Sonata

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Ludwig van Beethoven's manuscript sketch for Piano Sonata No. 28, Muivement IV, Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit (Allegro), in his ain haundwritin. The piece wis completit in 1816.

Sonata (Italian: [soˈnaːta], pl. sonate; frae Latin an Italian: sonare, "tae soond"), in muisic, leeterally means a piece played as opponed to a cantata (Laitin an Italian cantare, "tae sang"), a piece sung. The term evolved throu the history o muisic, designatin a variety o forms till the Clessical era, when it teuk on increasin importance, an is vague.