Savannah Music Festival LIVE 318 – Two 19th Century Sonatas

Original air date: week of August 15, 2010

A sonata in music literally means a piece that is played, as opposed to a cantata, which is a piece that is sung. The sonata has naturally evolved through the history of music, and it took on increasing importance by the early 19th century when it came to represent a principle of composing large scale works. In this episode, we listen to 2010 Savannah Music Festival performances of two great 19th century sonatas by Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.