Romantic Antics during the Romantic Period of Music

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What makes you think of the Romantic Period in music? The music period deemed the “Romantic Period” was brought into place by the major social and political stresses following the French Revolution, having the outcome of trends worldwide. The Romantic Period itself, outside of music, was a dramatic movement that was caused by rebelling everything that the Classical Period held as far as standards in music, art, and societal living. This rebellion against the cultural norm caused differing standpoints between logic and emotion, science and faith, freedom and oppression, capitalism and socialism, and also the difference between structured music and expressive music. The composers during this period were interesting in that they were able to construct such a stylistic way of writing, and preforming music, in such a short time. Some artists in this time that were crucial to this development of music were Chopin, and Schumann, who will be later discussed. Frederic Chopin was given an early start in music. He was born on March 1, 1879 in Zelazowa Wola, Poland. The young boy had not but aged 7 years when he wrote his first composition. Imagine that, a second grader who knew how to write his own compositions. Personally I think that is amazing because sometimes it seems nearly impossible to write anything that is original. This young boy was soon after sent to the Warsaw Conservatory of Music, where he studied under the Polish Josef Elsner. His early beginnings in music did

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