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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.]
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n, pl -te (-teɪ) or -tas
(Classical Music) music a type of suite
[Italian: divided (piece), from Latin partīre to divide]
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(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]
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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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Poll's performances are neat but lack the imagination that the finest exponents bring to these works, for example in the famous Gavotte en Rondeau, best known from the Violin Partita No.3.
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Their programme will include Bach's Partita No.3 for solo violin, Schumann's Romanze, Brahms' Scherzo and the Beethoven Sonata Op.24 in F major.
It was presented at the University College London on Tuesday, 10 March 2015, with talks by Jason Wilson, Evi Fishburn and me, and an extraordinary concert by the violinist Kati Debretzeni played Bach's Chaconne from the Violin Partita No.
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