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sonata form

n. Music
A form of a movement consisting of three sections, the exposition, development, and recapitulation, often followed by a coda.
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sonata form

n
(Classical Music) a musical structure consisting of an expanded ternary form whose three sections (exposition, development, and recapitulation), followed by a coda, are characteristic of the first movement in a sonata, symphony, string quartet, concerto, etc
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sona′ta form`


n.
a musical form comprising an exposition, a development section, and a recapitulation of the exposition.
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Noun1.sonata form - a musical form having 3 sections -- exposition and development and recapitulation; characteristic of 1st movement of a sonata or symphony
art form - (architecture) a form of artistic expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)
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Translations
Sonatensatzform
sonaadivorm
sonaattimuoto
forme sonatestructure sonate
szonátaforma
sónötuform
forma-sonata
ソナタ形式
sonatevorm
forma sonatowa
forma-sonata
sonatna oblika
sonatform
сонатна форма

sonata form

n (Mus) → Sonatenform f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Symphony first-movement form is made up of three main periods.
Stevens, 'Theme, Harmony, and Texture in Classic-Romantic Descriptions of First-Movement Form', Journal of the American Musicological Society, xxvii (1974), 25-60, at pp.
1760 have nothing to do with the opening sections of French overtures; he would prefer to call sonata form "symphony form"; and he notes the kinship of first-movement form in C.