Romantic / Felix Mendelssohn 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
Infelice, Op.94 Felix Mendelssohn Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Andante Cantabile e Presto Agitato, WoO.6 Felix Mendelssohn Ballade Piano
Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Op.60 Felix Mendelssohn Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Festgesang zum Gutenbergfest, WoO 9 Felix Mendelssohn Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich, WoO 5 Felix Mendelssohn Cantata Choir and Orchestra
3 Caprices, Op.33 Felix Mendelssohn Caprice Piano
Capriccio Brillant, Op. 22 Felix Mendelssohn Caprice Piano and orchestra
Capriccio, Op.5 Felix Mendelssohn Caprice Piano
Capriccio, Op.118 Felix Mendelssohn Caprice Piano
Caprices, Op.33 Felix Mendelssohn Caprice Piano
Kirchenmusik, Op.23 Felix Mendelssohn Chorale Choir and Orchestra
Concert Piece No.2, Op.114 Felix Mendelssohn Concerto Chamber group
Concerto for 2 Pianos in A-flat major, MWV O 6 Felix Mendelssohn Concerto Orchestra
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E major, MWV O 5 Felix Mendelssohn Concerto Piano and orchestra
Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor, MWV O 4 Felix Mendelssohn Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Konzertstück No.1, Op.113 Felix Mendelssohn Concerto Orchestra
Konzertstück No.2, Op.114 Felix Mendelssohn Concerto Chamber group
Piano Concerto in E minor, MWV O 13 Felix Mendelssohn Concerto Solo Instrument and Piano
Piano Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 Felix Mendelssohn Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 2 in Dm, Op. 40 Felix Mendelssohn Concerto Piano and orchestra