Romantic / Franz Schubert 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
Das Zauberglöckchen, D.723 Franz Schubert Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Der Schnee zerrinnt, D.130 Franz Schubert Canon Solo voice(s)
Dreifach ist der Schritt der Zeit, D.69 Franz Schubert Canon Solo voice(s)
Gold'ner Schein, D.357 Franz Schubert Canon Solo voice(s)
Lacrimoso son io, D.131 Franz Schubert Canon Solo voice(s)
Liebe säuseln die Blätter, D.988 Franz Schubert Canon Solo voice(s)
Sanctus, D.56 Franz Schubert Canon Solo voice(s)
Schmerz verzerret ihr Gesicht, D.65 Franz Schubert Canon Solo voice(s)
Unendliche Freude, D.54 Franz Schubert Canon Solo voice(s)
Verschwunden sind die Schmerzen, D.88 Franz Schubert Canon Solo voice(s)
Willkommen, lieber schöner Mai, D.244 Franz Schubert Canon Solo voice(s)
Am Geburtstage des Kaisers, D.748 Franz Schubert Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Beitrag (Trio) zur fünfzigjährigen Jubelfeier des Herrn von Salieri (2nd version), D.441 Franz Schubert Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Beitrag zur fünfzigjährigen Jubelfeier des Herrn von Salieri, D.407 Franz Schubert Cantata Choir and Instrument
Cantate zum Geburtstag des Sängers Michael Vogl, D.666 (Op.158) Franz Schubert Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Cantate zur Namensfeier des Vaters, D.80 Franz Schubert Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Kantate für Irene Kiesewetter, D.936 Franz Schubert Cantata Choir and Instrument
Kantate zu Ehren von Josef Spendou, D.472 Franz Schubert Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Kantate zum Geburtstag des Sängers Johann Michael Vogl, D.666 Franz Schubert Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Namensfeier für Franz Michael Vierthaler, D.294 Franz Schubert Cantata Choir and Orchestra