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Romanticism and Music

Romantic Music  (1820 - 1900)

Radio Praha

The History of Music - Romantic

The History of Music series presented by Radio Prague features a historical overview of musical genres, styles, and performers beginning with the Renaissance period through the twentieth century. This page section describing the music of The Romantic Era, begins with a brief introduction to explain some of the distinctive elements found in nineteenth century compositions and performances. There is also a listing of important composers whose work captured the style of this period, which includes brief biographies of Frantisek Skroup, Bedrich Smetana, and Antonin Dvorak.
Topic: Romanticism in music (1760-1910)  Language: English Lexile: 1210 http://www.radio.cz

"Just as the word "Classical" brings to mind certain concepts, the word "romantic" is even more evocative. Through such examples as Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables" and the paintings of Delacroix, Romanticism implies fantasy, spontaneity and sensitivity..."  

Important Composers

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847)
Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Modest Mussorgski (1839 - 1881)
Petr Iljic Tchaikovski (1840 - 1893)
Nikolaj Rimski-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
Gabriel Faure (1845 - 1924)
Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934)
Giacommo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

The Romantic Era

This section about the Romantic Era of music is part of a music history lesson on the web site of the Internet Public Library. Find out what type of music was typical from about 1820 to 1900, and learn why the music from the period was identified as romanticism. You will find a list of early Romantic composers, with links that take you to a short biography of each, as well as facts about Nationalist composers. There is description of how music evolved during this period.
Topic: Romanticism in music (1760-1910)  Language: English   Lexile: 1370  http://www.ipl.org

History of Classical Music

Much of the music from the Medieval Period was religious in nature, due to the fact that musical manuscripts were written in places associated with learning and the church. Gregorian chant is one form of music from this period. A history of classical music is presented here on this site. Information on classical music begins with the Medieval Period from 1100 to 1400. A Timeline on this page shows the different eras of classical music. Read about Renaissance music, Baroque music, the Classical age, the Romantic years, and the Post Great War years of music on this music history Web site.
Topic: Music--History, Classical music Language: English Lexile: 1630 http://www.naxos.com

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