- Romantic Symphony
- Tone Poem
- Concert Overture
- Piano Music
Music saw many changes during the Romantic period. Composers expanded existing
musical forms and developed new forms as a way of expressing themselves.
Thus, a huge variety of instrumental and vocal music appeared on the scene.
There were no restrictions on the length of a piece, the number of
movements, or the number of instruments or voices used. The operas of Richard
Wagner sometimes last 6 hours. Ludwig van Beethoven's
Ninth Symphony requires an oversize orchestra, a full choir, and
It was during the Romantic period that most of the band instruments came into being as they are today.
The invention and widespread use of valves on brass instruments and new
key systems on woodwind instruments made them much easier to play, encouraging
composers to write more music for them.
There were many influential composers during the Romantic period. They included Hector Berlioz, Johannes
Brahms, Richard Wagner, and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.