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Sonata (from It. suonare: ‘to sound’)locked

  • Sandra Mangsen,
  • John Irving,
  • John Rink
  •  and Paul Griffiths


A term used to denote a piece of music usually but not necessarily consisting of several movements, almost invariably instrumental and designed to be performed by a soloist or a small ensemble. The solo and duet sonatas of the Classical and Romantic periods with which it is now most frequently associated generally incorporate a movement or movements in what has misleadingly come to be called ...

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