A master of the more intimate forms of musical compostitions, Schumann is unique in music history as being one of the great composers who concentrated on one musical genre at a time, with the bulk of his earliest compositions being for the piano. Schumann's piano music (and later his songs) remain supreme examples of the Romantic style of the second quarter of the nineteenth-century. Immensely influenced by literature and poetry, it is the dreamy nature of his music which most affects the listener, as can be heard in the fifth movement from the piano suite entitled Carnaval. Aside from three piano sonatas, most of his work for the instrument is in the form of suites comprising short, poetic pieces, each expressing a different mood.
In 1840, Schumann was finally able to marry Clara Wieck, the daughter of his first music teacher, and who had opposed their union. Schumann's happiness found an outlet in the great number of Lieder he wrote during that year. The first number from his song cycle Dichterliebe, "Im wunderschönen Monat mai" (A Poet's Love: "In the beautiful month of May" ) is another example of the composer's harmonic and melodic style.
This page discusses the guitar composers of the so-called early romantic guitar era of the late 1700's and 1800's whose music is known to me, and in my opinion made a contribution to the repertoire.
Characteristics of Victorian era literature, novels and …
Goethe is considered the greatest poet in German, and often the greatest novelist and dramatist as well; his breadth of literary achievement is perhaps unrivalled. From the earliest days of Romanticism, Goethe made rich contributions of poetry (lyric and epic), tragedies, and novels to the movement. His greatest novel is Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, which recounts the adventures and personal growth of the wandering title character. This novel is often considered the first coming-of-age story (aka "bildungsroman").
American Literature: American Romanticism ..
Instead, the Romantics embraced imagination and naturalness.
• Romantic-era poets rejected the public, formal, and witty works of the previous century.
America began to experience the impact of the Romantic Movement ..
It was a turbulent, revolutionary age, one in which England changed from an agricultural society to an industrial nation with a large and restless working class concentrated in the teeming mill towns.
Romanticism is characterized by these general features:
• Romanticism turned away from the eighteenth-century emphasis on reason and artifice.
Overview of British Romanticism & Poets from That Era;
The guitar music before about 1825 really falls more into what is commonly described as the "Classical Period" - while guitar music after about 1825 becomes more "Romantic Period." There is not a specific date that this occurred; rather, it was a gradual process of evolution which continues to this day.
The Romantic Era in British Literature: Introduction
Thus, to meet pressing needs for pedagogical (instructional) material, such composers wrote etudes (studies) and other short pieces for teaching.
Historical Events: Louisiana Purchase, Monroe Doctrine, McCormick invents the reaper, Morse telegraph, Daguerre takes first photographs, California gold rush, Darwin writes , Civil War in the United States, Germany united under Bismarck, Edison invents electric light and phonograph, Roentgen discovers the x-ray, Spanish-American war.
Visual Arts: Goya, Gericault, Corot, Turner, Delacroix, Millet, Daumier.
Literature: Buron, Austen, Shelley, Keats, Pushkin, Heine, Cooper, Balzac, Hugo, Stendhal, Sand Lytton, Dickens, Poe, Dumas, Thackeray, Longfellow, Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe, Whitman, Tennyson, Eliot, Tolstoy, Dostoevski, Browning, Twain, Ibsen, Stevenson, Wilde, H.
It focuses on poetry from the Romantic era and literary devices
While many novels (long prose stories) were produced by ancient and medieval writers, the form received unprecedented attention in modern times. The modern history of the novel can be divided into two ages: the formative age of the novel, ca. 1500-1800; and the period ca. 1800-present, in which the novel has thrived as the leading form of Western literature. Formative age novel-writing flourished primarily in Spanish, French, English, and German.