seconda prattica

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noun se·con·da prat·ti·ca \se-¦kȯn-dä-prä-¦tē-kä\
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seconda pratica

Definition of seconda prattica

  1. :  the innovative musical practice of the late 16th and early 17th centuries in Europe especially as to monodic style and freedom in dissonance treatment justified by the expressive setting of texts Convinced that they had made a great advance over their sixteenth-century predecessors, they called their art seconda prattica (as opposed to the prima prattica of sixteenth-century polyphony) … — Christopher Small, Musicking, 1998 — compare prima prattica

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1932

First Known Use of seconda prattica

1932


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