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The sonata as a whole

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Description discusses the movements which comprise the whole sonata. Explains the sonata as : (1) an instrumental form; (2) variable in length; (3) comprising either three or four distinct movements, related tonally but contrasting in tempo and internal structure; and (4) having at least one movement in sonata form. Illustrates the character-sequence of the movements of a four-movement sonata.