Definition of Sonata form

1. Noun. A musical form having 3 sections -- exposition and development and recapitulation; characteristic of 1st movement of a sonata or symphony.

Generic synonyms: Art Form



Definition of Sonata form

1. Noun. (music) A form of classical music consisting of a single movement divided into three main sections, namely - the exposition (in the tonic and then another key), development (modulating in different keys) and recapitulation (returning to the tonic), sometimes followed by a coda ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sonata Form

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sonar
sonarlike
sonarman
sonarmen
sonars
sonata
sonata form (current term)
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sonders

Literary usage of Sonata form

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1. Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation of by Louis Charles Elson (1905)
"Haydn first established the classical sonata form, although Ph. Em. Bach, ... In the full sonata form the second movement would be in slow tempo. ..."

2. Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation of by Louis Charles Elson (1905)
"In the full sonata form the second movement would be in slow tempo. ... sonata form. In the style of a sonata. sonata form is also synonymous with ..."

3. Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation of by Louis Charles Elson (1905)
"Haydn first established the classical sonata form, although Ph. Em. Bach, ... In the full sonata form the second movement would be in slow tempo. ..."

4. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"Among the earliest specimens of this rudimentary sonata- form may be counted the Sonatas of Giov. Battista Fontana (published about 1630), a Sinfonía by ..."

5. The Appreciation of Music by Thomas Whitney Surette, Daniel Gregory Mason (1907)
"the way in which we shall use it here, letting "sonata-form" mean this peculiar type of musical structure, to be described in detail presently, ..."

6. The Appreciation of Music by Thomas Whitney Surette, Daniel Gregory Mason (1907)
"the way in which we shall use it here, letting "sonata-form" mean this peculiar type of musical structure, to be described in detail presently, ..."

7. The Appreciation of Music by Daniel Gregory Mason, Thomas Whitney Surette (1907)
"the way in which we shall use it here, letting "sonata-form" mean this peculiar type of musical structure, to be described in detail presently, ..."

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