An extended composition for one or two instruments, consisting usually of three or four movements; as, Beethoven's sonatas for the piano, for the violin and piano, etc.
an instrumental composition for solo or ensemble that contains three or four sections or movements. See also chamber sonata, church sonata, and trio sonata
1) An instrumental composition, usually for soloist or soloist and keyboard. Originally the term sonata (played music) was used as opposed to cantata (sung music) and toccata (keyboard music). Good examples of the modern sonata are three by Beethoven, the "Moonlight," "Pathétique," and "Appassionata" (GP 18). (2) A formal procedure common to first movements of instrumental works from the Classical period forward, involving a typical thematic and harmonic scheme of exposition , development , and recapitulation .
form - a complex structure developed over hundreds of years by composers especially for first movements of symphonies in order to confound music students (now obsolete)
A relatively short piece for solo instrument, often accompanied by a keyboard instrument. ( Lesson 9, Page 1) HEAR IT
Solo composition for piano or other instrument with piano accompaniment.
a piece of instrumental music consisting of 3 to 4 independent movements varying in mood, tempo or key
a musical composition of three or four movements
a multimovement composition for solo instrument, or instruments and keyboard accompaniment
(1) An extended piece for instrumental soloist (or featured instrument with solo instrumental accompaniment), usually in several movements; in its modern form dating from the early 18th century (2) term applied in earlier days to instrumental music to distinguish it from vocal music (' cantata').
a musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms
a collection of notes/tones, but if those notes/tones are sounded in a different order, the music is NOT the same--even though the tones/notes are identical in themselves
a composition written in a specific form for a solo instrument
a kind of music that is being played by four instruments
a piece, usually in two or three movements, that is written for one or two solo instruments (sometimes with an additional bass line)
a song developed for a single instrument
a work that often consists of may different movements
literally, "sounding piece"; in Baroque music, an intimate work for one to three instruments in one to three movements. In the Classical and Romantic eras, a more extended solo or chamber piece in three or four movements
instrumental genre in several movements for soloists or small ensembles
a work for one or two players consisting of four movements
(it.) - A composition for one or two instruments with several movements, each following specific forms and charachteristics. [back
A term given to a three-part piece, normally comprising Exposition, Development and Recapitulation.
Instrumental genre in several movements for soloist or small ensemble.
the most important form of instrumental music from the Baroque era to the present. It usually consists of four independent pieces called movements, each of which follows certain conventions of character and structure
A chamber work in several movements; in the Baroque, typically for three parts (the continuo part normally requiring two instruments); in later periods, for one or two instruments.
This is a term to denote a piece of music, usually of several movements and instrumental, designed to be performed by a soloist or a small ensemble.
A chamber music piece in several movements, typically for three instruments plus continuo in the Baroque period, and for only one or two instruments in all periods since then.
A musical composition for one or more instruments. The term also refers to the musical form typical of the first movements of 18th-century sonatas and related genres. Since the mid-18th century, the term sonata has generally been used for works in a three- or four-movement format for one or two instruments, as in the piano sonata (for solo piano) or violin sonata (for violin with a keyboard instrument).
From Italian for "played" (i .e., not sung). In the 18th and 19th centuries, it referred to a large-scale work, usually in several parts or movements, for solo instruments or solo instruments with accompaniment.
An instrumental composition for piano or piano and another instrument, usually in several movements or sections.
Early sonatas were compositions written for solo instruments, but after about 1750, the form was used for a solo instrument accompanied by another.
Composition for one or more instruments, usually in several movements; takes on different forms in different style periods.
a composition for a solo instrument, or instruments with accompaniment, which consists of three or four large sections called movements
An instrumental piece, often in several movements.
A piece for a solo, or accompanied ,instrument, usually in 3 or 4 movements.
Sonata (From Latin and Italian sonare, "to sound"), in music, literally means a piece played as opposed to cantata (Latin and Italian cantare, to sing), a piece sung. The term, being vague, naturally evolved through the history of music, designating a variety of forms prior to the Classical era. The term would take on increasing importance in the Classical period, and by the early 19th century the word came to be used for a principle of composing large scale works, and be applied to most instrumental genres, regarded alongside the fugue as one of two fundamental methods of organizing, interpreting and analyzing concert music.