Romantic / Solo Instrument and Piano 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
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 Edward Elgar Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata no. 9 'Kreutzer', Op. 47 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821 Franz Schubert Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin sonata no. 5 in F ''Spring'', Op. 24 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 Robert Schumann Fantasy Solo Instrument and Piano
Sentimental waltz, no. 6 from Op. 51 (piano and violin arr.) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Waltz Solo Instrument and Piano
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65 Frédéric Chopin Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Cello sonata no. 3 in A, Op. 69 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piece Solo Instrument and Piano
F-A-E Sonata Various Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3 Frédéric Chopin Polonaise Solo Instrument and Piano
Cello Sonata, Op. 36 Edvard Grieg Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Sentimental waltz, no. 6 from Op. 51 (piano and cello arr.) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Waltz Solo Instrument and Piano
Duets for Guitar and Piano on 'Non Piu Mesta' Wilhelm Neuland Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Sonatina in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 100 Antonín Dvořák Sonatina Solo Instrument and Piano
Elegy no. 2 (violin and piano arr.), S. 131bis Franz Liszt Funeral Music Solo Instrument and Piano
Cello Sonata no. 4 in C, Op. 102 no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
6 National Airs with Variations, Op.105 Ludwig van Beethoven Theme and Variations Solo Instrument and Piano
Variations for Flute and Piano in E, B. 9 Frédéric Chopin Theme and Variations Solo Instrument and Piano
Nocturne et allegro scherzando Philippe Gaubert Nocturne Solo Instrument and Piano