Ch 22: The Romantic Period in Music Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Romantic Period in Music chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the unique musical qualities, composers and compositions of this period in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Romantic Period in Music chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayCharacteristics of Romantic Era music Emotion and dynamic contrast
Tuesday Nationalism in Romantic Era Music Musical expression of heritage and national pride
WednesdayConnections between Romantic music and visual art How music and visual art of the period complemented each other
ThursdayMajor Romantic Era composers;
Beethoven, Chopin, Paganini, Rossini
A look at works by important composers including Beethoven, Brahms, Berlioz, Strauss;
The Italian Romantic composers
FridayWagner, Schubert, Schumann
Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Mussorgsky
Romantic composers in Germany;
Romantic composers from Eastern Europe

7 Lessons in Chapter 22: The Romantic Period in Music Lesson Plans
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Characteristics of Romantic Era Music: Emotion & Dynamic Contrast

1. Characteristics of Romantic Era Music: Emotion & Dynamic Contrast

This lesson gives a brief snapshot of two popular Romantic era trends: highly emotional music and dynamic contrast. Learn why composers liked using these techniques and how they were able to incorporate them into their music.

Nationalism in Romantic Music: Heritage & Pride of Romantic Composers

2. Nationalism in Romantic Music: Heritage & Pride of Romantic Composers

Nationalism was a popular sentiment during the Romantic era and appeared in all art forms of the day, including music. This lesson will introduce you to some of the biggest nationalist composers of the Romantic era.

Connections Between Romantic Music and Art

3. Connections Between Romantic Music and Art

Romanticism was a 19th-century European movement that affected virtually all facets of the creative and performing arts. Learn about the connections between Romantic music and visual arts in this lesson.

Romantic Era Composers: Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Tchaikovsky & More

4. Romantic Era Composers: Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Tchaikovsky & More

This lesson is like a 'Who's Who' of Romantic era composers. Learn about some of the most influential composers of European Romantic era and what makes them noteworthy.

Paganini & Rossini: Italian Romantic Composers

5. Paganini & Rossini: Italian Romantic Composers

Study of the Romantic era wouldn't be complete without taking a detour to the land of love and romance, Italy. This lesson looks at two famous Romantic era composers who were born and raised in Italy: violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini and opera composer Gioachino Rossini.

Wagner, Schubert & Schumann: German Romantic Composers

6. Wagner, Schubert & Schumann: German Romantic Composers

German-speaking composers dominated the European musical scene for centuries. This lesson looks at three very different Germanic composers from the Romantic era and explores some of their best-known works.

Tchaikovsky, Chopin & Mussorgsky: Eastern European Romantic Composers

7. Tchaikovsky, Chopin & Mussorgsky: Eastern European Romantic Composers

If you want to explore the lives and careers of major Romantic-era composers from the eastern side of Europe, this is the lesson for you! Learn more about Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Frederic Chopin, and Modest Mussorgsky.

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