Introduction to the Late Romantic Era

This section contains all the readings on important composers and genres of the later portion of the Romantic Era. Since we covered composers whose primary focus was opera in a separate module, our emphasis now will be on composers who tended to work in larger orchestral genres. We will also examine the role of nationalism in late Romantic music.

This section includes the following pages:

  • Slide Show: Late Romantic Era
  • Symphonic Poem
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Nationalism
  • Antonin Dvorak
  • Symphony No. 9, From the New World
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Brahm’s Violin Concerto
  • German Requiem
  • Gustav Mahler
  • Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand