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Flashcards in Reading: Classical Variation Form, Rondo Form, and Other Classical Genres Deck (10)
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Theme and Variations

A form consisting of a tune (the theme) plus a number of variations on it.

2

What is the basic form of the Classical theme and variations?

Theme, Variation 1, Variation 2, etc. then Coda.

3

What is the miniform in the Classical theme?

aabb or aababa.

4

What was a common number of variations in the Classical theme and variations?

12.

5

Rondo

A musical form consisting of one main theme or tune alternating with other themes or sections (ABACA, ABABA, etc.).

6

Common rondo schemes:

- ABACA coda.
- ABACABA.
- ABACADA.

7

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.

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Piano Sonatas

Composed for solo piano.

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Violin Sonatas

Composed for violin and piano.

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Compare the sonata to the symphony:

Sonatas are much less uniform, and none have more than three movements. Can have as few as two movements.

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