Romantic / Potpourri 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
2 Mélanges sur 'Le prophète' Henri Cramer Potpourri Piano
2 Potpourris aus 'Rigoletto' Anton Diabelli Potpourri Piano
A Trip to Africa Charles Dupee Blake Potpourri Piano
Grand potpourri brillant de l'opera 'La Muette de Portici', Op.98 Carl Wilhelm August Blum Potpourri Guitar
Grand Potpourri de Concert on Aida, Op.215 Charles Dupee Blake Potpourri Piano
Grand Potpourri de Concert on Carmen Charles Dupee Blake Potpourri Piano
Grand potpourri de concert sur 'Giroflé-Girofla' Charles Dupee Blake Potpourri Piano 4 hands
Grand potpourri de concert sur 'La mascotte' Charles Dupee Blake Potpourri Piano 4 hands
Grand Potpourri for Flute and Guitar, Op.53 Mauro Giuliani Potpourri Chamber group
Grand Potpourri for Flute and Guitar, Op.126 Mauro Giuliani Potpourri Chamber group
Mélange sur 'Fra Diavolo' Henri Cramer Potpourri Piano
Mélange sur 'Robert le diable' Henri Cramer Potpourri Piano
Musikalische Bilderbogen, Op.97 August Conradi Potpourri Piano 4 hands
Offenbachiana, Op.111 August Conradi Potpourri Piano 4 hands
Pot-pourri aus Beethoven's beliebtesten Werken Anton Diabelli Potpourri Piano 4 hands
Pot-Pourri for Cello and Guitar, Op. 21 Friedrich Dotzauer Potpourri Chamber group
Pot-Pourri on 'La Straniera', Op.37 Giulio Briccialdi Potpourri Solo Instrument and Piano
Potpourri Concertant, Op.9 Christian Frederik Barth Potpourri Solo Instrument and Piano
Potpourri de Concert on 'Patience' Charles Dupee Blake Potpourri Piano
Potpourri for Viola and Orchestra, Op.94 Johann Nepomuk Hummel Potpourri Chamber group