Romantic / Voice(s) and Orchestra / Jacques Offenbach 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
Orpheus in the Underworld Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La Périchole Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La vie parisienne Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La belle Hélène Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Pomme d'api Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Ba-ta-clan Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Bagatelle Jacques Offenbach Bagatelle Voice(s) and Orchestra
Barbe-bleue Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La chanson de Fortunio Jacques Offenbach Song Cycle Voice(s) and Orchestra
Pépito Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Les bavards Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Fantasio Jacques Offenbach Fantasy Voice(s) and Orchestra
Daphnis et Chloé Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
L'île de Tulipatan Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Robinson Crusoé Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La boulangère a des écus Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Belle Lurette Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Le 66 Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La chatte metamorphosée en femme Jacques Offenbach Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra