Romantic / Gioachino Antonio Rossini music

The term 'Romantic music' denotes a period of Western academic music that lasted throughout most of the 19th century, framing itself in Romanticism, the European artistic and literary movement. Romantic music is often characterized as being a reaction to the contained elegance and purity of the Classical period, though the reality is far more complex. Romantic composers were often fascinated with several -often contradictory- subjects: Nature and man's constant struggle against it, everything supernatural and fabulous, the mythical past, the autobiographical and the heroic, the isolated genius, the future of mankind. Improvements in instrumental design and technique, and the growth of orchestras, expanded the possibilities for composers. The rise of the middle class and the emancipation of musicians from courts and patrons represented a change in the way music reached the society. Some of the Romantic composers took an interest in nationalistic music, expressing the state of turmoil that Europe suffered. Musical forms continued to develop: while symphonies became longer and more complex, short musical forms blossomed (such as Chopin's nocturnes). Interest in preservation of the music of the past grew, as well as the will to develop music beyond its current state in terms of form, harmony, counterpoint, etc.
Title Composer Form Instrument Ratings
Metodo pratico di canto moderno Gioachino Antonio Rossini Books Voice(s) and Piano
La Danza Gioachino Antonio Rossini Dance Voice(s) and Piano
6 Clarinet Duos Gioachino Antonio Rossini Duet Clarinet
Duet for Cello and Double Bass in D major Gioachino Antonio Rossini Duet Chamber group
Gorgheggi e solfeggi Gioachino Antonio Rossini Etude Voice(s) and Piano
Marche Militaire No.1 Gioachino Antonio Rossini March Piano
La pietra del paragone Gioachino Antonio Rossini Melodrama Voice(s) and Orchestra
2 Nocturnes Gioachino Antonio Rossini Nocturne Voice(s) and Piano
Il giorno si bello Gioachino Antonio Rossini Nocturne Voice(s) and Instruments
Adelaide di Borgogna Gioachino Antonio Rossini Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Adina Gioachino Antonio Rossini Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Aureliano in Palmira Gioachino Antonio Rossini Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Guillaume Tell Gioachino Antonio Rossini Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Piano
Ivanhoé Gioachino Antonio Rossini Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La Cenerentola Gioachino Antonio Rossini Opera / Operetta Cello
La donna del lago Gioachino Antonio Rossini Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La Gazza Ladra Gioachino Antonio Rossini Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La gazzetta Gioachino Antonio Rossini Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La scala di seta Gioachino Antonio Rossini Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Le comte Ory Gioachino Antonio Rossini Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra