Romantic / Voice(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
Carmen Saeculare, Op.26 Charles Villiers Stanford Anthem Voice(s) and Orchestra
East to West, Op.52 Charles Villiers Stanford Anthem Voice(s) and Orchestra
Elegiac Ode, Op.21 Charles Villiers Stanford Anthem Voice(s) and Orchestra
Hymne an die Kunst, Op.25 Karl Adolf Lorenz Anthem Voice(s) and Orchestra
Hymne pour l élévation, H 100 Hector Berlioz Anthem Voice(s) and Orchestra
Le baptême de Clovis - Ode de Léon XIII à la France Théodore Dubois Anthem Voice(s) and Orchestra
Les cadets de Gascogne Firmin Bernicat Anthem Voice(s) and Orchestra
Ode on the opening of the Colonial and Indian Exhibition Arthur Sullivan Anthem Voice(s) and Orchestra
Ode to Wellington, Op.100 Charles Villiers Stanford Anthem Voice(s) and Orchestra
Das Zauberglöckchen, D.723 Franz Schubert Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Infelice, Op.94 Felix Mendelssohn Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Misera me!, Op.50 Carl Maria von Weber Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Winkt mir Erbarmen François-Joseph Fétis Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Bagatelle Jacques Offenbach Bagatelle Voice(s) and Orchestra
Das Glück von Edenhall, Op.143 Robert Schumann Ballade Voice(s) and Orchestra
Das Tal des Espingo, Op.50 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Ballade Voice(s) and Orchestra
Das versunkene kloster, Op.63b Frederick Brandeis Ballade Voice(s) and Orchestra
Erlkönig Carl Wilhelm August Blum Ballade Voice(s) and Orchestra
King Conor, Op.21 Joseph H. Adams Ballade Voice(s) and Orchestra
La belle dame sans merci, Op.12 Frederick Shepherd Converse Ballade Voice(s) and Orchestra
Popular composers Ludwig van Beethoven  ·  Franz Schubert  ·  Johannes Brahms  ·  Franz Liszt  ·  Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky  ·  Felix Mendelssohn  ·  Camille Saint-Saëns  ·  Robert Schumann  ·  Edvard Grieg  ·  Gabriel Fauré  ·  Sergei Rachmaninoff  ·  Edward Elgar  ·  Various  ·  John Philip Sousa  ·  Richard Wagner  ·  Jules Massenet  ·  Hector Berlioz  ·  Gioachino Antonio Rossini  ·  Giuseppe Verdi  ·  Isaac Albéniz  ·  Max Reger  ·  Carl Maria von Weber  ·  Alexander Scriabin  ·  Georges Bizet  ·  Modest Mussorgsky  ·  César Franck  ·  Charles Gounod  ·  Jean Sibelius  ·  Léo Delibes  ·  Gustav Mahler  ·  Louis Spohr  ·  César Cui  ·  Jacques Offenbach  ·  Moritz Moszkowski  ·  Aleksandr Glazunov  ·  Bedřich Smetana  ·  Reynaldo Hahn  ·  Max Bruch  ·  Anton Bruckner  ·  Friedrich Kuhlau  ·  Gaetano Donizetti  ·  Arthur Sullivan  ·  Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke  ·  Anton Arensky  ·  Josef Gabriel Rheinberger  ·  Jean-Philippe Rameau  ·  Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka  ·  Joachim Raff  ·  Arthur Foote  ·  Édouard Lalo
Instruments Voice(s) and Orchestra
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