The Romantic Era of Classical Music lasted just 95 years, from 1815 to 1910, but it produced some of the most memorable melodies, ever.
The Enlightenment changed the course of human history with the concept that science and empirical arguments could explain human existence. Not surprisingly though, not everyone was thrilled, so some pushed back. To the disappointment of medieval theologians not everyone continued to embrace the old ways of thinking, but the concept that we could explain all of our existence by empirical observation didn’t fit well either. This philosophical tug-of-war still rages on. But, in 1815 the Romantic Era of classical music pushed back against what was then the new thinking of the Classical Era, and thus music became reactionary.
Fanfare for La Peri: Dukas Atlantic Brass Band, Salvatore Scarpa Andante from “Hungarian Fantasy, Op. 35”:
Carl Maria von Weber UNLV Wind Orchestra, Thomas Leslie Fur Elise “Bagatelle in A Minor”: Ludwig Van Beethoven Canadian Brass Overture in C for Winds, Opus 24: Felix Mendelßohn US Marine Band, Colonel Michael J. Colburn Gnossienne No. 2: Erik Satie Empire Brass Emperor Waltz Op. 437: Johann Strauss US Army Band, Colonel Gary F. Lamb Barcarolle 'Tales of Hoffman': Jacques Offenbach Black Dyke Mills Band, John Foster Panis Angelicus: Cesar Franck Washington Winds, Edward Petersen To a Wild Rose: Edward MacDowell Brass of the Potomac, Stephen Bulla Clair De Lune: Claude Debussy US Army Brass Quintet