The Romantic Period: Characteristics, Key Composers and Dates

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  • The Romantic Period
    • 1810-1910
    • Set Works
      • Wagner: Prelude to Tristan und Isole
      • Schumann: Kinderscenen
      • Debussy: Pour le Piano, Sarabande
    • Characteristics
      • Passionate, expressive
      • Developed piano
      • Greater freedom, e.g. form, orcheatra grew even more
      • Introduction of brass
      • Tonality less restricted
      • Programme Music
    • Composers
      • Beethoven (1770-1827)
      • Debussy (1862-1918)
      • Chopin (1810-1849)
      • Schumann (1810-1856)
      • Wagner (1813-1883)
      • Brahms (1833-1897)
      • Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
      • Verdi (1913-1901)

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