Romantic / Aria / Arietta 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
3 Ariette Vincenzo Bellini Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Piano
Air Varie, Op.21 Giulio Regondi Aria / Arietta Guitar
Air Varie, Op.22 Giulio Regondi Aria / Arietta Guitar
Airs écossais, Op.34 Pablo de Sarasate Aria / Arietta Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Aria de mare! Guillaume Louis Cottrau Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Instruments
Aria, Op.22 Alfredo D'Ambrosio Aria / Arietta Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Arie, Op.51 Philipp Scharwenka Aria / Arietta Solo Instrument and Piano
Arietta Mikhail Antsev Aria / Arietta Solo Instrument and Piano
Befiehl dem Herrn deine Wege Max Reger Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Instruments
Concert Aria, Op.86 Michał Bergson Aria / Arietta Solo Instrument and Piano
Das Zauberglöckchen, D.723 Franz Schubert Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Don Sanche's Aria from Don Sanche & le Chateaux de Amour, Opus 1 Franz Liszt Aria / Arietta Chamber group
Il momento s'avvicina, Op.16 Carl Maria von Weber Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Instruments
Infelice, Op.94 Felix Mendelssohn Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Kamarinskaya John Field Aria / Arietta Piano
Le rossignol Léo Delibes Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Piano
Misera me!, Op.50 Carl Maria von Weber Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Orchestra
No masto scarparo a llo Trovatore a S. Carlo Gaetano Valenza Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Piano
Pomponnette, Op.80 Auguste Durand Aria / Arietta Piano
Scene und Arie, Op.82 Michał Bergson Aria / Arietta Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra