the Romantic Period, a lot of individuality was expressed in art and music. This time is also known as the Great Revolutions.
In 1803, the steam engine was invented and thus causing trains to become popular. Other inventions included the telephone,
recorded sound, light bulb, automobiles, and radio transmission. Romantic composers were inspired from the Middle Ages to
do their work. Music storytelling and tone poems became popular in this time. Frank Liszt is a famous piano virtuoso who played
difficult sections of music. The most popular instrument is the piano and some invented included the tuba, saxophone, and
celesta. The Romantic Era is surprisingly the first to give itself a name. Musicians were able to make a living from attendance
from their work. Paintings done in this time were inspired from supernatural stories. This led to heroism being a big thing
in this time. The music defined itself from European classical music. William Wordsworth is considered one of the best sonneteers
only next to Shakespeare. Other well known poets included are John Keats and Percy Shelley. Hector Berlioz composed operas
and symphonies. He was called the father of the modern orchestra. The Romantic Period started right after or around the time
Beethoven was around. This started art and music to expand and unfold to what it was. Many people did not even have electricity
until after the Romantic Period. This shows how much people cared for their individuality and characteristics of themselves.
is a nomadic German tribe of the Dark Ages. Later, the term is broadened to mean anything medieval. In architecture, the Gothic style followed the Romanesque in the twelfth to sixteenth centuries and was
characterized by the arched, painted window and vault, stained glass, slender spires, flying buttresses, and great detail
in stone (think Notre Dame in Paris). These characterize the setting of Gothic works.For the Romantics, “Gothic” meant anything primitive, free,
wild, and mysterious; they even went so far to call Shakespeare “Gothic” because of his free imagination.