Romantic / Duet 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.
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Popular composers Franz Schubert  ·  Johannes Brahms  ·  Franz Liszt  ·  Felix Mendelssohn  ·  Camille Saint-Saëns  ·  Antonín Dvořák  ·  Robert Schumann  ·  Gabriel Fauré  ·  Edward Elgar  ·  Various  ·  Jules Massenet  ·  Gioachino Antonio Rossini  ·  Cécile Chaminade  ·  Max Reger  ·  Carl Maria von Weber  ·  Georges Bizet  ·  César Franck  ·  Stephen Foster  ·  Louis Spohr  ·  César Cui  ·  Jacques Offenbach  ·  Moritz Moszkowski  ·  Reynaldo Hahn  ·  Mauro Giuliani  ·  Charles-Valentin Alkan  ·  Pablo de Sarasate  ·  Friedrich Kuhlau  ·  Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély  ·  Arthur Sullivan  ·  Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke  ·  Anton Arensky  ·  Josef Gabriel Rheinberger  ·  Joachim Andersen  ·  Joachim Raff  ·  Arthur Foote  ·  Sigfrid Karg-Elert  ·  Gabriel Pierné  ·  Édouard Lalo  ·  Charles Villiers Stanford  ·  Charles-Marie Widor  ·  Théodore Dubois  ·  Franz Abt  ·  Alessandro Rolla  ·  Napoleón Coste  ·  Carl Bohm  ·  Johan Halvorsen  ·  Henri Wieniawski  ·  Jean-Baptiste Arban  ·  Amy Marcy Beach  ·  Sigismond Thalberg
Instruments Cello  ·  Chamber group  ·  Choir and Instrument  ·  Clarinet  ·  Flute  ·  Guitar  ·  Open Instrumentation  ·  Organ  ·  Piano  ·  Piano 4 hands  ·  Solo Instrument and Piano  ·  Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra  ·  Solo voice(s)  ·  Violin  ·  Voice(s) and Instruments  ·  Voice(s) and Orchestra  ·  Voice(s) and Piano
Forms Duet