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The Romantic Period of Classical Music

This is a presentation about the romantic period of classical music, introducing and covering brief, sufficient information for readers to understand what is it all about.

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The Romantic Era Done by: Moses Frédéric Chopin Ludwig van Beethoven More about B. Famous Works Thank you for your kind attention! Waltzes Nocturnes Master composer of Romantic Period Background Unique Fact Transition
(Classical to Romantic) A Brief Introduction Classical music had strict laws of balance and restraint.
Romantic moved away from that to allow artistic freedom, experimentation, and creativity.

Music at that time was
Very expressive
Melody dominated Virtuoso began to be focused and exceptionally gifted pianists, violinists, singers became very recognized and each artist has their own style of composition.
Renown Composers:
Franz Liszt
Robert Schumann
Hector Berlioz
Frédéric Chopin Lifespan: 1810 (Born in Poland) -1849 (Died in Paris)
Nationality: Poland
Renown: Gifted pianist, composer of the Romantic Period
Music: Technically demanding, emphasis on nuance and
expressive depth. Unique rhythmic sense (rubato), frequent use
of chromaticism and counterpoint, producing a particularly
fragile sound in the melody and the harmony, underpinned by
solid and interesting harmonic techniques
Work: 59 mazurkas
27 études
27 preludes
21 nocturnes
20 waltzes
18 polonaises
5 rondos 21 short pieces for solo piano
Between 1827 and 1846
finest short solo works for the instrument,
-hold an important place in contemporary concert repertoire.
Popularized and expanded on it, building on the form developed by Irish composer John Field
Structure of music:
- Right hand melody
- Left hand broken chord accompaniment
- Use of sustaining pedal Short musical compositions of considerable difficulty
- designed to provide practice material for
perfecting a particular musical skill
27 Études in total
Used to teach his revolutionary style Usually in 3/4 time
Used as one genre of music for ballroom dancing (Waltz)

However in Chopin's waltz, they are not designed for dancing. Rather, they are for concert performances. 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827
One of the three "Bs" (Other than Bach & Brahms), greatest composers of classical music.
Compositions divided into 3 period
- Early (1793-1802)
- Middle (1803-1814)
- Late (1815-1827)
Best known compositions:
-9 symphonies
-5 concertos for piano
-32 piano sonatas
-16 string quartets
-Others (Chamber music, Choral chords) Hope you have become more knowledgable about music in the romantic period :) Period: 1815-1910
Part of Romantic movement
-Artistic, literary and intellectual
Embodied most strongly in the visual arts, music, and literature
An era whereby expressiveness, depth and emotion is sought after Structural changes include
Length of compositions
New Harmonies
Increased use of Dissonance
Extended use of Chromaticism 4 ballades
4 impromptus
4 scherzos
4 sets of variations, including Souvenir de Paganini
3 écossaises
3 piano sonatas
2 concerti for piano & orchestra, Op. 11 and 21 More than 230 compositions in total! Nocturne Opus 9, No. 2 Études Chopin Études Opus. 10 (No. 1-12) Minute Waltz (Op. 64, No. 1) Für Elise Fifth Symphony
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