Essay on Sonata

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Instead forms which bore properties that met the standards of sonata did. There existed a greater variety of harmonic patterns than those that were in the following era (classical era) which were known as sonatas. Sonatas in the Domenico Scarlatti provide an example of the range of relationship of themes and harmony in the 1730s and 1740s. Sonata was previously written and performed by violin only. Over a long period of time, around the 18th century, a formal type of Sonata evolved which predominated. Mostly the artists’ who perform sonata dress in fancy outfits during the performance and the stage lighting is mostly colored lights with several hues. They were performed in church and in courts Sonata has key players who contributed towards composing in the first stages of it.

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These are key the artists who had the ability to write and come up with melody for the songs they wrote. One of them is C. P. He was a significant composer during the transition between classical period to romantic era in classical music. He composed hid first works in the shadow of Haydn and Mozart. He got a hearing complication and the time of his death he was completely deaf though he did not stop composing in fact his best work are from the 15 years of his life. Franz Schubert was an Australian composer who died at the age of 31. He did over 600 secular works. At a first glass, sonata may appear to be like ternary form which similarly like sonata it has three parts.

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The first section (A) which is followed by section (B) and then the repetition of the first section at the end. It basically forms an ABA pattern. Sonata form parts are inter-related by themes, tonalities, the set of notes and chords used in its different parts. During the playing, the first part is repeated which switches directly to the second part. The tones and the melody key are contrasting from the beginning and midway of the exposition stage with the opening key always strongly rooted the original key. This can be shown vividly in the first movement and second movement of Schubert sonata by Denk. The section may contain different themes and tonalities. Compares with the clearly outlaid difference in the keys, themes contrast are less important in exposition movement.

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Most times, there are two clearly distinct themes in the exposition movement. The music tends to feel unstable. In this part, themes are broken into small parts and may appear into new keys where they may be married to form new melodies. The keys are broken down and interplayed against each other to form counter melody. This makes the listener want to go back to the original key. The best illustration is Beethoven’s Piano sonata No. The original key is brought to the first and second subject with a dominant key. The recapitulation can differ in the literalness as it tends to play the same keys as those played in the exposition as seen in Mozart’s sonata in B-flat Major, K570(1789) there is a slight modification in the first subject key and the second subject key is maintained in the dominant key.

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