Rondo character is characterized by quick tempo in duple meter with light character, typically achieved through the use of staccato articulation. This duple meter could be either simple ($\begin{smallmatrix}2\\4\end{smallmatrix}$) or compound ($\begin{smallmatrix}6\\8\end{smallmatrix}$). During the Classical era, the final movement of a multi-movement composition, e.g. a sonata, quartet, or symphony, was often in rondo character. Not all pieces in rondo form are in rondo character.