Introduction to the Early Romantic Era

This section¬†contains reading materials on genres and composers associated with the early years of the Romantic era. We’ll pay special attention to the lied (German art song), piano developments, and the rise of program music.

This section includes the following pages:

  • Slide Show: Early Romantic Era
  • Romantic Music
  • Romantic Era Explored
  • Art Song
  • Franz Schubert
  • Der Erlk√∂nig
  • Robert Schumann
  • Du Ring an Meinem Finger
  • The Piano
  • Frederic Chopin
  • Nocturne in C# Minor
  • Program Music and the Program Symphony
  • Hector Berlioz
  • Symphonie Fantastique