Romantic Era Timeline

  • Ludwig van Beethoven died.

    Beethoven was born in Bonn in December 1770, he was the son of Johann van Beethoven, a Flemish-German teacher and singer employed in the service of the Elector of Cologne, whose court was located at Bonn. His musical talent was recognised and cultivated when he was younger.
  • Franz Schubert death

    Franz Schubert was considered the last of the classical composers and one of the first romantic ones. Schubert's music is notable for its melody and harmony. Composer Franz Schubert received a thorough musical education and won a scholarship to boarding school.
  • Johannes Brahms was born.

    Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist who wrote symphonies, concerti, chamber music, piano works and choral compositions. Johannes Brahms was the great master of symphonic and sonata style in the second half of the 19th century.
  • Georges Bizet was born

    Georges Bizet was a French composer of the Romantic era. He was know for his operas in a career cut short by his early death, Bizet achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen, it had became one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the entire opera repertoire.
  • Pyotr Il'Yich Tchaikovsky was born.

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is widely considered the most popular Russian composer in history. His work includes the The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.
  • Niccolò Paganini died.

    Niccolò Paganini was an Italian violinist and composer. He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique and era.