Sonata / Piano 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
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
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
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. 5 in Cm, Op. 10, no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Classical
Piano Sonata no. 7 in Bb "Stalingrad", Op. 83 Sergei Prokofiev Piano 20th Century
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
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
Sonata no. 5 in G, K. 283 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Piano Sonata no. 26 in E flat 'Les adieux', Op. 81a Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata in A major D. 664 Franz Schubert Piano Romantic