Sonata-Strophic Form: To Clarify the Concept (On Examples from Russian Choral Music).
The article supplements the methodology for analysing choral works by clarifying the term “sonata-strophic form.” The questions of its genesis are touched upon related terms are considered―“couplet-sonata form,” “sonata strophic,” and “binary form.” The content of the poetic text and changes in the stanza of the source―repetitions of words, syntagmas, lines (secondary syntax)―are analysed as structure-forming factors influencing the appearance of the sonata. Russian choral music, particularly Taneyev’s choirs, becomes the research material. The sonata-strophic form without development is analysed on the example of Tchaikovsky’s choir “Come, ye Maidens” from the opera “Eugene Onegin.” Grechaninov’s choir “Autumn” to the verses by A. Maikov is considered an example of an old (two-part) sonata-strophic form. Detailed schemes of analysis are given.
Grigorieva, G. V. “Sonata-strophic form: to clarify the concept (on examples from Russian choral music).” Muzykal’naya akademiya [Music Academy], no. 2, 2023, pp. 218–228, doi:10.34690/317. (In Russ.)