Romantic / Piano 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
Piano Concerto no. 5 in Eb 'Emperor', Op. 73 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 Frédéric Chopin Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 Edvard Grieg Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 Robert Schumann Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 3, Op.30 Sergei Rachmaninoff Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op. 58 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 Felix Mendelssohn Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 2 in Dm, Op. 40 Felix Mendelssohn Concerto Piano and orchestra
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante Op. 22 Frédéric Chopin Polonaise Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 2 in Bb, Op. 83 Johannes Brahms Concerto Piano and orchestra
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 Sergei Rachmaninoff Rhapsody Piano and orchestra
Capriccio Brillant, Op. 22 Felix Mendelssohn Caprice Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 1, S. 124 Franz Liszt Concerto Piano and orchestra
Rondeau de Concert 'Krakowiak', Op. 14 Frédéric Chopin Rondo Piano and orchestra
Totentanz, S. 126/2 Franz Liszt Symphonic Pieces Piano and orchestra
Piano concerto no. 2 in Dm, Op. 23 Edward MacDowell Concerto Piano and orchestra
Introduction and Allegro Appassionato, Op. 92 Robert Schumann Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto, Op.59 Moritz Moszkowski Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto, Op.3 Moritz Moszkowski Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto No.4, Op.44 Camille Saint-Saëns Concerto Piano and orchestra