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Romantic Music: The Ideals Of Instrumental Music
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At one point in the study of the Romantic period of music, we come upon
the first of several apparently opposing conditions that plague all attempts to
grasp the meaning of Romantic as applied to the music of the 19th century. This
opposition involved the relation between music and words. If ins ....
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....le for the utterance of
thoughts which, although first hinted in words, may ultimately be beyond the
power of words to fully express.
Practically every composer of the era was, to some degree, writing
program music, weather or not this was publicly acknowledged. One reason it
was so easy for listeners to connect a scene or a story or a poem with a piece
of Romantic music is that often the composer himself, perhaps unconsciously, was
working from some such ideas. Writers on music projec....
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