ROMANTIC PERIOD 1800-1900. THE ROMANTIC PERIOD Dates: 1800 – 1900 Refers to Medieval Romance – dragons, knights, monsters, and fantasy Elements of Romanticism

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Romantic Period

Romantic Period1800-1900

The Romantic PeriodDates: 1800 1900 Refers to Medieval Romance dragons, knights, monsters, and fantasyElements 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 identityGrowth of the middle class leads to increased interest in the arts and the building of large concert halls

Art

Title: Man and Woman Contemplating the MoonArtist: Caspar David Friedrich Year: 1824

Features of Romantic MusicIndefinable forms, atonal harmony, abstract subjects, and a focus on natureComposers: Beethoven, Brahms, Berlioz, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, WagnerEmphasis on Symphonic works rather than small chamber ensembleshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P73Z6291Pt8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhoYauWJh54http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cpKhBKHjjw

World EventsNapoleonic Wars 1803-1815First Railroad 1830American Civil War 1861-1865Thomas Edison invents the phonograph 1877Spanish-American War - 1898