Usage examples for sonata

  1. Very softly she played the first two movements of the " Moonlight" sonata. – The Prelude to Adventure by Hugh Walpole
  2. So, in later times, Beethoven replied to one who asked the meaning of a sonata, " Read Shakespeare's Tempest." – Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis by G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke
  3. She could see, as it were, the entire sonata stretched out in detail before her like a road over which she had to travel.... – Tales of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  4. Edith still remained at the piano, the gleam of the candles falling upon her thoughtful face, playing the weird " Moonlight Sonata." – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  5. It was a Beethoven number, a sonata. – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  6. Very likely, too, you take the additional pains to learn the sonata off by heart, so that you may play it more effectively. – Kept for the Master's Use by Frances Ridley Havergal
  7. The whole of the twelfth sonata of the second opera of Corelli is a Chacone." – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  8. You think nothing of the trouble of learning, for instance, a sonata, which takes you many a good hour's practice before you can render it perfectly and expressively. – Kept for the Master's Use by Frances Ridley Havergal
  9. It is all the more ludicrous, for Chopin never wrote but one piano sonata that has a classical complexion: in C minor, op. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  10. Imagine the delight of the poor peasant parvenu when he heard his charming Cesarine play a sonata by Steibelt or sing a ballad; when he saw her writing French correctly, or making sepia drawings of landscapes, or listened while she read aloud from the Racines, father and son, and explained the beauties of the poetry. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I by Various
  11. There was a sonata of Rubinstein's, very splendid, that has quite possessed me lately. – Hildegarde's Neighbors by Laura E. Richards
  12. The chapter on Love, in " Youth," might also form a part of the " Kreuzer Sonata," so fully does it harmonise with the teaching of the later work. – Essays on Russian Novelists by William Lyon Phelps
  13. He only half heard the notes of the tutor's sonata as they rose and fell on his ear. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  14. After the coffee was served and a certain time allowed for breathing, the daughter of the house sat down, without being begged, at an upright piano, and attacked the " Moonlight Sonata." – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  15. If with some help they can understand the structure of a great musical work, and perhaps by themselves analyse an easy sonata, they will be in a position to appreciate the best of what they will hear afterwards, and if they have learnt something of the history of music and of the works of the great composers, their musical education will have gone as far as proportion allows before they are grown up. – The Education of Catholic Girls by Janet Erskine Stuart
  16. " Where is the new sonata? – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  17. The young man enjoyed the voice, the eloquence, the thinking power of the preacher as he might have enjoyed a sonata of Beethoven's. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul