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The Romantic Era in music (1800-1900) embraced the power of passion and the emotions. Musical progress can be categorized by expansion and extension of the well-defined forms, harmonies and melodic structure of the Classical Era.

In this sequence of pages about the Romantic Era you will learn about:

  • Impact of the shift from patronage to freelance musicians
  • Inspiration from the Middle Ages
  • Focus on nature
  • Romantic expansion of musical form
  • Harmonic complexity in Romantic music
  • Romantic performance practices
  • Innovations to the flute – emergence of the Boehm system
  • Romantic composers

Use the links at the top and bottom of the pages to navigate through information about the Romantic Era.

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