Romantic period definitions

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Caitlin Duncan March 2008 Romantic Era Definitions Instrumental Forms 1. Expansion of Sonata Form – The recapitulation has a coda extending into what amounts to a second development section. 2. Character pieces – Imprecise term occasionally applied by composers to shorter instrumental compositions, especially for piano. 3. Variations as whole movements or independent pieces In some compositions, one movement takes the form of a theme with variations, such as Beethoven’s Eroica symphony. 4. Dance Movements 5. Rhapsody A composition in one continuous movement, often based on popular, national, or folk melodies. 6. Etude Composition intended for the improvement of the performer’s technique. 7. Concert Overture An independent one-movement orchestral work to open a concert, but not the overture to an opera. Commonly in sonata form. 8. Symphonic poem Descriptive term applied by Liszt to his thirteen one- movement orchestral works which, while on a symphonic scale, were not ‘pure’
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