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! CANCELED ! Partimento: the basic training of the Italian composer-improvisor in the 18th century

! CANCELED !
It is with great regret that we have to conclude that with the rising infection rate and the more restricted covid-19 measures the continuation of ARTICULATE (part 1) at the Academy and ARTICULATE (part 2) at the Conservatoire cannot take place.

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Lecture-recital

by Ewald Demeyere

How did eighteenth-century Italian composer-improvisers manage to produce so much good music so quickly and easily? Long surrounded by mystery, this is a question to which a more concrete answer can now be given. Recent research has shown that partimento was at the origin of this craft. Giorgio Sanguinetti defines a partimento as "a sketch, written on a single staff, whose main purpose is to be a guide for improvisation of a composition at the keyboard." And thanks to Ewald Demeyere's research, it is now known exactly how maestro Fedele Fenaroli gave shape to his partimento method, research that resulted in various publications.

During this lecture recital, Demeyere will not only explain the method as such, on the basis of partimenti by Alessandro Scarlatti, Franceso Durante, Fedele Fenaroli and Giacomo Tritto, but also illustrate how it eventually resulted in actual keyboard compositions, albeit written in shorthand.

 

>> This event is part of the program of ARTICULATE | BAUHAUS 1 0 1.