Rondo

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
2 Rondeaux Józef Elsner Piano Romantic
2 Rondeaux, Op.60 Ferdinand Beyer Piano Romantic
2 Rondes Wallonnes, Op.40 Joseph Jongen Piano Early 20th Century
2 Rondinos, Op.68 Jean Sibelius Piano Early 20th Century
2 Rondo for Piano and Guitar Mauro Giuliani Solo Instrument and Piano Classical
2 Rondolettos, Op.124 Anton Bernhard Fürstenau Chamber group Romantic
2 Rondos, Op.18 Jan Václav Voříšek Piano Romantic
2 Rondos, Op.154 Gustav Adolf Merkel Piano Romantic
3 Amusemens en forme des rondeaux, Op.40 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda Piano Romantic
3 Leichte Rondos über beliebte Opern-Melodien, Op.56 Friedrich Kuhlau Piano Classical
3 Rondeaux, Op.35 Leopold Jansa String Quartet Romantic
3 Rondinos, Op.5 Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
3 Rondolettos, Op.117 Friedrich Kuhlau Piano Classical
3 Rondos William Brown Piano Classical
3 Rondos for Piano Duet, Op.111 Friedrich Kuhlau Piano 4 hands Romantic
3 Rondos, Op.1 Friedrich Kuhlau Piano Classical
3 Rondos, Op.2 Matteo Carcassi Guitar Classical
3 Rondos, Op.3 Mauro Giuliani Guitar Romantic
3 Rondos, Op.8 Mauro Giuliani Guitar Classical
3 Rondos, Op.17 Mauro Giuliani Guitar Classical