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

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Recent Examples on the Web After all the destruction, Spalding takes the record player into a little house in the rear of the stage and plays a Bach partita while Ron and Libby climb to the upper reaches of the theater and exit, as if into heaven. David Gordon, Harper's magazine, "The Forty-Year Rehearsal," 6 Jan. 2020 As a playlist of Bach partitas played in the background, Giulianotti kept up a running commentary, which was transmitted via a sound system. D. T. Max, The New Yorker, "Paging Dr. Robot," 23 Sep. 2019 Her projects range from keen rethinkings of virtuoso fare to a record of improvisations with the German pianist Hauschka to six new solo violin partitas by Spanish composer Antón García Abril, a recording of which came out earlier this year. David Weininger,, "Hilary Hahn’s solo encounter with Bach, just before a break," 3 July 2019 Before the next break starts, though, there are concerts still to perform — among them, a July 10 Bach recital at Tanglewood featuring two of the composer’s sonatas and one partita for solo violin. David Weininger,, "Hilary Hahn’s solo encounter with Bach, just before a break," 3 July 2019 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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11 Jan 2020

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“Partita.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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