Musical Genres

Romantic Music

Romantic music came into its own at the beginning of the 19th century. Music from this era sounds almost boundless and free from any limitations of form. Much of this music is programmatic—that is, it is meant to describe something, perhaps a scene in nature or a particular feeling.

Georges Bizet

L'Arlésienne Suite: Farandole

Composed in 1872 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Anthony Bramall, conductor


Shows about Bizet:


Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Composed in 1869 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Budapest Symphony Orchestra; István Bogár, conductor


Shows about Brahms:


Frédéric Chopin

Polonaise in A Major: No. 1, "Military"

Composed in 1838 (Romantic Period)


Shows about Chopin:


Antonin Dvorák

Slavonic Dance No. 7

Composed in 1878 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Zdenek Kosler, conductor


Shows about Dvorák:


Edvard Grieg

The Peer Gynt Suite: In the Hall of the Mountain King

Composed in 1875 (Romantic Period)
Performed by BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Jerzy Maksymiuk, conductor


Shows about Grieg:


Felix Mendelssohn

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo

Composed in 1843 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Anthony Bramall, conductor


Shows about Mendelssohn:


Modest Mussorgsky

Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade

Composed in 1874 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Daviel Nazareth, conductor


Shows about Mussorgsky:


Modest Mussorgsky

Pictures at an Exhibition: Gnomes

Composed in 1874 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Daviel Nazareth, conductor


Shows about Mussorgsky:


Jacques Offenbach

Orpheus in the Underworld: Can-Can

Composed in 1858 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra (Kosice); , conductor


Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Flight of the Bumblebee

Composed in 1899 (Romantic Period)
Performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra; Anthony Bramall, conductor


Shows about Rimsky-Korsakov:


Gioachino Rossini

William Tell Overture: Finale

Composed in 1829 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Zagreb Festival Orchestra; Michael Halász, conductor


Shows about Rossini:


Franz Schubert

Marche Militaire

Composed in 1822 (Romantic Period)


Shows about Schubert:


Robert Schumann

Album for the Young: The Happy Farmer

Composed in 1848 (Romantic Period)


Shows about Schumann:


John Philip Sousa

The Stars and Stripes Forever

Composed in 1896 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Richard Hayman and His Symphony Orchestra; Richard Hayman, conductor


Shows about Sousa:


Johann Strauss Jr.

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Composed in 1858 (Romantic Period)
Performed by CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor


Shows about Strauss Jr.:


Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nutcracker: Russian Dance

Composed in 1891 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava); Ondrej Lenard, conductor


Shows about Tchaikovsky:


Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nutcracker: Dance of the Reed Pipes

Composed in 1891 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava); Ondrej Lenard, conductor


Shows about Tchaikovsky:


Giuseppe Verdi

Aida: Triumphal March

Composed in 1871 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Oliver Dohnányi, conductor


Shows about Verdi:


Musical Genres

Romantic Music

Romantic music came into its own at the beginning of the 19th century. Music from this era sounds almost boundless and free from any limitations of form. Much of this music is programmatic—that is, it is meant to describe something, perhaps a scene in nature or a particular feeling.

Georges Bizet

L'Arlésienne Suite: Farandole

Composed in 1872 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Anthony Bramall, conductor


Shows about Bizet:


Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Composed in 1869 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Budapest Symphony Orchestra; István Bogár, conductor


Shows about Brahms:


Frédéric Chopin

Polonaise in A Major: No. 1, "Military"

Composed in 1838 (Romantic Period)


Shows about Chopin:


Antonin Dvorák

Slavonic Dance No. 7

Composed in 1878 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Zdenek Kosler, conductor


Shows about Dvorák:


Edvard Grieg

The Peer Gynt Suite: In the Hall of the Mountain King

Composed in 1875 (Romantic Period)
Performed by BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Jerzy Maksymiuk, conductor


Shows about Grieg:


Felix Mendelssohn

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo

Composed in 1843 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Anthony Bramall, conductor


Shows about Mendelssohn:


Modest Mussorgsky

Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade

Composed in 1874 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Daviel Nazareth, conductor


Shows about Mussorgsky:


Modest Mussorgsky

Pictures at an Exhibition: Gnomes

Composed in 1874 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Daviel Nazareth, conductor


Shows about Mussorgsky:


Jacques Offenbach

Orpheus in the Underworld: Can-Can

Composed in 1858 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra (Kosice); , conductor


Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Flight of the Bumblebee

Composed in 1899 (Romantic Period)
Performed by CSR Symphony Orchestra; Anthony Bramall, conductor


Shows about Rimsky-Korsakov:


Gioachino Rossini

William Tell Overture: Finale

Composed in 1829 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Zagreb Festival Orchestra; Michael Halász, conductor


Shows about Rossini:


Franz Schubert

Marche Militaire

Composed in 1822 (Romantic Period)


Shows about Schubert:


Robert Schumann

Album for the Young: The Happy Farmer

Composed in 1848 (Romantic Period)


Shows about Schumann:


John Philip Sousa

The Stars and Stripes Forever

Composed in 1896 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Richard Hayman and His Symphony Orchestra; Richard Hayman, conductor


Shows about Sousa:


Johann Strauss Jr.

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

Composed in 1858 (Romantic Period)
Performed by CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor


Shows about Strauss Jr.:


Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nutcracker: Russian Dance

Composed in 1891 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava); Ondrej Lenard, conductor


Shows about Tchaikovsky:


Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nutcracker: Dance of the Reed Pipes

Composed in 1891 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava); Ondrej Lenard, conductor


Shows about Tchaikovsky:


Giuseppe Verdi

Aida: Triumphal March

Composed in 1871 (Romantic Period)
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Oliver Dohnányi, conductor


Shows about Verdi:


 

Classics for Kids® is supported by:

Dater Foundation
Naxos
Dater Foundation
Naxos