Michael Staff·10 videos

This is an overview of Sonata-Allegro form, the first form in a series of video lessons dealing with structure in music.

University of California Television (UCTV)·6,179 videos

Cecil Lytle, Professor of Music and Provost, explores Beethoven’s use of the sonata – his development and early influences. He also performs Beethoven’s first sonata for piano. [1/1997] [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 1297 ]

YaleCourses·1,236 videos

Listening to Music (MUSI 112)

A brief foray into the formal characteristics of contemporary popular music is used to launch this lecture on musical form. After a discussion of the “verse-chorus” form often used in popular music, Professor Wright proceeds to take students into the realm of classical music, focusing particularly on ternary form and sonata-allegro form. Throughout his detailed explanation of sonata-allegro form, he also elaborates upon some harmonic concepts describing, for example, the relationship between relative major and minor keys. This lecture draws its musical examples from ‘N Sync, Mozart, and Beethoven.

00:00 – Chapter 1. Verse-Chorus Form in Popular Music
05:56 – Chapter 2. Introduction to Form in Classical Music
12:18 – Chapter 3. Ternary Form
18:00 – Chapter 4. The Sonata-Allegro Form in Mozart’s “A Little Night Music”
36:19 – Chapter 5. The Sonata-Allegro Form in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://oyc.yale.edu

This course was recorded in Fall 2008.