Nationalism in Romantic Music: Heritage & Pride of Romantic Composers


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1. Which of the following is NOT a way in which Romantic era composers created nationalistic music?

2. Which composer used the ethnic music of Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, and Bohemia to create the Slavonic Dances?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Romantic period of the 19th century saw many developments in music, literature, and the arts, but one often overlooked aspect of it, especially in regards to music of the period, was the influence of nationalism. These assessment questions will go over the basic facts of nationalism in Romantic music, with particular focus on important Romantic composers and their nationalistic works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Nationalism in music
  • Type of nationalistic compositions
  • Composer of the nationalistic 'Slavonic Dances'
  • Medley of patriotic songs
  • Clara Schumann's 'Vortwärt!'

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - ensure that you can accurately recall the basic information on the use of nationalism in Romantic music, including nationalistic composers and musical forms in which they composed
  • Reading comprehension - go beyond simple recollection and test your comprehension of the specific ways in which composers expressed nationalism through music and the effects of these nationalistic works
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of nationalism in Romantic music to identify specific composers based upon their contributions to musical nationalism, their notable works, and their influence

Additional Learning

To learn more about nationalistic music, review the corresponding lesson called Nationalism in Romantic Music: Heritage & Pride of Romantic Composers. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Romantic Era of music
  • Musical nationalism
  • Patriotic songs
  • Notable examples of musical nationalism