sonata da camera
(soe-NAH-tah dah KA-mer-ruh)


[It.]


A Baroque style of sonata, called a "chamber sonata" (sonata da camera) to distinguish it from the "Church sonata" (sonata da chiesa). The sonata da camera usually consisted of a suite of stylized dances, performed either by a small ensemble or by a soloist.

See also [Eng.] chamber sonata; [Fr.] sonate de chambre (f); [Ger.] Kammersonate (f); [It.] sonata da camera (f).


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