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    The word romanticism was first used to portray new thoughts in painting and writing, towards the end of the eighteenth century. This word was later taken up by musicians, to depict the adjustments in musical style, which occurred not long after the turn of the century. In contrast to Classical composers, Romantic composers focused on a store powerful expression of feeling, regularly uncovering their deepest thoughts and feelings.

    The Romantic period began around 1830 and ended around 1900, as compositions turned out to be progressively expressive and imaginative. Extensive symphonies, virtuosic piano music, dramatic opera s, and passionate melodies took motivation and inspiration from art and literature. Celebrated Romantic composers include Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mahler, and Verdi; the list goes on and on. 

    The Romantic era is known for its extraordinary vitality and enthusiasm. The unbending types of classical music gave way to greater expression, and music grew closer to art, literature, and theatre.

    Beethoven spearheaded Romanticism and extended previously strict formulas for symphonies and sonatas, and introduced a different methodology with music, giving his works references to different parts of life - for example, his 'Pastoral' Symphony No. 6 describes countryside scenes. 

    As well as symphonies, the tone poem and descriptive overture were popular as pieces of stand-alone orchestral music that evoked anything from a painting or poem to a feeling of nationalistic fervor.  

    The Romantic era brought forth the virtuoso. Liszt was one of the best of his time and wrote piano music that is demanding to show his splendor. Chopin is also one of the exceptional composer-performers from this timeIn the world of opera , cue the entrance of Verdi in the middle of the Romantic era. He turned Italian opera on its head by introducing new subject material, often with social, political or nationalistic themes, and combined these with a direct approach to composing.  

    Wagner's thoughts ruled most music, from the large-scale symphonies of Bruckner and Mahler to the heroic tone sonnets and shows of Richard Strauss, even reaching Italy, where Verdi and Puccini started to produce opera s according to many of Wagner's rules.

    Thoughts and compositions turned out to be increasingly outlandish and creative until the melodic standards had been rewritten, and the scene was set for the greatest change in music for a considerable length of time - the start of Modernism.

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