Romanticism In Music

Romanticism was one of the strongest movements to ever have hit the music scene. Romanticism lasted a large portion of the nineteenth century and it=s music reflected that of the world that was rapidly changing during those years. One of these massive changes taking place was the Industrial Revolution. In Britain, science was being applied to already existing manufacturing processes. This meant that, with better systems in place rather than those of hard back breaking labour, more goods could be produced at a lower cost. A significant trend developed towards urbanization as opposed to farming. The average family could now afford those things which, in the past were considered a luxury. New ...

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importantly, music was being brought from the church into the concert hall. There were also more chances for instrumentalists to better themselves since new conservatories were being established in Europe. All of this meant that orchestras could now be larger and the quality of the musicians would be much improved. With larger orchestras and better musicians, composers tended to become more expressive in their works. Rather than being limited to the range of piano to forte the crescendo was becoming fashionable in compositional techniques. The crescendo allowed the composer to be more expressive in his piece by gradually increasing or decreasing the volume or starting from a pianissimo and ever so rapidly moving to a forte to give the effect of a real drama of sound. This sense of expression lent mood and atmosphere to the performance. New terms were used to explain what the composer was thinking when he wrote the piece. Terms such as ; dolce (sweetly), maestoso (majestic) and ...

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