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Music Through the Centuries
by Don Robertson

© 2005 by Rising World Entertainment

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Part 5 - The Nineteenth Century

Around 1803, Beethoven said to Wenzel Krumpholz: "I am not satisfied with the works I have written so far. From now on I am taking a new path"

-> Ludwig Von Beethoven
-> Alexander Borodin
-> Johannes Brahms
-> Anton Bruckner
-> Ernest Chausson
-> Claude Debussy
-> Vincent D'Indy
-> Antonin Dvorak
-> Cesar Franck
-> Cesar Franck Students
-> Franz Liszt
-> Sergey Rachmaninov 
-> Franz Schubert
-> Robert Schumann
-> Alexander Scriabin
-> Jean Sibelius
-> Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
-> Richard Wagner

Schloss Neuschwanstein

Beethoven, followed by Schubert and Schumann, opened the door to springtime. This was the beginning of the era of music known as The Romantic Music Era. And how appropriately it was named, for these composers and those who followed, began breathing new life into the stilted forms of music that had typified the proceeding Classical era. Emotion, feeling, love...these were now a part of music. Sure, there were love songs before, and there were sad songs, but no one breathed emotion into music like Beethoven. Women would burst into uncontrollable sobs at his recitals, much to Beethoven's disgust.

The Romantic Era continued through the 19th Century and culminated in the works of Richard Wagner who opened the door to feeling much further than had Beethoven. And it is this unabashed pure feeling in Wagner's music that turns so many people away from it. These are people who are not yet ready in their own lives to face such sublimity.

Some composers, such as Debussy, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, and Sibelius, continued the composition of romantic music into the 20th Century, but the prevalent music of the 20th Century was negative music, introduced by Arnold Schönberg, whom we at DoveSong.com call the "Father of Negative Music."

Explore romantic music with DoveSong by visiting the pages of the Romantic Music Section in the DoveSong Text Library. If you are unfamiliar with any of the music, we invite you to learn more and enrich your life by a great measure. If you absorb the music of this era, you will never be the same.

What a sad thing to go through life, as many people do, and only know a tiny bit about music, perhaps just the popular music from one particular era, the one the person grew up in.... especially when there is music around them that will resonate with the highest parts of their being.

Selected Works by Other Composers on CD

Enesco Roumainian Rhapsodies
Grieg Piano Concerto
Khachaturian Piano Concerto and Masquerade Suite
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Nielsen Violin Concerto
Respighi Tone Poems

Saint-Säens Organ Symphony
Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs
Gustav Holst: The Planets
Joaquin Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez
Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite - 1919 Version
Samual Barber: Adagio for Strings
Jongen: Symphonie Concertante
Pucinni: Madam Butterfly

Selected Works in The DoveSong MP3 Library

-> The DoveSong Romantic Music MP3 Page
-> The DoveSong Romantic Music MP3 Page Part 2

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