Sonata / Baroque 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
Adagio in G minor Tomaso Albinoni Solo instrument and Continuo Baroque
Cello Sonata in Em, RV 40 Antonio Vivaldi Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Keyboard Sonata in B minor, K. 27 Domenico Scarlatti Harpsichord Baroque
Sonata in Fm, K. 466 Domenico Scarlatti Piano Baroque
Recorder sonata in F, HWV 369 Georg Friedrich Händel Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Keyboard Sonata in E, K. 380 Domenico Scarlatti Piano Baroque
Flute Sonata in Eb, BWV 1031 Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 Arcangelo Corelli 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
Cello Sonata in Bb, RV 45 Antonio Vivaldi Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Violin Sonata in G minor Henry Eccles Violin Baroque
Sonata in D minor, K. 9 Domenico Scarlatti Harpsichord Baroque
Violin Sonata in F major, HWV 370 Georg Friedrich Händel Violin Baroque
Flute Sonata in Em, BWV 1034 Johann Sebastian Bach Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Violin Sonata in Gm, BWV 1001 Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Baroque
Violin Sonata no. 3 in C, BWV 1005 Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Baroque
Violin Sonata in Dm, T.So 26 Tomaso Albinoni Solo Instrument and Piano Baroque
Keyboard Sonata in A major, K. 209 Domenico Scarlatti Piano Baroque
3 Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, BWV 1027-1029 Johann Sebastian Bach Viola da gamba Baroque