Soprano - su-praanaaH (of or from good praanaah or breath)
A good singer. Who else can have a good singing, besides being naturally gifted with a beautiful voice, trained in music or born with an ear for music, and having a good breadth control.
Sonata - su-naatah (good bow, saluations, acknowledgement, surrender of self ego to someone's superiority of ego).
A poem in praise of someone. The Sanskrit word, Namaste - NamaaH + Te (I bow to you, or I salute you) has the same principle.