Romantic / Symphonic Pieces 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 Episoden aus Lenau's Faust, S. 110 Franz Liszt Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
2 Konzertstücke, Op.16 Moritz Moszkowski Symphonic Pieces Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
2 Morceaux de salon, Op.13 Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Symphonic Pieces Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
2 Morceaux, Op.24 César Cui Symphonic Pieces Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
2 Morceaux, Op.36 César Cui Symphonic Pieces Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
2 Pieces for Cello and Orchestra, Op.20 Aleksandr Glazunov Symphonic Pieces Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
2 Pieces for Orchestra, Op.14 Aleksandr Glazunov Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
2 Pieces, Opp.61-62 Anthime Donnay Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
2 Symphonische Sätze, Op.71 Ludwig Bonvin Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
3 Characteristic Pieces, Op.10 Edward Elgar Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
3 Orchestral Pieces from Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op.56 Edvard Grieg Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
3 Petites pièces pour orchestre Théodore Dubois Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
3 Tonbilder, Op.12 Ludwig Bonvin Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
4 Characteristic Pieces after the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Op.48 Arthur Foote Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
4 Pièces d'orchestre, Op.3 Alfredo D'Ambrosio Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
8 Russian Folksongs, Op.58 Anatoly Lyadov Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
12 mélodies Félicien David Symphonic Pieces Solo Instrument and Piano
A Phantasy of Life and Love Frederic Hymen Cowen Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
Adagio, Op.38 Woldemar Bargiel Symphonic Pieces Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Adagio, Op.83 Georg Goltermann Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
Popular composers Johannes Brahms  ·  Franz Liszt  ·  Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky  ·  Camille Saint-Saëns  ·  Robert Schumann  ·  Edvard Grieg  ·  Johann Strauss Jr  ·  Gabriel Fauré  ·  Edward Elgar  ·  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  ·  John Philip Sousa  ·  Richard Wagner  ·  Jules Massenet  ·  Hector Berlioz  ·  Cécile Chaminade  ·  Max Reger  ·  Carl Maria von Weber  ·  Alexander Borodin  ·  Richard Strauss  ·  César Franck  ·  Charles Gounod  ·  Enrique Granados  ·  Gustav Mahler  ·  Louis Spohr  ·  César Cui  ·  Moritz Moszkowski  ·  Aleksandr Glazunov  ·  Bedřich Smetana  ·  Max Bruch  ·  Pablo de Sarasate  ·  Anton Rubinstein  ·  Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke  ·  Edward MacDowell  ·  Joachim Raff  ·  Arthur Foote  ·  Gabriel Pierné  ·  Édouard Lalo  ·  Charles Villiers Stanford  ·  Théodore Dubois  ·  Emmanuel Chabrier  ·  George Whitefield Chadwick  ·  Johan Halvorsen  ·  Henri Wieniawski  ·  Felix Draeseke  ·  Vincent d' Indy  ·  Anatoly Lyadov  ·  Frederick Delius  ·  Niels Gade  ·  Agathe Backer-Grøndahl  ·  Eugène Ysaÿe
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Forms Symphonic Pieces