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Romantic Era (1820-1910)

There are some great recordings in this category.  The 10 minute Concert Waltz by Alexander Glazunov is often licensed because its' addictive waltz tempo and attractive string melody create such a happy, carefree mood.  Another work in the same vein is Reinhold Gliere's Valse from his ballet The Bronze Horseman.  Here you have another big, catchy, orchestral melody that creates an uplifting atmosphere.  This work also provides an great example of what is meant by "Romantic" era style where the emotions are big and the orchestra is used fully at virtuoso levels.

There are also some great Impressionist works by Debussy, Ravel and Scriabin that kind of straddle the Romantic Era into the early Modern Era of the twentieth century.  Have a listen to Claude Debussy's three movement ImagesJeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel and Poème by Alexander Scriabin.

romantic-era-classical-stock-music.jpgThe Romantic movement was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Europe and strengthened in reaction to the Industrial Revolution. In part, it was a revolt against social and political norms of the Age of Enlightenment and a reaction against the scientific rationalization of nature. It was embodied most strongly in the visual arts, music, and literature.

Events and changes that happen in society such as ideas, attitudes, discoveries, inventions, and historical events always affect music. For example, the Industrial Revolution was in full effect by the late 18th century and early 19th century. This event had a very profound effect on music: there were major improvements in the mechanical valves, and keys that most woodwinds and brass instruments depend on. The new and innovative instruments could be played with more ease and they were more reliable.

Another development that had an effect on music was the rise of the middle class. Composers before this period lived on the patronage of the aristocracy. Many times their audience was small, composed mostly of the upper class and individuals who were knowledgeable about music. The Romantic composers, on the other hand, often wrote for public concerts and festivals, with large audiences of paying customers, who had not necessarily had any music lessons. Composers of the Romantic Era, like Elgar, showed the world that there should be "no segregation of musical tastes" and that the "purpose was to write music that was to be heard".

The UniqueTracks Stock Music Library is able to license these recordings for many different media uses.  You can configure your license right here on this website by choosing your usage type from the drop-down box when you click the "License/Buy this Track" link.

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  • Jeux d'eau

  • Images - Cloches à travers les feuilles

  • Images - Et al lune descend sur le temple qui fut

  • Images - Poissons d'or

  • Poème Op. 32 No. 1

  • Valse - from The Bronze Horseman ballet.

  • Valse - from Raymonda

  • Navarra

  • Concert Waltz

  • Ave Maria (Bogoroditsye Devo from Vespers)

  • Poupee Valzante (Dancing Doll)

  • Midnight Bells

  • Gypsy Songs

  • Danse Espagnole

  • Valse-Fantaisie

  • Les Preludes

  • Duet for Violin, Bass & Orchestra

  • Ave Maria - Verdi

  • O Mother of God, Vigilantly Praying

  • Praise to the Mother of God - Rachmaninov

  • Ave Maria - Donizetti

  • Ave Maria - F.P. Tosti

  • Ave Maria - L. Luzzi

  • Mother of God

  • Praise to the Mother of God

  • Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E Major

  • Thron der Liebe, Stern der Güte

  • Aus alten Märchen winkt es

  • Dein Angesicht so mild und schön

  • Great God of Love (for 8-part mixed choir)