Romantic / Guitar 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.
Popular composers Niccolò Paganini  ·  Mauro Giuliani  ·  Francisco Tárrega  ·  Fernando Sor  ·  Anton Diabelli  ·  Matteo Carcassi  ·  Dionisio Aguado y García  ·  Napoleón Coste  ·  Ferdinando Carulli  ·  Ernesto Nazareth  ·  Alfred Cottin  ·  Giulio Regondi  ·  Johann Kaspar Mertz  ·  Adam Darr  ·  Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse  ·  Jacques Bosch  ·  Francesco Molino  ·  Albert Heinrich  ·  Pietro Pettoletti  ·  Juan Alais  ·  Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti  ·  Paul Vidal  ·  José Ferrer  ·  Philip Louis Brachet  ·  Julián Arcas  ·  Johann Decker-Schenk  ·  J. Franz  ·  Francesco Calegari  ·  Carl Wilhelm August Blum  ·  Tomás Damas  ·  Hans Bicherl  ·  Antonio Cano  ·  Philipp Ernst  ·  Georg Beringer  ·  Edward Little White  ·  Phillipe Raphael Jean Baptiste Verini  ·  Jan Nepomucen Bobrowicz  ·  Christian Gottlieb Scheidler  ·  Carl Oscar Boije af Gennäs  ·  Prudent Louis Aubéry du Boulley  ·  Gustavo Carulli  ·  Charles Eulenstein  ·  Mikhail Vysotsky  ·  Juan Pedro Esnaola  ·  Semyon Aksyonov  ·  José Broca  ·  Jean Baptiste de Fier  ·  Ermenegildo Carosio  ·  Ad. Werner  ·  Onorato Costa
Instruments Guitar
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