many classical movements are in this form
rondo features…
a tuneful main theme (A) which returns several times in alternation with other themes. ABABABA.
The main theme … (characteristics)
lively, pleasing and tuneful to remember. Listener can easily recognize it in return.
The main theme is usually stated in what key?
Tonic Key
Where/how can the rondo be used?
1) as an independant piece
2) as one movement of a symphony, string quartet, or sonata
3) as a finale
Why does it often serve as a finale?
its liveliness, regularity and buoyancy often brings a happy sense of conclusion
combination of sonata form and rondo.
Form of sonata-rondo
A B A – development section – A B A
(contains development section like the sonata form)