Romantic Period

  • 19th Century- birth of Romantic period

    After Beethoven composers turned their music to express intense feelings. This expression of emotion was the focus of all the arts of the self-described "Romantic" movement. many Romantic composers turned to the visual arts, to poetry, drama and literature, and to nature itself. Using the classical forms of sonata and symphony as a starting point, composers began focusing more on new melodic styles, richer harmonies, and ever more dissonance, in the pursuit of moving their audiences.
  • Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann (1810–1856) was a German romantic composer and influential music critic. Although Schumann was no child prodigy, he went on to become one of the most important composers of the 19th century and is recognised as such 200 years after his birth.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) was a German composer and pianist and is considered a leading composer in the romantic period. His best known pieces include his Academic Festival Overture and German Requiem.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Gustav Mahler (1860–1911) was an Austrian composer and a master of the symphony, who thought "The symphony must be like the world; it must embrace everything".
  • Sergei Rachmaninov

    Sergei Rachmaninov (1873–1943) was a Russian composer, pianist, and conductor. Rachmaninov, it seemed, could do nothing right by most of his contemporary critics' and composers' standards. As a person, he appeared somewhat cold and aloof - Stravinsky once called him "a six-and-a-half foot tall scowl".