Romantic / Cantata 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
8 scènes de Faust, H 33 Hector Berlioz Cantata Choir and Orchestra
A Daughter of the Sea Frederic Hymen Cowen Cantata Voice(s) and Instruments
Ach ewiges Wort, in Herz und Munde, TWV 1:9 Georg Philipp Telemann Cantata Chamber group
Adoro te devote Antônio Martiniano da Silva Bemfica Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Agnete and the Mermaids Niels Gade Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Allégorie Gustave Charpentier Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Am Geburtstage des Kaisers, D.748 Franz Schubert Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Antigone André Bloch Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
At Halfdans Kjerulfs Statue, EG 167 Edvard Grieg Cantata Choir
At the Reading of a Psalm, Op.36 Sergei Taneyev Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Ave Maria, Op.67, No.2 Gabriel Fauré Cantata Piano
Baldurs drøm Niels Gade Cantata Voice(s) 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
Belshazzar James A. Butterfield Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Biblis Jules Massenet Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Callirhoë Frederick Bridge Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Cantata at W.Christies Statue, EG 158 Edvard Grieg Cantata Choir
Cantata for the 300th Anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty, Op.89 César Cui Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cantata on the Inauguration of the Glinka Memorial Mily Balakirev Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
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