21 terms

Classical Music Forms

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Sonata
A musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms
Sonata-allegro form
A form used for the first movement of a Sonata. It reatures three main sections: Exposition, Development, Recapitulation
Theme and Variations
A form in which the theme or tune is followed by a number of varied versions.
Symphony
Large work for orchestra, generally in three or four movements.
Rondo
A form where the first section A keeps returning, in between different sections - B, C etc.
String Quartet
A chamber music ensemble consisting of first and second violins, viola, and cello.
Opera
A dramatic work in one or more acts, set to music for singers and instrumentalists.
Concerto
A composition for orchestra and a soloist
Opus or Op.
A composition or set of compositions by a particular composer, usually ordered by date of publication.
Movement
A piece that is one part of a larger composition. Forms like Sonatas and Symphonies usually have four of them.
The symbol for Mozart's catalogue of works
The "K" by the title of Mozart's works is an abbreviation for Köchel-Verzeichnis or Köchelverzeichnis. This is a chronological catalogue of his compositions originally created by Ludwig von Köchel.
Beethoven wrote this many sonatas
32
Beethoven composed this many symphonies
9
Mozart wrote this many symphonies
41
Mozart composed this many sonatas for the piano
18
Haydn composed this many symphonies
106
Haydn wrote this many sonatas for the piano
51
Requiem
A funeral mass or service; a musical composition honoring the dead
Sonatina
A small sonata consisting of 1-4 movements
Clementi wrote this many sonatinas
6
Hoboken
A a catalogue of the musical compositions by Joseph Haydn compiled by Anthony van Hoboken.

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