Sonata / Romantic 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. 17 in D minor 'The Tempest', Op. 31 no. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Romantic
Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Op. 49 No. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 23 in F minor 'Appassionata', Op. 57 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor 'Funeral March', op. 35 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Violin Sonata no. 9 'Kreutzer', Op. 47 Ludwig van Beethoven Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821 Franz Schubert Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
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
Piano Sonata No. 19 in G Minor, Op. 49 No. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 29 in Bb 'Hammerklavier', Op. 106 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 20 in A, D. 959 Franz Schubert Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 3 in Bm, Op. 58 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Violin sonata no. 5 in F ''Spring'', Op. 24 Ludwig van Beethoven Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 25 in G, Op. 79 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Romantic
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65 Frédéric Chopin Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
Cello sonata no. 3 in A, Op. 69 Ludwig van Beethoven Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 32 In Cm, Op. 111 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 13 In Eb 'Quasi una fantasia', Op. 27 no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Romantic
Piano Sonata no. 16 in Am, D. 845 Franz Schubert Piano Romantic