Musicians and their Eras: The Romantic Period to the present

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  • Birth of Rossini

    Italian composer who was also quite funny
  • Birth of Schubert

    Composer from Vienna that created first successful song cycles
  • Birth of Berlioz

    French composer who was the lead innovator in the Romantic era; had an inflated sense of self
  • Birth of Robert Schumann

    German who was possibly the best music critic ever- great love story with wife Clara
  • Birth of Chopin

    Composer from Warsaw that mostly worked in Paris; wrote only for piano and was an introvert
  • Birth of Liszt

    Hungarian composer who invented the piano solo recital and was a showman; very complex music
  • Birth of Verdi

    Italian composer who wrote a lot of great operas; Italian music nationalism
  • Birth of Wagner

    German composer who wrote The Ring Cycle
  • Cuvier classifies animals into kingdoms

    Cuvier publishes a work that classifies animals in four major groups: vertebrate, mollusks, articulates, and radiates
  • Birth of Clara Schumann

    An accomplished pianist and composer from Leipzig who was the wife of Robert Schumann
  • Birth of Smetana

    Czech composer who was the founder of Czech National Music
  • Death of Schubert

    Composer from Vienna that created first successful song cycles
  • Audubon publishes The Birds of America

    Audubon publishes The Birds of America- the greatest illustrations and documentation of birds ever published and leads to the creation of The National Audubon Society
  • Charles Darwin goes on Beagle voyage

    Charles Darwin goes on the famous voyage on the Beagle to observe and describe the effects of biological invasion
  • Birth of Brahms

    German (Hamburg) composer that uses old and new ideas for his music; music is very sonorous in harmonies and is witty
  • Birth of Tchaikovsky

    Russian composer who was the most important ballet composer of the 19th century
  • Sir Richard Owen coins "Dinosauria"

    Sir Richard Owen coins the term "Dinosauria" meaning terrible lizard to describe the extinct vertebrates
  • Birth of Grieg

    Norwegian composer who worked mostly in Germany; wrote two iconic cartoon themes
  • Death of Chopin

    Composer from Warsaw that mostly worked in Paris; wrote only for piano and was an introvert
  • Death of Robert Schumann

    German who was possibly the best music critic ever- great love story with wife Clara
  • Birth of Puccini

    Italian composer who wrote "La Boheme" and other operas
  • Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"

    Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species" which describes the theory of evolution by natural selection
  • Birth of Mahler

    Moravian composer known for his symphonies and "Das Lied Von Der Erde"
  • Birth of Debussy

    French composer that captured natural beauty beautifully like a true French composer
  • Birth of Strauss

    Bavarian composer known for his Tone Poems and operas
  • Gregor Mendel summarizes his pea plant experiments

    Gregor Mendel, an Augustinian, summarizes his work with pea plants, establishing him as the founder of genetics
  • Death of Brahms

    German (Hamburg) composer that uses old and new ideas for his music; music is very sonorous in harmonies and is witty
  • Death of Rossini

    Italian composer who was also quite funny
  • Death of Berlioz

    French composer who was the lead innovator in the Romantic era; had an inflated sense of self
  • Ulysses S. Grant makes Yellowstone a National Park

    Ulysses S. Grant signs a law to establish Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the world
  • Birth of Ives

    American composer that was ahead of his time with composition. He is well known for his "Concord Sonata" and "The Unanswered Question"
  • Birth of Ravel

    French composer who wrote "Bolero" and piano concertos
  • Birth of Schönberg

    Composer from Vienna that was one of the great innovators of music that took an analytical and objective approach to his music.
  • Birth of Bartok

    Hungarian composer that wrote string quartets among others and had a deep understanding of Hungarian folk music
  • Birth of Stravinsky

    Russian composer that wrote "The Rite of Spring" and others; played with meter and key
  • Death of Wagner

    German composer who wrote The Ring Cycle
  • Death of Smetana

    Czech composer who was the founder of Czech National Music
  • Death of Liszt

    Hungarian composer who invented the piano solo recital and was a showman; very complex music
  • Sierra Club is founded

    The Sierra Club, America's first environmental advocacy group is founded in San Francisco
  • Death of Tchaikovsky

    Russian composer who was the most important ballet composer of the 19th century
  • Birth of Orff

