Romantic / Solo Instrument(s) 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
Flute Concerto in D, K. 314/285d Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, Op. 6 Niccolò Paganini Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77 Johannes Brahms Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Ballade et Danse des Sylphes, Op. 5 Joachim Andersen Ballade Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Cello Concerto in D minor Édouard Lalo Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Flute Concertino in D major, Op. 107 Cécile Chaminade Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 Pablo de Sarasate Symphonic Pieces Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 Felix Mendelssohn Symphony Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Caprice Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 Camille Saint-Saëns Rondo Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Chant du ménestrel, Op.71 Aleksandr Glazunov Song Cycle Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Double concerto in Am, Op. 102 Johannes Brahms Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Cello concerto in Am, Op. 129 Robert Schumann Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Variations on 'I Palpiti', Op. 13 Niccolò Paganini Theme and Variations Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23 Robert Schumann Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Violin Concerto, Op.20 Édouard Lalo Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Clarinet Concerto no. 2 in E flat major, Op. 74 Carl Maria von Weber Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Bassoon Sonata, Op.168 Camille Saint-Saëns Sonata Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
In Memoriam, Op. 91 Friedrich Gernsheim Song Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra