Romantic Period is described by some musicians, composers and researchers around the world as a cultural movement that stressed emotion, imagination, individualism and freedom of expression. It was characterized by expanding the formal structure within a composition and making the pieces more passionate and expressive.
He was born on October 27, 1782 in Genoa, Italy. His musical skills started with playing the Mandolin at the age of five (5). And he eventually transferred his training to the violin at the age of seven (7) Paganini became the famous violin virtuoso in the world. And his compositions inspired a lot of other composers namely: Franz Liszt, Frederic Chopin, and Robert Schumann to name a few.
Some of the Works of Niccolo Paganini:
Paganini's "La Campanella"
Paganini's 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1
Paganini's Concerto No. 1 Eb, Op. 6
Paganini's 15 Quartets for Guitar and Strings Trio
Paganini's The Carnival of Venice
Frederic Chopin was known as the "Poet of the Piano" He was born on March 1, 1810 in Zelazowa, Poland. He was considered as the world renowned pianist and composer. He began to play piano at age 4. He composed Polonaise at the age of 7. He studied piano at Warsaw Conservatory under Wilhelm Wurfel and most of his music was influenced by Polish folk music.
Few Works of Chopin
Chopin's Fantaise in F minor, Op. 49
Chopin's Revolutionary Etude
Chopin's No. 12 and 24 Preludes, Op. 28
He's the "virtuosity. He was known as the virtuoso pianist and composer and the busiest musician during the romantic era. He was born in the village Doborjan, Hungary. He was known as the musical architect through his symphonic poem by attempting to translate the greatest works of literature into musical terms as shown in some of his compositions.
Liszt's Grand Etudes After Paganini
Liszt's 12 Transcendental Etudes
Liszt's Sonata in B Minor
Liszt's Years of Pilgrimage
Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsodies"
Liszt's Totentanz (Dance of Death)
Liszt's Symphonic Poems (Hamlet, Les Preludes)
Liszt's Dante Symphony
Robert Alexander Schuman was born in 1810 in Zwickau. He's one of the famous Romantic composers who worked intensively between music and words. He was a composer, music critic and considered himself as the heir to the original creative tradition of Beethoven and Shubert.
It was in 1834 when Schumann founded the music journal Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik wherein he edited and wrote music criticism for his publication. He wrote numerous works young composer and one of which was the performance of Frederic Chopin in Paris, France.
Robert Schumann and His Works
Schumann's Abegg Variations, Opus 1(1820)
Schumann's Davidsbundlertanze (Dances of the Band of David)
Schumann's Carnaval, Opus 9 (1835)
Schumann's Phantasiestucke, Opus 12 (1837)
Schumann's Kreisleriana, Opus 16 (1838)
Schumann's Kinderszenen, Opus 15
Schumann's Frauenliebe und Leben (A Woma's Love and Life)
Schumann's Dichterliebe (A Poet's Love)
Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor, Opus 54 in Orchestra
Schumann's Overture, Scherzo
Schumann's Konzertstuck in F Major for Four Horns and Orchestra
Hector Berlioz was a French romantic composer born on December 11, 1803. At his young age, he learned to play guitar and flute but never became skilled in any musical instruments. His father sent his son, Hector to a medical school but the son ended up in studying music.
Hector Berlioz and His Works
Hector's Symponie Fantastique
Hector's Symphonie Fantastique A Ball
Hector's Symphonie Fantastique March to the Scaffold
Hector's Symphonie Fantastique Dream of a Witches Sabbath
Peter Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840 in Votkinsk, Russia. He first studied law in his youth and became a law clerk in St. Petersburg in his twenties. He rebelled and began to study music at the conservatory also in St. Petersburg. He was known for his ballet music. He composed haunting melodies and used great deal of folk music in his symphonic works.
Tchaikovsky's Famous Compositions
Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty (Waltz)
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet
Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture
Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6. Pathetique
Camille Saint-Saens was known as a talented musician from an early age. He was born in Paris on October 9, 1835 and started his music through the help of his aunt by teaching him piano lessons when he was two years old and afterward he began composing piano piece at age three.
He was considered as a composer who created elegant music, neat, clean, polished, and never excessive. As an organist and one of the best pianists of his time, he sat very still at the piano and played gracefully and cool.