetti

This quantity displays a multidisciplinary process, with the accessory at the interaction among track functionality and track thought. Thomas Christensen, in his contribution, indicates how the improvement of tonal harmonic conception went hand in hand with the perform of thoroughbass. either Robert Gjerdingen and Giorgio Sanguinetti specialize in the Neapolitan culture of partimento. Gjerdingen addresses the relation among the conclusion of partimenti and contrapuntal considering, illustrated by means of examples of contrapuntal imitation and blend in partimenti, resulting in the "partimentofugue." Sanguinetti elaborates at the background of this partimentofugue from the early eighteenth till the past due 19th century. Rudolf Lutz, eventually, offers his use of partimenti in academic perform, giving examples of the way reviving this previous perform can provide new insights to composers, conductors, and musicians.

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