Beethoven and the Romantics

Beethoven and the Romantics

Though he started composing during the Classical era, Beethoven is probably best remembered as a proto-Romantic, a composer who broadened the emotional range of Western music. Lyrical, demonstrative, even a little tempestuous, the works here (produced between the late 18th century and the early 20th) signal a shift towards expressivity that changed composition forever, culminating in the radical revisions of Modernism. We regularly update this playlist with new recordings. If you like a piece, add it to your library.

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