Definition of Sonatas

1. Noun. (plural of sonata) ¹



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Definition of Sonatas

1. sonata [n] - See also: sonata

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sonatas

sonances
sonancies
sonancy
sonant
sonantal
sonantic
sonants
sonar
sonarlike
sonarman
sonarmen
sonars
sonata
sonata form
sonatalike
sonatas (current term)
sonatina
sonatinas
sonatine
sonce
sonces
sondage
sondages
sonde
sondeli
sondelis
sonder
sonders
sondes
sone

Literary usage of Sonatas

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"3 sonatas Nos I and 2 for PF. solo: No. 3 for PF. and Violin (nr Flute) ... The Andante from the second of these sonatas was arranged as a Song (AMZ vol. ..."

2. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"In later times they are always spoken of as sonatas, and for their self-dependent nature they are rightly so named, though they only consist of one movement ..."

3. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, Adela Harriet Sophia Bagot Wodehouse (1880)
"LEOPOLD KOZE- LUCH (1753-1814) wrote II concertos, 12 solo sonatas, 1 concerto for 4 hands, and 2 collections of smaller pieces; some of the latter have ..."

4. Biographical Dictionary of Musicians: With a Bibliography of English by James Duff Brown (1886)
"sonatas for Pf., in sets of 3 and 5 ; op. 11. Sonata and Toccata for Pf. ; op. 12. ... Two sonatas ; op. 36. Progressive Lessons in Pianoforte Playing ..."

5. The Musical World (1870)
"sonatas, Op. 10, Nos. 1, 2, 3—Op. 13, and Op 14, Nos. 1 and 2 48. sonatas, Op. 22—Op. 28—Op. ... sonatas, Nos. 18, 17, 18, 19. Complete in one volume, 5s. ..."

6. The Appreciation of Music by Thomas Whitney Surette, Daniel Gregory Mason (1907)
"In the other two sonatas bearing the same opus number he adopts the name scherzo — which is an Italian word meaning "joke" or "jest" — and with it ..."

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