Section 25.5 Standard Forms in a Multimovement Classical Piece
Below are the forms commonly encountered in the various movements of Classical symphonies, string quartets, and sonatas.
First movement: Sonata form
Second movement: Ternary form (ABA), Sonatina form, or five–part Rondo
Third movement: Minuet and Trio (Compound Ternary)
Fourth movement: Rondo form, Sonata form, or Sonata rondo form