Rondo Music Recordings

Rondo (or rondeau) is the name of a musical form in which a principal theme or section is repeated a certain amount of times, alternating with one of more different sections (called 'digressions' or 'episodes'). The most usual formal plans for the Classical-Romantic rondo are ABA, ABACA, or ABACABA, with the main element sometimes appearing in an embellished version upon its repetition. In this way the rondeau is very similar to the ritornello form, with the difference that in the latter the main theme may appear transposed and fragmented, while in a rondo the theme is brought back in its original key and form.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
2 Rondo for Piano and Guitar Mauro Giuliani Solo Instrument and Piano Classical
Abdelazer, Z. 570 - II. Rondeau (piano arr.) Henry Purcell Piano Baroque
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 Camille Saint-Saëns Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Rondeau de Concert 'Krakowiak', Op. 14 Frédéric Chopin Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
Rondo a la Mazur in F major, Op. 5 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Rondo alla turca, from Sonata KV 331 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Rondo Brillante, Op. 62 Carl Maria von Weber Piano Romantic
Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14 Felix Mendelssohn Piano Romantic
Rondo in Am, K. 511 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Rondo in C major Dietrich Ewald von Grotthuss Harpsichord Classical
Rondo in C minor, Op. 1 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Rondo in D, K. 485 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Classical
Rondo in E-flat major, Op. 16 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Rondo in G minor, Op. 94 Antonín Dvořák Solo Instrument and Piano Late 19th century
Rondo no. 2 in Bm for Guitar and Piano Mauro Giuliani Solo Instrument and Piano Classical