Sentence Examples


  • He chose a sprightly sonata in b-flat major.
  • Least of all can it conduce to the formation of sound critical standards for the new instrumentation which is now in process of development for the future forms of instrumental music. These, we cannot doubt, will be as profoundly influenced by Wagner as the sonata style was influenced by Gluck.
  • Classical and modern chamber-music in the sonata style consists mainly of string-quartets for 2 violins, viola and violoncello; string-trios (rare, because very difficult to write sonorously); pianoforte-trios (pianoforte, violin and violoncello); pianoforte-quartets (pianoforte with string-trio); pianoforte-quintets (pianoforte with string-quartet); string-quintets (with 2 violas, very rarely with 2 violoncellos), and (in two important cases by Brahms) stringsextets.
  • From the far side of the house through the closed doors came the sound of difficult passages--twenty times repeated--of a sonata by Dussek.
  • Her favorite sonata bore her into a most intimately poetic world and the look she felt upon her made that world still more poetic.

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