Romantic Period

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Romantic Period about 1815-1900

1816
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
1821
Der Freischuetz (Weber)
1822
'Unfinished Symphony' (Schubert)
1823
Wanderer Fantasy (Schubert)

Euryanthe (Weber)
1826
Overture to a Midsummer Night'sDream (Mendelssohn)
1826
Oberon (Weber)
1827
Winterreise (Schubert)

Der Vampyr (Marschner)

Comite de mise en scene (est.)
1829
Guillaume Tell (Rossini)

Piano Concerto in F minor (Chopin)
1830
Symphonie fantastique (Berlioz)
1831
Norma (Bellini)

Robert le Diable (Meyerbeer)
1833
Hans Heilig (Marschner)

Symphony no.4 (Mendelssohn)
1834
Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik (est.)
1835
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)

I Puritani (Bellini)
1836
Les Huguenots (Meyerbeer)
1837
Sonata in Bb minor (Chopin)
1841
Schumann's 'Symphonic Year'
1844
Flying Dutchmann (Wagner)

Ernani (Verdi)

Treatise on Orchestration (Berlioz)
1845
Piano Concerto in A minor (Schumann)
1847
Macbeth (Verdi)
1849
Artwork of the Future (Wagner)
1850
Lohengrin (Wagner)
1851
Opera and Drama (Wagner)

Rigoletto (Verdi)
1851
Symphony no.4 (rev., Schumann)

Sonata in B minor (Liszt)
1852
Transcendental Etudes (Liszt)
1853
Il Trovatore (Verdi)

La Traviata (Verdi)
1854
The Beautiful in Music (Hanslick)

Les Preludes (Liszt)

Das Reingold (Wagner)
1855
Les Vepres Sicillienes (Paris, Verdi)
1859
Tristan und Isolde (Wagner)
1861
Faust Symphony (Liszt)
1863
Les Troyens (Berlioz)
1864
Piano Quintet in F minor (Brahms)
1867
Don Carlos (Paris, Verdi)
1868
German Requiem (Brahms)
1871
Aida (Verdi)

Societe Nationale de Musique (Paris)
1874
Goetterdaemmerung (Wagner)
1874
Symphony no.4 (Bruckner)
1875
Carmen (Bizet)
1876
Symphony no.1 (Brahms)
1882
Parsifal (Wagner)
1886
Otello (Verdi)
1888
Symphony no.1 (Mahler)
1889
Wolf's Liederjahr
1890
Baudelaire Songs (Debussy)
1893
Symphony no.6 'Pathetique'(Tchaikovsky)

Symphony no.9 'New World'(Dvorak)
1894
Prelude to the Afternoon ofa Faun (Debussy)
1896
Don Quixote (Strauss)
1899
Verklaerte Nacht (Schoenberg)

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