E.T.A. Hoffmann claimed music to be "the most romantic of
all the arts -- one might almost say, the only genuinely romantic
one -- for its sole subject is the infinite. Music discloses
to man an unknown realm, a world in which he leaves behind
all definite feelings to surrender himself to an inexpressible
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
He was also a critic and an author
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
The music was free expression of emotions
Nature inspired a lot of Romatic composers
Chromatic - Refers to notes not in the defined scale
Lyric Opera - A combination of all opera types.
Tempo - The speed at which a musical composition is performed.
Waltz - Dance in 3/4 time, becoming popular toward the end
of the 18th century