par·​ti·​ta | \ pär-ˈtē-tə How to pronounce partita (audio) \

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The partita is a hypnotic piece filled with dramatic cascading passages. Alex Vadukul, New York Times, "Redemption of a Lost Prodigy," 30 Mar. 2018 Una partita tutta da rivevere con la foto gallery di #MilanSampdoria., "A.C. Milan Owner Yonghong Li Declared Bankrupt According to Reports in Italy," 19 Feb. 2018 To hear Christian Tetzlaff tell it, Bach’s six solo works for violin aren’t simply a collection of stand-alone pieces, three sonatas and three partitas that can be played separately or together. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tetzlaff tackles Bach’s violin music, alone and undaunted," 14 Dec. 2017 Alina Bercu of Romania scored points with a Bach partita, Hamelin’s toccata and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. Olin Chism,, "Review: Cliburn’s first day ends with three strong performances," 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of partita

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for partita

Italian, from partire to divide, from Latin — more at part

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The first known use of partita was in 1864

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