Music background

Romantic music: a history

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    Ludwig Van Beethoven

    16 December 1770- 1st January 1827
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    Franz Schubert

    31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828
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    Felix Mendelssohn

    3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847
    Mendelssohn was a german, known for his beautiful melodies in all his works
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    The Romantic Era

    The romantic era was a period of music where the minimalism of the classical era seemed to wear off. The music was more emotional, dramatic and expressive, orchestras got bigger as well as pieces, and the harmonies were more complex: using some very dissonant chords
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    Frédéric François Chopin

    1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849
    Chopin was a polish composer, known for his piano music, he died at the age of 39
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    Franz Liszt

    October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886
    Liszt was of hungarian origin and gained renound for his Piano and Organ music
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    Richard Vagner

    22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883
  • Symphony No.9: Beethoven

    Symphony No.9: Beethoven
    Symphony No.9 was the last symphony Beethoven wrote and, in my opinion, the culmination of all his composition skills. This piece famously ends with Ode To Joy a recording of the symphony a recording of the symphony
    Beethoven primarily composed piano sonatas and pieces for string quartets
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    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    7 May 1840 – 6 November 1893
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a russian composer, most famously known for his work on music for ballets such as The Nutcracker and Swan Lake
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    Edvard Grieg

    15 June 1843- 4 September 1907
  • Piano Concerto (1st movement) Grieg

    Piano Concerto (1st movement) Grieg
    Grieg's piano concerto is one of Grieg's most famous pieces. It has a very famous opening which goes from the top to the bottom of the keyboard (almost). This piano concerto has also been used for comedy in an episode of Morecombe and Wise with Andre Previn
    Grieg is famous for piano and vocal pieces. The piano concerto can be listened to here:
  • Die meistersinger von nürnberg - Wagner

    Die meistersinger von nürnberg - Wagner
    Die meisersinger von nürnberg is an opera by Richard Vagner written in German. It is Wagers only mature comedic opera.
    Wagner was most famous for writing insanely long operas