Romantic / Ludwig van Beethoven 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
6 Bagatelles, Op.126 Ludwig van Beethoven Bagatelle Piano
Bagatelle in B-flat major, WoO 60 Ludwig van Beethoven Bagatelle Piano
Bagatelle no. 25 ''Für Elise'', WoO 59 Ludwig van Beethoven Bagatelle Piano
Bagatelle no. 25 ''Für Elise'', WoO 59 Ludwig van Beethoven Bagatelle Piano
The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43 Ludwig van Beethoven Ballet Orchestra
5 Canons Ludwig van Beethoven Canon Solo voice(s)
Abbé Stadler, WoO 178 Ludwig van Beethoven Canon Solo voice(s)
Alles Gute, alles Schöne!, WoO 179 Ludwig van Beethoven Canon Solo voice(s)
Edel sei der Mensch, WoO 185 Ludwig van Beethoven Canon Solo voice(s)
Ewig dein, WoO 161 Ludwig van Beethoven Canon Solo voice(s)
Glück zum neuen Jahr, WoO 165 Ludwig van Beethoven Canon Piano
Glück zum neuen Jahr, WoO 176 Ludwig van Beethoven Canon Solo voice(s)
Hofmann und kein Hofmann, WoO 180 Ludwig van Beethoven Canon Solo voice(s)
Ich bitt' dich, WoO 172 Ludwig van Beethoven Canon Solo voice(s)
Im Arm der Liebe ruht sich's wohl, WoO 159 Ludwig van Beethoven Canon Solo voice(s)
Der glorreiche Augenblick, Op.136 Ludwig van Beethoven Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op. 58 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op. 58 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 5 in Eb 'Emperor', Op. 73 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Piano and orchestra
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra