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THE SONATA

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 82 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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THE SONATA EPOCH Domenico Scarlatti, 1685-1757, son of Alessandro. Harpsichord virtuoso and master of a special early type of sonata. K. Philipp Emanuel Bach, 1714–1788, third son of Sebastian Bach. The principal pioneer of the sonata style. C. W. Gluck, 1714–1787. Reformer of opera, and the first classic of essentially dramatic music. F. J. Haydn, 1732–1809.W. A. Mozart, 1756–1791. Beethoven, 1770-1827. Cherubini, 1760-1842. A classic of French opera and of church music.
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