posted by Kelli .
What muscial form preceded the sonata allegro form that was often considered dramatic and rewarding.
Considered Dramatic and Rewarding, by whom.
In the Baroque period, Handel did some da capo arias, in the ABA form, among which http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1xlYIoekE8 most of us find dramtatic and rewarding.
Bach wrote in the ABA form, da capo arias, also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_aIAPGEDvE is to me dramatic.
Bach's fugue often used a variation of the ABA form, in four parts, typically.
Here is one of his few ABA in three parts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxuMO1-WWvA
symphonie fantastique, which depicts an artist's execution by guillotine, was written by the nineteenth century composer