A piano sonata is a sonata written for a solo piano. Piano sonatas are usually written in three or four movements, although some piano sonatas have been written with a single movement, two movements, five or even more movements. The first movement is generally composed in sonata form.
Read on for a brief Goldberg Variations FAQ, with comments from Professor Wolff. What are the Goldberg Variations? Around 1741, Bach published a long and complicated keyboard piece, calling it Aria with diverse variations for a harpsichord with two manuals (keyboards).
La campanella, (Italian: “The Little Bell”)byname of Allegro spiritoso (Rondo alla campanella) or Ronde à la clochette, final movement of the Violin Concerto No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 7, by Italian composer and violinist Niccolò Paganini, renowned for its intricate and technically demanding solo passages and for the bell-like effects featured in both the solo and orchestral parts.