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.
Title Composer Form Instrument Ratings
Airs écossais, Op.34 Pablo de Sarasate Aria / Arietta Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Aria, Op.22 Alfredo D'Ambrosio Aria / Arietta Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Scene und Arie, Op.82 Michał Bergson Aria / Arietta Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Ballade et Danse des Sylphes, Op. 5 Joachim Andersen Ballade Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Ballade et Polonaise, Op.38 Henri Vieuxtemps Ballade Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Ballade for Cello and Orchestra, Op.25 Karl Davydov Ballade Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Ballade for Violin and Orchestra, Op.4 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Ballade Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Ballade, Op.3 Carl Alberstoetter Ballade Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Ballade, Op.19 Gabriel Fauré Ballade Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Ballade, Op.39 George Henschel Ballade Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Ballade, Op.288 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke Ballade Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Florez och Blanzeflor, Op.3 Wilhelm Stenhammar Ballade Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Fantaisie-ballet Édouard Lalo Ballet Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Scène de ballet, Op.100 Charles-Auguste de Bériot Ballet Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Comala, Op.12 Niels Gade Cantata Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Canzone, Op.55 Max Bruch Canzona Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Capriccio Niels Gade Caprice Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Capriccio 'Les Arpèges', Op.15 Henri Vieuxtemps Caprice Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Capriccio-Valse, Op.7 Henri Wieniawski Caprice Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Introduction, Caprices et finale de 'Il Pirate', Op.19 Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Caprice Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
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