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.
Title Composer Form Instrument Ratings
Fantaisie-Ballet, Op.6 Gabriel Pierné Ballet Piano and orchestra
Barcarolle for Piano and Strings, Op.60 Ludvig Schytte Barcarolle Piano and orchestra
Capriccio Brillant, Op. 22 Felix Mendelssohn Caprice Piano and orchestra
Scherzo-caprice, Op.25 Gabriel Pierné Caprice Piano and orchestra
Allegro de concert, Op.7 Felix Blumenfeld Concerto Piano and orchestra
Concert-Allegro, Op.29 August Winding Concerto Piano and orchestra
Concert Fantasia, Op.56 Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Concerto Piano and orchestra
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E major, MWV O 5 Felix Mendelssohn Concerto Piano and orchestra
Concerto symphonique No.1, Op.22 Blas María de Colomer Concerto Piano and orchestra
Concierto fantástico, Op.78 Isaac Albéniz Concerto Piano and orchestra
Concierto para Piano, Op.9 Emilio Vicente Anchorena Concerto Piano and orchestra
Introduction and Allegro Appassionato, Op. 92 Robert Schumann Concerto Piano and orchestra
Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra Frederic Hymen Cowen Concerto Piano and orchestra
Konzertstück in F minor, Op.79 Carl Maria von Weber Concerto Piano and orchestra
Konzertstück, Op.31 Louis Diémer Concerto Piano and orchestra
Konzertstück, Op.31a, BV 236 Ferruccio Busoni Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto Édouard Lalo 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 in D major Emanuel Moór Concerto Piano and orchestra
Popular composers Ludwig van Beethoven  ·  Frédéric Chopin  ·  Johannes Brahms  ·  Franz Liszt  ·  Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky  ·  Felix Mendelssohn  ·  Camille Saint-Saëns  ·  Antonín Dvořák  ·  Robert Schumann  ·  Edvard Grieg  ·  Sergei Rachmaninoff  ·  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  ·  Cécile Chaminade  ·  Isaac Albéniz  ·  Max Reger  ·  Carl Maria von Weber  ·  César Franck  ·  Carl Czerny  ·  Moritz Moszkowski  ·  Aleksandr Glazunov  ·  Ferruccio Busoni  ·  Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke  ·  Louis Moreau Gottschalk  ·  Anton Arensky  ·  Johann Nepomuk Hummel  ·  Josef Gabriel Rheinberger  ·  Edward MacDowell  ·  Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka  ·  Gabriel Pierné  ·  Édouard Lalo  ·  Charles Villiers Stanford  ·  Charles-Marie Widor  ·  Théodore Dubois  ·  Mily Balakirev  ·  Amy Marcy Beach  ·  Felix Draeseke  ·  Jan Ladislav Dussek  ·  Ignaz Moscheles  ·  Agathe Backer-Grøndahl  ·  Émile Waldteufel  ·  Ignaz Brüll  ·  John Field  ·  Xaver Scharwenka  ·  Louis Vierne  ·  Ferdinand Ries  ·  Felix Blumenfeld  ·  Henri Bertini  ·  Robert Fuchs  ·  Frederic Hymen Cowen  ·  Sergei Taneyev
Instruments Piano and orchestra
Forms Ballet  ·  Barcarolle  ·  Caprice  ·  Concerto  ·  Dance  ·  Fantasy  ·  Fugue  ·  Minuet  ·  Nocturne  ·  Piano piece  ·  Polonaise  ·  Rhapsody  ·  Rondo  ·  Scherzo  ·  Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation  ·  Sonata  ·  Symphonic Pieces  ·  Symphonic Poem  ·  Theme and Variations  ·  Waltz