Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E-flat major, Sonates pour clarinette et accompagnement de basse
(for clarinet and piano)
Allegro con spiritoso
15 minutes (approximately)
adagio [It]—slow tempo, often implying a lyrical, poignant character
allegretto—moderately quick tempo. slower than allegro but faster than andante
allegro—fast, lively tempo
chamber music, Kammermusik [G], Musique de chambre [F], Musica da camera [I]—"Classical Music" for a small ensemble, generally 8 or fewer players with a canonical emphasis on 3-6 players
duo, duet, dueto [S], duetto [I], duett [G]—a work for two instruments; the ensemble itself
rondo—sectional movement form featuring a recurring refrain between contrasting episodes in a variety of plans, a typical one being ABACABA (A is the refrain; B and C are episodes). Often used for finales.
sonata, sonate, suonato—a complicated term. Originally, "sounded" rather than "sung" (sonar vs. cantar), e.g. instrumental music. According to historical period, sonata began to imply a formal plan of movements as well as the structure within a single movement, e.g. sonata form. In general usage as a work title, it designates a multi-movement piece for solo or duo instruments with one of the instruments enjoying a feature role.
spirito, con spirito, spiritoso, spirituoso—Spirited, lively
with thinking heart and feeling mind, I'll embody your muse, thy soul divine