Flashcards in Reading: Classical Variation Form, Rondo Form, and Other Classical Genres Deck (10)
Theme and Variations
A form consisting of a tune (the theme) plus a number of variations on it.
What is the basic form of the Classical theme and variations?
Theme, Variation 1, Variation 2, etc. then Coda.
What is the miniform in the Classical theme?
aabb or aababa.
What was a common number of variations in the Classical theme and variations?
A musical form consisting of one main theme or tune alternating with other themes or sections (ABACA, ABABA, etc.).
Common rondo schemes:
- ABACA coda.
Sonata (as opposed to sonata form)
A chamber-music piece in several movements, typically for three main instruments plus continuo in the Baroque period, and for only one or two instruments since then.
Composed for solo piano.
Composed for violin and piano.