Sonata / Classical 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. 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. 1 in Fm, Op. 2 no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Classical
Piano Sonata no. 12, K. 332 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
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. 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. 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
Sonata for Piano Four-Hands in C, K. 521 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano 4 hands Classical
Piano Sonata no. 7, K. 309 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Piano Sonata no. 9 in E major, Op. 14 no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Classical
Piano Sonata no. 14, K. 457 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Piano Sonata no. 6 in F, Op. 10 no. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Classical
Violin sonata no. 21, K. 304 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Solo Instrument and Piano Classical
Piano Sonata no. 10 in G major, Op. 14 no. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Classical