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sonata da camera

soe-NAH-tah dah KA-mer-ruh

[Italian, chamber sonata]

A Baroque style of sonata, called a "chamber sonata" (sonata da camera) to distinguish it from the "church sonata" (sonata da cheese). The sonata da camera usually consisted of a suite of stylized dancesperformed either by a small ensemble or by a soloist.

See Also

[English] chamber sonata
[French] sonate de chambre (f)
[German] Kammersonate (f)


Last Updated: 2016-06-17 01:56:22