The Dance of Resolution

An exploration of the rondo.

By Menon Dwarka

Eine kleine Nachtmusik and “I’ll Be Back.” It’s not unusual for Mozart and The Beatles to appear in the same sentence, as they’re both often cited as the titans of their respective genres. There are even mash-ups of their music on YouTube. But comparing their compositions explicitly? That’s rarely done. In this case, however, the Beatles song and the second movement of the Mozart have the same form: they are both rondos...

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