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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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In the opening three-movement Sonata in E major, we can clearly hear the influence of the masters of sonata form from Haydn through Clementi and Mozart to Beethoven.
Schubert's ability to shape dynamic, lyric, and imaginative formal solutions to classical sonata form builds upon, rather than contradicts, his predecessor.
The first movement is in sonata form, contrasting a bright fanfare-like theme that has arpeggiated figures and flashy scales with a gentle, flowing second theme.
It's a four-movement work with the opening Moderato espressivo and closing Presto agitato both in sonata form and Takenouchi takes the exposition repeat in both - which may pale on repetition - so that it lasts 36 minutes.
His passion for Chopin will be reflected in the concert programme, also comprising an inclination to explore Beethoven's mastery with the classic sonata form.
Richard Strauss Serenade in E-flat major was written for Wind instruments, composed in sonata form and modeled after the Gran partita in 1881
The Vivace from Paradies's Sonata VI is a thematically and harmonically developed sonata form. Myra Hess made a brilliant recording of the Allegro.
Dressed in a willowy lavender gown that allowed ample freedom of movement for her hands, Hila navigated the movement's sonata form with ease.
The piece's unorthodox structure is actually in keeping with Schubert's own tendencies (if not textbook sonata form), and scholarly focus on explaining the composer's logic or strategy has resulted in Hyland's analysis concentrating upon musical continuity and the medial caesura.
Similarly, in Musical Form and Analysis, the honors subset meets weekly from midterm on to discuss musical texts that present problems for the conventional sonata form, a form that the class as a whole surveys during the previous unit.
But then, Schumann was attempting to depict his wife, Clara, and what a human being looks like in sonata form, one wonders.
Literary scholars will be intrigued by the discussion of gender in Maurice Guest, in which Bjorken-Nyberg concludes that "'Maurice Guest may qualify as New Womanish in its challenge of an essentialist approach to the gendered sonata form, and Richardson's subtle manipulation of the form may consequently be regarded as proto-modernist" (157).