Romantic Era 1810-1920

For the past month I've been listening to the Romantic Era symphonies. The Romantic time period seems to range from 1810-1920 (depending on your source). This time period has nothing to do with "romance", but a period that different "trends" appear in classical music: emotion, longer melodies, complex harmonies, bigger orchestras, pianos, fascination with nature and the Gothic/supernatural.

Some composers land in this era----and there's another part of this era I will talk about next week: the nationalists. So the following lists are what I have researched and decided for the Romantic Era----but some of these overlap into the nationalists.

Early Romantic Composers

  • Schubert
  • Mendelssohn
  • Schumann
  • Berlioz
  • Liszt
Late Romantic Composers
  • Brahms
  • Bruckner
  • Dvorak
  • Elgar
  • Mahler

I look forward to listening to specific nationalist composers --- and then on to the 20th century.

Paula M.....


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