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 Images, Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel and Poème by Alexander Scriabin.
The 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".
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|Jeux d'eau||For Piano solo A wonderfully Impressionist atmosphere, like a Monet painting. Ethereal and magical. Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Performed by Magdalena Müllerperth. [Classical Music Licensing -...||
|Images - Cloches à travers les feuilles||Images - Cloches à travers les feuilles by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Performed by Severin von Eckardstein.||
|Images - Et al lune descend sur le temple qui fut||Images - Et al lune descend sur le temple qui fut by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Performed by Severin von Eckardstein.||
|Images - Poissons d'or||Images - Poissons d'or by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Performed by Severin von Eckardstein.||
|Poème Op. 32 No. 1||Poème Op. 32 No. 1 by Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) Performed by Severin von Eckardstein.||
|Valse - from The Bronze Horseman ballet.||Valse - from The Bronze Horseman ballet. Composer: Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956)||
|Valse - from Raymonda||Valse - from the ballet Raymonda. Composer: Alexander Glazunov (1865 - 1936)||
|Navarra||Navarra - for Two Violins ; Orchestra. Composer: Pablo de Sarasate (1844 - 1908)||
|Concert Waltz||Royal ballroom, stroke of midnight, glass slippers... you know what to do. An enchanting waltz melody carries you away. Concert Waltz for Orchestra. Composer: Alexander Glazunov (1865 - 1936) [ Classical Music Licensing...||
|Ave Maria (Bogoroditsye Devo from Vespers)||Ave Maria (Bogoroditsye Devo, Raduisya) - this gorgeous piece is part of the famous Vespers for unaccompanied chorus. Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943).||
|Poupee Valzante (Dancing Doll)||Poupee Valzante (Dancing Doll). Composer: Ede Poldini (1869-1957). This is Poldinias most famous work - charming and enchanting. Poupee Valzante was popularized by violin virtuoso Fritz Kreisler who arranged and performed...||
|Midnight Bells||Midnight Bells. Composer: Richard Heuberger (1850-1914). Midnight Bells was popularized by violin virtuoso Frtiz Kreisler who arranged the work.||
|Gypsy Songs||Gypsy Songs - for Violin and Orchestra. Composer: Pablo de Sarasate (1844 - 1908)||
|Danse Espagnole||Danse Espagnole - for Violin and Orchestra. Composer: Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946)||
|Valse-Fantaisie||Valse-Fantaisie. Composer: Mikhail Glinka (1804 - 1857)||
|Les Preludes||Les Preludes for Orchestra. Composer: Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886). Coming in at over 17 minutes, Les Preludes represents quite a value as classical stock music soundtrack. There are a lot of underscoring possibilities in...||
|Duet for Violin, Bass & Orchestra||Duet for Violin, Bass & Orchestra. Composer: Giovanni Bottesini (1821 - 1889). Known as the Paganini of the double bass, Bottesini was one of the first bass virtuosoas whose work significantly extended the technical...||
|Ave Maria - Verdi||Ave Maria for soloist and Chorus. Composer: Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901).||
|O Mother of God, Vigilantly Praying||O Mother of God, Vigilantly Praying, for unaccompanied chorus (composed 1893). Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943).||
|Praise to the Mother of God - Rachmaninov||Praise to the Mother of God (Vzbannoy Voyevode) from Vespers. This is the final movement from Rachmaninov's famous Vespers for unaccompanied chorus. Composer: Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943).||
|Ave Maria - Donizetti||Ave Maria, Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848). Donizetti was a peer of Franz Schubert and was known mostly as an opera composer.||
|Ave Maria - F.P. Tosti||Ave Maria, for chorus. Composer: Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846 - 1916).||
|Ave Maria - L. Luzzi||Ave Maria, Op. 80 for chorus. Composer: Luigi Luzzi (1828 - 1876). This Ave Maria is Luzzi's most famous work.||
|Mother of God||Mother of God, A very stark and beautiful piece of music of the Russian Orthodox Church. Composer: Pavel Chesnokov (1877 - 1944).||
|Praise to the Mother of God||Praise to the Mother of God for male chorus. This is a popular hymn of the Russian Orthodox Church. Composer: Dmitry Allemanov||
|Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E Major||Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 in E Major by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Performed by Magdalena Müllerperth.||
|Thron der Liebe, Stern der Güte||Thron der Liebe, Stern der Güte - Throne of virtue, star of goodness Op.18/3 (from: Motet cycle after lyrics by Angelus Silesius) by Peter Cornelius (1824-1874). Maulbronn Chamber Choir conducted by Jurgen Budday...||
|Aus alten Märchen winkt es||Aus alten Märchen winkt es - From old fairy tales beckons (for 5-part mixed choir) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856). Maulbronn Chamber Choir conducted by Jurgen Budday.||
|Dein Angesicht so mild und schön||Dein Angesicht so mild und schön - Your face so lovable and fair (for 5-part mixed choir) by Robert Schumann (1810-1856). Maulbronn Chamber Choir conducted by Jurgen Budday.||
|Great God of Love (for 8-part mixed choir)||Great God of Love (for 8-part mixed choir) by Robert Lucas Pearsall (1795-1856). Maulbronn Chamber Choir conducted by Jurgen Budday.||