Romantic Music Period

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Similar to the emotional and intense paintings done through this time, the music during the Romantic Period also expressed heightened passion and paralleled the trends in art. It lasted from circa 1825- 1900. Looking at the musicians during this time, the purpose of the music, and the things that characterized Romantic music, one will see how things changed from the previous Classical period. Many of the great, famed musicians now known today lived during the Romantic period. Some of the better known names included Rossini, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and Brahms. Gioachino Rossini, known for his piece, The Barber of Seville, excelled in operas. His overtures grew to be extremely popular pieces as well and are still played to this day. Felix Mendelssohn started his career early in life and grew famous off his own overtures as well. Connecting with nature as many of the Romantic composers, he composed the Fingal’s Cave Overture which mirrors the waves and coasts of Scotland. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky gained his fame as the most well-known Russian composer through his ballets, such as Swan Lake and the Nutcracker Suite. Frédéric Chopin had many different famous pieces with Nocturne No. 9 and Scherzo for piano No. 2 in B flat minor gaining a place above the rest. His music left him as one of the most significant Romantic composers. Finally yet…
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