Monday, December 30, 2013

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, 1st mvt.: Pezzo in forma di sonatina

"A sonatina is literally a small sonata. ... In general, a sonatina will have one or more of the following characteristics: brevity; fewer movements than the four of the late classical sonata; technical simplicity; a lighter, less serious character. ... The first (or only) movement is generally in an abbreviated sonata form, with little or no development of the themes. For this reason, a sonatina is sometimes defined, especially in British usage, as a short piece in sonata form in which the development section is quite perfunctory or entirely absent: the exposition is followed immediately by a brief bridge passage to modulate back to the home key for the recapitulation" (Wikipedia).

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