Sonata music

A sonata is a work in three or four movements (rarely two, or more than four) for a single instrument or a small number of performers. The term evolved through the history of music, designating a variety of forms prior to the Classical era. By the early 19th century the word came to define a multi movement work, almost always including a first movement in the so called 'sonata form', a second movement of a slow, contrasting character; a dance for third movement, and a finale in a rondo, theme and variations, or sonata form. The term 'sonata form' refers to the layout of the first movement of a sonata, which confronts two main themes of different quality, develops them and then recapitulates. This soon became a basic principle in academic music writing. It was applied to many forms of large works, and, together with the fugue, defined the composition and musical analysis procedures for almost a century. Today it is still widely studied, and sonatas continued to be written, even if musical languages have changed.
TitreCompositeurInstrumentÉpoqueVotes
Piano Sonata no. 14 in C# minor 'Moonlight Sonata', Op. 27 no. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 11, K. 331 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Piano Sonata no. 8 in C minor 'Pathetique', Op. 13 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Classical
Adagio in G minor Tomaso Albinoni Solo instrument and Continuo Baroque
Piano Sonata no. 17 in D minor 'The Tempest', Op. 31 no. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 1 in Fm, Op. 2 no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Classical
Piano Sonata no. 12, K. 332 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49 No. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 16 'Facile', K. 545 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Viola da Gamba Sonata in G major, WK 155 Carl Friedrich Abel Viola da gamba Classical
Piano Sonata no. 23 in F minor 'Appassionata', Op. 57 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 10 in C major, K. 330 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Piano Sonata no. 7 in Bb "Stalingrad", Op. 83 Sergei Prokofiev Piano 20th Century
Piano Sonata no. 5 in Cm, Op. 10, no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Classical
Piano Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor 'Funeral March', op. 35 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major 'Waldstein', Op. 53 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Classical
Violin Sonata no. 9 'Kreutzer', Op. 47 Ludwig van Beethoven Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 3 in C, Op. 2 no. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Classical
Piano Sonata no. 13, K. 333 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Piano Sonata no. 8, K. 310 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
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Compositeurs à l'affiche Johann Sebastian Bach  ·  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ·  Ludwig van Beethoven  ·  Frédéric Chopin  ·  Franz Schubert  ·  Johannes Brahms  ·  Franz Liszt  ·  Claude Debussy  ·  Franz Joseph Haydn  ·  Felix Mendelssohn  ·  Georg Friedrich Händel  ·  Antonio Vivaldi  ·  Camille Saint-Saëns  ·  Robert Schumann  ·  Edvard Grieg  ·  Gabriel Fauré  ·  Sergei Rachmaninoff  ·  Domenico Scarlatti  ·  Edward Elgar  ·  Sergei Prokofiev  ·  Various  ·  Henry Purcell  ·  Gioachino Antonio Rossini  ·  Max Reger  ·  Georg Philipp Telemann  ·  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  ·  Tomaso Albinoni  ·  Niccolò Paganini  ·  Muzio Clementi  ·  Richard Strauss  ·  César Franck  ·  Gaetano Donizetti  ·  Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke  ·  Anton Rubinstein  ·  Johann Nepomuk Hummel  ·  Josef Gabriel Rheinberger  ·  Ottorino Respighi  ·  Sigfrid Karg-Elert  ·  Carl Friedrich Abel  ·  Alessandro Rolla  ·  Johann Christoph Pezel  ·  Ignaz Moscheles  ·  Domenico Cimarosa  ·  Arcangelo Corelli  ·  Baldassare Galuppi  ·  Denis Pisarevsky  ·  Leoš Janáček  ·  Benedetto Marcello  ·  Michael Haydn  ·  Alban Berg
Instruments Bassoon  ·  Cello  ·  Chamber group  ·  Clarinet  ·  Flute  ·  Harpsichord  ·  Oboe  ·  Open Instrumentation  ·  Organ  ·  Piano  ·  Piano 4 hands  ·  Solo instrument and Continuo  ·  Solo Instrument and Piano  ·  Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra  ·  String Orchestra  ·  String Quartet  ·  Trumpet  ·  Viola  ·  Viola da gamba  ·  Violin
Periods 20th Century  ·  21st Century  ·  Baroque  ·  Classical  ·  Early 20th Century  ·  Late 19th century  ·  Romantic