GIOVANNI ALBERT RISTORI (1692-1753): Sonata per l'Accompagnamento in G Minor (two versions), 2 Esercicii per l'Accompagnamento in G and in E Flat, JOHANN MATTHESON (1681-1764): 17th, 19th and 22 Excercises of Intermdiate Difficulty, BERNARDO PASQUINI (1637-1710): Partimento in E Minor, FRANCESCO DURANTE (1684-1755): Partimento in B Flat, ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI (1660-1725): Partimenti in D and in G, JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750): Fantasies and Fughettas in B, BWV 907 and in D, BWV 908.
Catalogue Number: 02P027
Description: In essence, the partimento (and everything else here whatever it's titled) is a figured-bass without a top line. These are exercises for a continuo player to improvise a bass line from the very sparse indications a baroque composer left in the score for his guidance. Needless to say, there are plenty of these around which have all the charm of Czerny's basic studies but the harpsichordist here has chosen examples to which he can apply a certain amount of ingenuity and fantasy on his own part. Christian Rieger (harpsichord).