Romantic / Violin 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 Franz Schubert  ·  Johannes Brahms  ·  Franz Liszt  ·  Edvard Grieg  ·  Gabriel Fauré  ·  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  ·  Max Reger  ·  Niccolò Paganini  ·  Stephen Foster  ·  Louis Spohr  ·  César Cui  ·  Joachim Raff  ·  Arthur Foote  ·  Alessandro Rolla  ·  Henri Wieniawski  ·  Felix Draeseke  ·  Charles Dancla  ·  Eugène Ysaÿe  ·  Charles-Auguste de Bériot  ·  Henri Vieuxtemps  ·  Ferdinand David  ·  Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda  ·  Jean Delphin Alard  ·  Emanuel Moór  ·  Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst  ·  Ole Bull  ·  Jenő Hubay  ·  Otakar Sevčík  ·  Rodolphe Kreutzer  ·  Franz von Vecsey  ·  Jacques Féréol Mazas  ·  Ferdinand Küchler  ·  Franz Wohlfahrt  ·  Hubert Léonard  ·  Joseph Mayseder  ·  Antoine Bohrer  ·  August Wilhelmj  ·  Septimus Winner  ·  Julius Eichberg  ·  Jakob Dont  ·  Joseph von Blumenthal  ·  Jules Danbé  ·  Eugenio Cavallini  ·  Joseph White  ·  Anton André Jr.  ·  Amanda Maier  ·  František Ondříček  ·  Ernest Depas  ·  Goby Eberhardt  ·  Martin Pierre Marsick
Instruments Violin
Forms Books  ·  Caprice  ·  Compilation  ·  Concerto  ·  Dance  ·  Duet  ·  Etude  ·  Fantasy  ·  Lullaby/Berceuse  ·  Mazurka  ·  Nocturne  ·  Piano piece  ·  Piece  ·  Prelude  ·  Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue  ·  Sacred Mass  ·  Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation  ·  Sonata  ·  Suite  ·  Theme and Variations  ·  Trio  ·  Waltz