Ch 15: The Romantic Era in Music

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons to learn about characteristics of Romantic era music and the works of its composers. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these music topics.

The Romantic Era in Music - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Freedom, experimentation and creativity are three words that can be used to describe the Romantic period in music. Melodies became the focus and emotions were prevalent throughout pieces written during this period. You'll learn about composers, styles and pieces from the era in this chapter. Discover what characteristics identify a piece as being from this period. An introduction to the various famous composers from this time is also part of the lessons. You've likely heard of many of the Romantic composers. Names like Beethoven, Chopin and Tchaikovsky probably sound familiar. By the end of this chapter, you'll have learned about:

  • The role of emotion and dynamic contrast in Romantic music
  • Romantic music vs. Romantic art
  • Italian Romantic composers
  • German Romantic composers

Video Objective
Characteristics of Romantic Era Music: Emotion & Dynamic Contrast Discover the different elements of Romantic era music.
Connections Between Romantic Music and Art Analyze how art and music from this period relate to each other.
Romantic Era Composers: Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Tchaikovsky & More Study the different composers who became famous from this era.

Chapter Practice Exam
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