Romanticism in Music
Definition, major composers & works from 1820 to 1890, compared to classicism, styles & forms, innovations, orchestration, opera.
Beethoven moved away from such restrictions and conventions of Classicism and some of his symphonies were large, sometimes as big as the size of an epic. But the emotional depth that they contained was truly matchless. Beethoven’s Second Symphony has been described as full of summer air and summer flowers. The third Symphony and probably his favorite were initially dedicated to Napoleon, the French ruler, as Beethoven left that he could free Europe from the monarchy marks the beginning of the middle-period work.