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Perfidia (It.)locked

  • Andrew V. Jones


A term used mainly during the 17th and 18th centuries to designate the persistent repetition of a figure or motif. Its use as a technical term in music would have been suggested by a meaning that was current in the 17th and 18th centuries but is now obsolete: ‘obstinacy’ or ‘persistence’. Berardi, in his ...

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Bologna, Basilica di S Petronio, Archivio Musicale