sonata da camera

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noun sonata da cam·era \-də-ˈkam-rə, -ˈka-mə-\

Definition of sonata da camera

plural

sonatas da camera

  1. :  a musical composition of the 17th and 18th centuries for one or more instruments with continuo consisting chiefly of dance movements — called also chamber sonata

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Origin and Etymology of sonata da camera

Italian, literally, chamber sonata


First Known Use: circa 1731


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