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Romantic Music

By edb18
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    Ludwig van Beethoven

    Regarded by many as the bridge to romantic music, the German composer is possibly the most influential composer of all time.
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    Franz Schubert

    A prolofic German composer who is still one of the most performed today.
  • Beethoven's 3rd symphony is premiered

    Beethoven's 3rd symphony is premiered
    This work marked the beginning of Beethoven's "middle period", his transition to romantic style music.
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    Frédéric Chopin

    One of the most influential composers for solo piano of his time, Chopin's works are commonly played everywhere. He revolutionised certain genres and forms and also created the instrumental ballade.
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    Robert Schumann

    A german composer, he is regarded as one of the most representative of the era. He went insane during his later years and, at his own request, was refined to a sanatorium in Bonn after an attempted suicide in February 1854.
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    Franz Liszt

    The Hungarian composer and virtuoso pianist was renowned in Europe was his keyboard skills. Perhaps the greatest pianist of his time, perhaps most famous for the invention of the Symphonic Poem.
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    Johannes Brahms

    A german composer, one of the leading musicians of the era. He is often grouped as part of the "Three B's" with Bach and Beethoven.
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    Camille Saint-Saëns

    A french composer, famous for The Carnival of the Animals and The Organ Symphony.
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    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    A russian composer most famous for Swan Lake, The Nutcraker, the 1812 overture and his first piano concerto.
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    Edvard Grieg

    A norwegian Nationalist composer, most famous for his piano conerto and the incidental music to Peer Gynt.
  • Saxophone patented

    Saxophone patented
    Adolphe Sax patented his Saxophone, an instrumented invented to have one foot in each the brass section and the woodwind section. The instrument is most commonly used in Jazz.
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    Edward Elgar

    An English composer, most famous for his Pomp and Circumstance marches.
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    Scott Joplin

    "The King of Ragtime", the most famous ragtime composer ever.
  • Phonograph

    Thomas Edison recieves the patent for his recording and playback device: the Phonograph. This invention was to revolutionise the way people listened to music.
  • Maple Leaf Rag

    Maple Leaf Rag
    Scott Joplin publishes, arguably, the most famous ragtime piece of all time. This marked a transition into a new style of music for the American culture.