sonata rondo

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sonata rondo. Movt. designed as combination of sonata and rondo form (e.g. finale of Beethoven's 8th Sym.). Outline is: exposition (ABA, i.e. first subject in tonic: rondo theme; 2nd subject in dominant or another key; first subject in tonic), development (C), recapitulation (ABA, i.e. rondo first subject in tonic; 3rd episode, with 2nd subject now in tonic; rondo theme leading to coda). There are many variants.