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Romantic Period

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  1. Romantic Period 1800-1900

  2. The Romantic Period • Dates: 1800 – 1900 • Refers to Medieval Romance – dragons, knights, monsters, and fantasy • Elements of Romanticism included: an emphasis on personal expression and subjectivity, freedom from limitations, an interest in nature, fascination with the supernatural, and a cultivation of national identity • Growth of the middle class leads to increased interest in the arts and the building of large concert halls

  3. Art Title: Man and Woman Contemplating the Moon Artist: Caspar David Friedrich Year: 1824

  4. Features of Romantic Music • Indefinable forms, atonal harmony, abstract subjects, and a focus on nature • Composers: Beethoven, Brahms, Berlioz, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Wagner • Emphasis on Symphonic works rather than small chamber ensembles • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P73Z6291Pt8 • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhoYauWJh54 • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cpKhBKHjjw

  5. World Events • Napoleonic Wars – 1803-1815 • First Railroad – 1830 • American Civil War – 1861-1865 • Thomas Edison invents the phonograph – 1877 • Spanish-American War - 1898