the years historians have noticed that the romantic and classical styles
both strive to express emotion within a beautiful form. The difference
is based on the observerís viewpoint, but as all the romantic novels will
tell you, romance is a spirit of wonder and strangeness where else classical
tends to be poised and calm. Romantic composers try to base their
work on their own feelings and emotions, a lot like the Baroque composers
except that the spirit of the Baroque era was adventure and the late 18th
and 19th century boasted of a more wondrous and inspiring time.
The Romantic period also brought with it a new wave of improvement in instruments that had a large effect on the way music was composed. For example, the piano came to have a steel rather than wooden frame. As the tones became richer the music created started to change likewise stirring a more romantic emotion. Composers like Tchaikovsky and Wagner now had the means of expressing what was demanded of them with more innovative harmonies and chromaticisms. With this came the use of broadening the publicís educational opportunities because until then only the very rich could afford to listen to it. Soon, lots of community choirs together with the industrial revolution allowed better quality and affordable instruments. Women too started to take part in the history of music, which until then had been dominated by the male population. As of all, the Romantic period provided the bridge to a new era in music.