Romantic / Choir and Orchestra 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.
TitleComposerFormInstrumentRatings
Symphony no. 9 in Dm, Op. 125 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony Choir and Orchestra
Romeo and Juliet (Overture-Fantasia) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Overture Choir and Orchestra
Das Rheingold, WWV 86A Richard Wagner Theatrical / Incidental Choir and Orchestra
Christ in the Mount of Olives, Op. 85 Ludwig van Beethoven Oratorio Choir and Orchestra
Tristan und Isolde, WWV90 Richard Wagner Opera / Operetta Choir and Orchestra
Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D. 714 Franz Schubert Chorale Choir and Orchestra
Das Liebesmahl der Apostel, WWV 69 Richard Wagner Symphonic Pieces Choir and Orchestra
The Italian Girl in Algiers Gioachino Antonio Rossini Opera / Operetta Choir and Orchestra
The Force of Destiny Giuseppe Verdi Opera / Operetta Choir and Orchestra
4 Pezzi sacri Giuseppe Verdi Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
Mass no. 6, D. 950 Franz Schubert Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
Schicksalslied, Op. 54 Johannes Brahms Song Choir and Orchestra
O vos omnes Martiniano Ribeiro Bastos Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
Pastoralmesse Leopold von Zenetti Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
Popule meus José Maria Xavier Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
Mandatum novum Francisco Raposo Pereira Lima Chorale Choir and Orchestra
Astiterunt reges terræ José Maria Xavier Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
Christus factus est in C minor José Maria Xavier Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
Ecce vidimus José Maria Xavier Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
Zelus domus tuæ José Maria Xavier Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra