The Great Pianists Setting & Symbolism

Harold C. Schonberg
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Sonata

Sonata is the term used to identify a type of music that is a singing, nuanced, fluffy, polite, and melodic approach developed after Bach's death when the heavy contrapuntal style used in the tempestuous fugue fell into disfavor.

Contrapuntal style

Contrapuntal style is the term used for a form of music also called counterpoint in which several simultaneous melodies are woven together into a harmonious whole that was fostered by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Style galant

"Style galant" is the French term used to describe the musical technique used with the sonata.

Fugue

Fugue is the name of a term used to describe a form of music in which themes successively repeat.

Piano

Piano is the name of the instrument that eventually replaced the harpsichord and clavichord as the primary keyboard instrument of choice. The piano was invented by Bartolommeo Cristofori to play soft and loud that enabled...

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