Timeline 4

Timeline created by NerfGod00
In Music
  • Piano

    During the Romantic period of music, the piano became the most popular single instrument. It became a musical symbol of Romanticism and would soon enlarge itself to give it a wider range and more tonal power for composers to express themselves with.
  • Guitar

    The early romantic guitar would show remarkable consistency from the year 1790 to 1830. Guitars like this would have six or more single courses of strings, while the Baroque guitar would usually have five double courses.
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    Stylistic Traits​

    Some general characteristics and traits that of Romantic Music would be, melody. This would include things such as long, lyrical melodies with irregular phrases. Also, some would say that wide, somewhat angular skips, vivid contrasts, a variety of melodic ideas within one movement. Also, frequent changes in both tempo and time signatures.
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    The Romantic Era

    The Romantic period of music would start around 1800 and ended around 1910. During this time, compositions would become increasingly expressive and inventive. Forms of music such as expansive symphonies, virtuosic piano music, dramatic operas, and passionate songs took inspiration from art and literature.
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    Frédéric Chopin would start and grow in fame first in Poland, as a child prodigy both as a pianist and as a composer. He would gain popularity and would soon spread with concerts in Vienna in 1829. After he moved to Paris in 1831, his fame grew as a piano teacher and a composer. He would make pieces such as Nocturnes, Op 9. and Etudes
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    Franz Liszt was the greatest pianist of his time. Liszt was the first to give complete solo recitals as a pianist and as much as a composer of enormous originality. This would help extend his harmonic language and anticipating his love for the atonal music of the 20th century.
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    Richard Wagner

    Born in Germany on May 22, 1813, Richard Wagner would go on to become one of the world's most influential—and controversial—composers. Not only is he famous for both his epic operas, one of them including the four-part, 18-hour Ring Cycle, Some would also know him for his anti-semitic writings, which made him a favorite of Adolf Hitler only posthumously
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    Giuseppe Verdi was born in Italy in 1813, prior to Italian unification. Verdi would produce many successful operas in his lifetime such as La Traviata, Falstaff, and Aida. He would also become known for his skill in creating melody and his profound use of the theatrical effect.
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    Tchaikovsky is known for being one of the most loved Russian composers. His music is most famous for having a strong emotion, and his technical skill and strict work habits would prove to be a help to guarantee lasting appeal. With deep sensitivity, would saturate his music, producing such melodies that have listeners in awe for over a century.
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    American Civil War

    The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States that would last from 1861 to 1865. During this time, many battles would happen between northern states loyal to the Union and southern states that had seceded to form the Confederate States of America.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Nearing the end of the American Civil War, this particular assassination would be part of a large conspiracy that was intended by Booth in an attempt to revive the Confederate cause by eliminating the three most important officials of the United States government.
  • Harmonica

    The harmonica would first be imported to Japan from Germany in 1896. During that time, this instrument would be referred to as a "Western transverse flute." Later on, the instrument was known by such names as the "mouth organ" and the "mouth harp." Around 1900, it would be known as the harmonica