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Music dictionary in the stories. The Letter R

RONDO

One of the favorite pieces of the violin repertoire - "Introduction and Rondo capriccioso" by Saint-Saens.

K. Saint-Saëns. Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for violin and orchestra. Op. 28

Beethoven is humorous piano Rondo with the program "Rage over a lost penny".

Ludwig van Beethoven. Rondo a Capriccio, Op. 129 ("Rage over a lost penny")
Evgeny Kissin plays

Plays Kabalevsky piano "Rondo-song", "Rondo dance" and "Rondo-Toccata" gladly play a little piano.

D. Kabalevsky. The Rondo in a minor

Many finals symphonies written in Rondo form.

What is that Rondo is a word that can be included in the title, and can only determine its shape? This question has already been made part of the answer: Rondo is one of the long-established, included in the practice of musical forms.

The name of this form comes from medieval France. There Ronde (from words rondeau - circle and ronde - dance) was called round dance songs. Performed Ronda: soloists-zapevaly sang his tune on different lines of the text, and the choir repeated the chorus, which did not change neither the words nor the music. From these dances and originates Rondo is a special form of building musical composition.

Starts Rondo with the main theme, which is called the refrain (it can be compared to the chorus of a song). For Rondo this chorus returns at least three times, alternating with other musical episodes.

In Rondo form, written many instrumental pieces in folk style, cheerful and lively.


Music dictionary in stories
Printed materials of the eponymous book by L. Mikheeva (Moscow, "Soviet composer", 1984)

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