    German composer that wrote "Carmina Burana" which is used in many films and commercials
  • Death of Clara Schumann

    An accomplished pianist and composer from Leipzig who was the wife of Robert Schumann
  • Birth of Gershwin

    American composer that represents the first flowering of American popular/classical music, known for pieces like "Rhapsody in Blue"
  • Birth of Ellington

    American composer that wrote "Take the A Train" in the Swing Era
  • Birth of Copland

    American composer created the American cowboy music and wrote "Appalacian Spring"
  • Death of Verdi

    Italian composer who wrote a lot of great operas; Italian music nationalism
  • Conservation becomes government policy

    Conservation of the natural environment becomes U.S. government policy under Roosevelt's administration
  • Blackman explains limiting factor in photosynthesis

    Frederick Frost Blackman introduces the concept of a limiting factor (light, water, etc.) in photosynthesis.
  • Death of Grieg

    Norwegian composer who worked mostly in Germany; wrote two iconic cartoon themes
  • Hardy-Weinberg Principle is proposed

    The Hardy-Weinberg principle is proposed explaining the frequencies of genes in a population
  • Death of Mahler

    Moravian composer known for his symphonies and "Das Lied Von Der Erde"
  • Birth of Cage

    American composer who explored questions about the nature of music and the perception of music
  • Death of Debussy

    French composer that captured natural beauty beautifully like a true French composer
  • Birth of Bernstein

    American composer who wrote "West Side Story" and other Broadway musicals
  • Death of Puccini

    Italian composer who wrote "La Boheme" and other operas
  • Roy Clapham uses the word "ecosystem"

    Roy Clapham is the first to use the term "ecosystem" to define a fundamental unit of nature
  • Birth of Reich

    American composer that did wild experiments with music involving patterns and phrasing
  • Death of Ravel

    French composer who wrote "Bolero" and piano concertos
  • Death of Gershwin

    American composer that represents the first flowering of American popular/classical music, known for pieces like "Rhapsody in Blue"
  • Guy Callendar correlates CO2 with temperature

    Guy S. Callendar determines warming of the earth is occurring and the increase in carbon dioxide correlates with the warming
  • Mayr details the biological species concept

    Ernst Mayr presents the biological species concept to define what a species is to differentiate between two individuals
  • Avery establishes role of DNA

    Oswald T. Avery determines that the role of nucleic acid DNA is to carry genetic properties
  • Death of Bartok

    Hungarian composer that wrote string quartets among others and had a deep understanding of Hungarian folk music
  • Death of Strauss

    Bavarian composer known for his Tone Poems and operas
  • Death of Schönberg

    Composer from Vienna that was one of the great innovators of music that took an analytical and objective approach to his music.
  • Watson and Crick present double helix DNA model

    Watson and Crick prepare an accurate model of DNA with it being a double-helix
  • Death of Ives

    American composer that was ahead of his time with composition. He is well known for his "Concord Sonata" and "The Unanswered Question"
  • Birth of Higdon

    American composer on the cutting edge of self-publishing and licensing
  • Rachel Carson publishes "Silent Spring"

    Rachel Carson publishes "Silent Spring" detailing the harmful effect of pesticides such as DDT on wildlife
  • Death of Stravinsky

    Russian composer that wrote "The Rite of Spring" and others; played with meter and key
  • Death of Ellington

    American composer that wrote "Take the A Train" in the Swing Era
  • Caswell presents concept of biodiversity

    Hal Caswell presents the concept of the neutral theory of biodiversity
  • Death of Orff

    German composer that wrote "Carmina Burana" which is used in many films and commercials
  • E. O. Wilson publishes "Biodiversity"

    E. O. Wilson publishes "Biodiversity" which brings to light the problem of the decrease in biodiversity of plants and animals
  • Death of Bernstein

    American composer who wrote "West Side Story" and other Broadway musicals
  • Death of Copland

    American composer created the American cowboy music and wrote "Appalacian Spring"
  • Death of Cage

    American composer who explored questions about the nature of music and the perception of music
  • Convention of Biological Diversity is founded

    Convention of Biological Diversity is founded during the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit which promotes sustainable development and protection of biodiversity.
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    Early Romantic

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    Late Romantic

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    Early 20th Century

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    Late 20th Century/Early 21st Century