In this conversation Peter shares his insights about his research on how improvisation, composition, partimento, and counterpoint were taught in the late 18th century Naples.
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SOP Podcast #69 - Peter van Tour on Teaching Counterpoint, Partimento, Composition, and Improvisation in Late 18th Century Naples
has specialized in the counterpoint pedagogy and historic improvisation and composition. He studied Music Pedagogy (5 years) at Brabant Conservatory in Tilburg, Master in Musicology at the University of Utrecht and Master in Music Theory (MA) at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Peter's PhD dissertation "Counterpoint and Partimento: Methods of Teaching Composition in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples" (Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Uppsala, 2015) highlights the practical teaching strategies at the Neapolitan conservatories during the late eighteenth century. In 1995, Peter co-founded the Gotland School of Music Composition, where he has been teaching Music Theory until 2014.
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