Music Appreciation: Romantic Era
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Dates for Romantic era
Characteristics of Romanticism
Focus on passionate expression of emotions. Obsession with supernatural, nature, death, nightmares and dreams
Music with a patriotic identity. Musical elements: use of native folk songs, folk dances or folk rhythms to create a "national" sound.
Association with a story/poem/idea/theme. Understanding the music enhanced through reading program or viewing associated work.
Composition for solo voice and piano; linked to vast amount of poetry in this period
Beethoven is indeed a great composer in the Classical period, mastering the Classical style and bridging the Classical period to the Romantic period. In many ways, Beethoven was a composer ahead of his time, and his ideas in music writing has influenced many composers after him in the orchestral genre.
Single most important instrument during this time. Many important composers and performers emerge
Born in Vienna -known for over 600 art songs plus many other orchestral works
Polish born musician (1810-1849)
Poet of the piano. Polish nationalist composer of piano music - wrote nocturnes, mazurkas, preludes, and waltzes.
Hungarian born composer (1811-1866)
Touring concert pianist until the age of 36.
Incredible performer and show man - "rock star"
Wrote unconventional music - passionate and unpredictable.
Wrote first complete program symphony -called Symphonie Fantastique.
Worked as music critic for support.
Italian, Mid-and late Romantic Composer (1813-1901)
Known for opera - wrote operas with political overtones - Nationalist.
Critics bladed his scandalous subjects
German, Mid to late Romantic Composer (1813-1883)
Studied in Germany, later moved Munich, Bavaria.
Lived large off of others - ran up debts.
Wrote in many styles, and was famous for his German nationalistic operas.
large scale work for orchestra based on a non-musical source; story, painting, or poem