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us: Sonatas


  • Here are entered miscellaneous collections of compositions for one or two solo instruments. Individual sonatas and collections of sonatas for a specific medium of performance are entered under the heading followed by the medium.
  • Sonatas for three or more solo instruments are entered under headings for chamber music, e.g. [Trio sonatas; Piano quintets; Quartets; String quartets; Trios (Clarinet, harp, percussion); Wind trios.]
  • General works on the sonata as a chamber music form are entered under the heading [Sonata.] Works on the structure of individual movements in sonata form are entered under the heading [Sonata form.] Works on the sonata for particular instruments are entered under the heading [Sonatas] qualified by instrument(s) and with appropriate subdivision, e.g. [Sonatas (Clarinet and piano)--History and criticism; Sonatas (Piano)--Analysis, appreciation; Sonatas (Violin and piano)--Encyclopedias.]

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    • Here are entered miscellaneous collections of compositions for one or two solo instruments. Individual sonatas and collections of sonatas for a specific medium of performance are entered under the heading followed by the medium.
    • Sonatas for three or more solo instruments are entered under headings for chamber music, e.g. [Trio sonatas; Piano quintets; Quartets; String quartets; Trios (Clarinet, harp, percussion); Wind trios.]
    • General works on the sonata as a chamber music form are entered under the heading [Sonata.] Works on the structure of individual movements in sonata form are entered under the heading [Sonata form.] Works on the sonata for particular instruments are entered under the heading [Sonatas] qualified by instrument(s) and with appropriate subdivision, e.g. [Sonatas (Clarinet and piano)--History and criticism; Sonatas (Piano)--Analysis, appreciation; Sonatas (Violin and piano)--Encyclopedias.]
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    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 1998-08-10: revised
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