Sonata Allegro Form
After reading the lectures for this lesson on the Viennese and the Romantic periods and completing the Listening Workshop, describe the sonata-allegro form. Where in a multi-movement work is this form most often used? What musical form preceded this form, and is the sonata-allegro form still being used today? This form is often considered dramatic and rewarding. In what way is this so and why? Please expand on what you read in the student guide, on the Internet, or in other sources. Refer to the listening examples to help make your point.