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