Sonata / Johann Sebastian Bach 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.
TitleComposerInstrumentPeriodRatings
Flute Sonata in Eb, BWV 1031 Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Flute Sonata in C, BWV 1033 Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
6 Violin Sonatas, BWV 1014-1019 Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Flute Sonata in Em, BWV 1034 Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Violin Sonata no. 3 in C, BWV 1005 Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Baroque
Violin Sonata in Gm, BWV 1001 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
3 Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, BWV 1027-1029 Johann Sebastian Bach Viola da gamba Baroque
Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017 Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Baroque
Flute Sonata in Bm, BWV 1030 Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Violin Sonata no. 2 in Am, BWV 1003 Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Flute Sonata in A, BWV 1032 Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1039 Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Flute Sonata in E, BWV 1035 Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Keyboard Sonata in D, BWV 963 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
Violin Sonata in G major, BWV 1019 Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Baroque
Violin Sonata in F minor, BWV 1018 Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Baroque
Organ Sonata no. 5 in C major, BWV 529 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Organ Sonata No.1 in E-flat major, BWV 525 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Organ Sonata no. 6 in G major, BWV 530 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Trio Sonata for Organ no. 4 in Em, BWV 528 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
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Periods Baroque