Not quite on top of the forms

18th March 2005 at 00:00
I much enjoyed the well-written article "Artists in harmony" (TES Teacher magazine, March 4).

What a pity this piece was marred by the author's muddled thinking in referring to "the sonata" and "sonata form" as one and the same thing.

While it is true that the first movement of the majority of sonatas (and sometimes other movements, too) employ the sonata form, the two terms remain distinct and are otherwise unrelated.

For further enlightenment, readers (and the author) might care to visit the website: http:www.classicalarchives.comdictsonata_form.html

Ron Gellert-Binnie

18 North Rock

The Salisford

Warwick

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