Sonata Types and the Type 1 Sonata

James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy

in Elements of Sonata Theory

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780195146400
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850983 | DOI:
Sonata Types and the Type 1 Sonata

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Type 1 sonatas are those that contain only an exposition and recapitulation, with no minimal link between them, while the Type 2 sonatas are those structures in which what others have called the “recapitulation” begins not with the onset of the primary theme, but substantially after the point, which is commonly around the secondary theme. The Type 3 sonatas are the standard “textbook” structure with expositions, developments, and recapitulations that normally begin with the primary theme in the tonic. On the other hand, the type 4 sonatas are the differing sonata-rondos and begins with an expositional rotation that traverses the usual P TR 'S/C pattern. Type 5 sonatas encompass concerto-sonata adaptations, which are blends between earlier ritornello principles and other sonata types.

Keywords: exposition; developments; recapitulations; sonata-rondos; sonatas; ritornello principles

Chapter.  6810 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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