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Sacred and secular elements influenced the development of both the sonata and
the partita (or suite) of the Baroque period. The specific musical procedures that
were eventually to be characteristic of the sonata began to emerge clearly in ...
By this time the Classical sonata proper (i.e., with at least one movement in
sonata form), whether in the medium of sonata, trio, quartet, quintet, or symphony,
could provide a vehicle for consolidating the process begun nearly two centuries
in their day, contributed little to the evolution of sonata form away from its
Classical state. This evolution, illustrated by the works of Berlioz and Liszt, was
carried forward by Mahler. In his symphonies expansion, through inclusion of
more than ...
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