Today, over at What Jane Austen Didn’t Tell Us, we are revisiting a post on the similarities between the sonata form and Austen’s writing.
I found it interesting and compelling, when listening to Pleyel’s Sonatina in D Major in its sonata form (exposition, development, and recapitulation), to imagine Jane Austen, the musician. Did she, I wonder, internalize the sonata three-part formula for her stories? Her novels, as we know, are in three-part volumes. There are some that speculate that, in fact, she did.