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