The web-based series Monuments of Partimenti and Monuments of Solfeggi were initially funded by a Scholarly Editions Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, USA. The series on The Academic Fugue was begun with funding from the Alumnae of Northwestern University. These sites are edited by Robert Gjerdingen (Prof. Emeritus, Northwestern University). We would like to thank the anonymous reviewers of our NEH proposals and the grant administrators at the Endowment and at Northwestern for their support. We would also like to thank the thousands of young musicians and music teachers who have found this site useful.
Prof. Jesse Rosenberg (Chicago, USA), Prof. Rosa Cafiero (Milan, Italy), Prof. Giorgio Sanguinetti (Rome, Italy), Prof. Michael Robinson (Cardiff, UK), Prof. Stephen Shearon (Murfreesboro, USA), Dr. Paolo Sullo (Naples, Italy), Dr. Nicoleta Paraschivescu (Basel, Switzerland), and Prof. Nicholas Baragwanath advise the series not only about instructional materials used in the training of early musicians, but also about the broader scope of European music culture and history.
These series aim to provide free and easy access to the repertories of instructional material that were once common in the training of elite classical musicians in Europe. Those of us involved in its production hope to encourage research into the music-cognitive world of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century musicians. There is perhaps no better way to learn that music than to study it as it was studied by the men and women who created it.
All material in the series is in the public domain and may be freely copied and redistributed.
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