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n. Music
1. An instrumental piece composed of a series of variations, as a suite.
2. One of the variations contained in such a piece.

[Italian, from feminine past participle of partire, divide, from Latin partīre; see partite.]


n, pl -te (-teɪ) or -tas
(Classical Music) music a type of suite
[Italian: divided (piece), from Latin partīre to divide]


(swit; for 3 often sut)

1. a number of things forming a series or set.
2. a connected series of rooms to be used together: a hotel suite.
3. a set of matching furniture, esp. for one room.
4. a company of followers or attendants; train or retinue.
a. an ordered series of instrumental dances, in the same or related keys, commonly preceded by a prelude.
b. an ordered series of instrumental movements of any character.
6. Computers. a group of software programs sold as a unit and usu. designed to work together.
[1665–75; < French, metathetic variant of Old French siute suit]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.partita - one of the variations contained in a partita
variation - a repetition of a musical theme in which it is modified or embellished
2.partita - (music) an instrumental suite common in the 18th century
suite - a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected
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She'll pair Bach's Partitas for solo violin with Ysaye's fantastical Fifth Sonata, along with something new by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis.
Sobre su obra, es un error decir que los conciertos Brandenburgo, las sonatas y partitas para violin y el primer libro del Clave bien Temperado hayan sido escritas en Weimar.
The Accompaniment in "Unaccompanied" Bach: Interpreting The Sonatas And Partitas For Violin, by Stanley Ritchie.
En efecto, la historia del violin tiene en las partitas y sonatas para violin de Bach uno de sus fundamentos.
My fondest memory is of him playing Bach solo violin partitas in the Anglican cathedral.
Bach, especialmente cuando se trata de la Chacona de la Segunda Partita en Re menor, obra incluida en la coleccion de Sonatas y Partitas para violin solo.
The concert takes the listener on a journey which begins with Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin, after which Kennedy is joined by an acoustic guitarist, a snare drum and a double bass to perform his own arrangements of some of his favourite music.
The program includes Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin.
Our relationship with land and home are the theme of Vikram Seth's six poems set for double choir in Shared Ground which can be linked by partitas for solo violin Ponticelli ("little bridges"), performed by Philippe Honor, or played separately - I found the former arrangement worked best.
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His live recording of the six partitas, made in September 2007 at Neumarkt Reitstadl, represents his current take on these compositions -- the first group of works to be published by Bach himself in 1731.
There is more outstanding fiddling in the Bach sonatas and Partitas played on two discs by Alina Ibragimova, released by Hyperion.