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Since absolute forms such as the symphony and the concerto generally have no program, in your opinion, what gives them their sense of shape and meaning?

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    The sonata form of each movement and the relationship between movements gives the composition its shape. The meaning, if any, is contained in the music itself.

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    I recommend this website for further reading:
    http://everything2.com/e2node/Sonata%2520form

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