Sonata      Back to Musical Genre

This term has referred to a variety of compositions over time, from the Baroque era, through the Classical and Romantic eras, to the present. However, they do have certain features in common: they are all instrumental works with several movements or sections. The vast majority of examples you are likely to come across will either be works written for solo piano, or another instrument accompanied by piano.


Playlist - Sonata 

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight”

Brahms Clarinet Sonata No. 1

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5 “Spring”  

Prokofiev Flute Sonata Op. 94

Mozart Piano Sonata in C K545