The Romantic Era

Timeline created by Lacatalani
In Music
  • Beethoven

    Hoffmann calls Beethoven a "genius". Beethoven's music was very emotional due to him being affected by the French Revolution in Europe, which started to change the way music was headed into the Romantic Era.
  • The Romantic Era

    The Romantic Era
    The start of the Romantic Music Period. The longing for peace, freedom, happiness, love, and beauty.
  • Harmonica

    The Harmonica was invented by Friedrich Buschmann.
  • Luigi Cherubini

    Luigi Cherubini
    Luigi became the director of the Paris Conservatoire after being on the founding faculty.
  • The Death of Beethoven

    The Death of Beethoven
    Beethoven passed away on the Spring of 1827 at age 56 due to problems with liver but later, scientists say it was lead poisoning.
  • Franz Schubert

    Franz Schubert
    Composed in all genres in the early Romantics. Composed over 600 Lieder. Passed away in 1828.
  • New program

    New program
    Berlioz orchestrated a program symphony in a new and modern way that was innovative and revolutionary.
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    A German writer and statesman. His writings were very influential on the Romantic Composers. He wrote poetry, dramas, literature, novels, and even scientific books. He passed away in 1832.
  • New York Philharmonic

    New York Philharmonic
    The New York Philharmonic was founded,
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Felix Mendelssohn
    A Composer of most genres, revived J.S. Bach's music in Leipzig. Passed away in 1847.
  • Clara Schumann

    Clara Schumann
    The Wife of Robert Schumann. Virtuoso pianist and composer. Passed away in 1849.
  • Frederic Chopin

    Frederic Chopin
    Called the "Poet of the Piano" due to his style of playing being more delicate than others of his time. Passed away after only 39 years.
  • Robert Schumann

    Robert Schumann
    Was an important editor and promoter of the Romantic Era music. Passed away in 1856.
  • Grand Piano

    Grand Piano
    Henry Engelhard Steinway created his Grand Piano
  • Hector Berlioz

    Hector Berlioz
    A French Composer, critic, author, and conductor. Made new techniques in the orchestra and wrote a treatise on orchestration. Composed many famous works, Romeo and Julieet, Harold in Italy, and The opera The Trojans. Passed away in 1869.
  • Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner
    Dominated later German Opera, changing the opera, harmony, and music in general. Passed away in 1883
  • Claude DeBussy

    Claude DeBussy
    A very influential composer, composing many popular works, my personal favorite being Clair De Lune in