Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Do you really want to delete this prezi?
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
Make your likes visible on Facebook?
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.
The Romantic Period of Classical Music
Transcript of The Romantic Period of Classical Music
(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
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.
Frédéric Chopin Lifespan: 1810 (Born in Poland) -1849 (Died in Paris)
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
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:
-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
Increased use of Dissonance
Extended use of Chromaticism 4 ballades
4 sets of variations, including Souvenir de Paganini
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