Presentation on theme: "Romantic Time Period. Time Period Around 1800 to 1900 Romantic music is the word used to describe a particular period, theory, and compositional style."— Presentation transcript:
Time Period Around 1800 to 1900 Romantic music is the word used to describe a particular period, theory, and compositional style during that time period
Romanticism Like Baroque and Classicism, romanticism is related to literature, visual arts, and philosophy. However the time period of Romanticism and Romantic Time Period music do not line up. The Romantic movement believed that truth could not be defined. Instead, inescapable realities in the world could only be through emotion, feeling, and intuition. Romantic music struggled to increase emotional expression and power to describe these truths, through expanding formal structures from the Classical time period.
Characteristics Romantic music describes the expansion of formal structures within a composition – making the piece more passionate and expressive The expansion of form within a composition made it easier to identify the artist based on the work (for example: Beethoven often used a smooth transition between the 3 rd and 4 th movement in his symphonies).
Romantic Characteristics A freedom in form and design More intense personal expression of emotion Emphasis on lyrical, songlike melodies Richer harmonies and chromatic chords (dissonance and modulations) Thicker textures and bolder dramatic contrasts Expansion of the orchestra Use of programme music Recurring themes in a large piece of music Great technical virtuousity Nationalism
Famous Composers Beethoven Chopin Schumann Schubert Wagner Liszt Tchaikovsky Mahler Berlioz Mendelssohn Mussorgsky Rimsky-Korsakov