Comparison Of The Classical And The 19th Century Romantic Period

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The Classical and the 19th century Romantic Period were eras where many of the most famous composers and compositions that we know today were born. The Classical Period brought forth big name composers like Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, CP Bach, and Ludwig van Beethoven. The 19th century Romantic Period was characterized by composers like Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, and Edvard Grieg. But, what really were these artistic periods? What makes them different from each other? And how did the Classical Period inevitably end and influence the beginning of the Romantic Period? Here we will not only cite in depth research of both the Classical and the 19th Century Romantic Period, but also pull direct characteristics of the classical period from Beethoven’s “Zärtliche Liebe” and compare it to Grieg’s romantic composition titled “Ich Liebe Dich”. Let’s begin in 1730 in the birth year of the Classical Period. The Classical Period was from 1730-1815 and started off with the active Enlightenment movement that first swept through Europe in the 18th century. It was a time full of intellectual research and expansion, economic change, and a developing a musical style that would soon be accepted internationally. There was a shift from strict religious fervor to a more about practical principles that were focused more on truth, pursuing happiness, natural pleasure, emotional control, and the common good of people. Social equality was also a main concentration
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