Famous Romantic Composers/Musicians
"The Mighty Handful"
Also known as "The Mighty Five," "The Five," "The Russian Five" or “The Mighty Little Heap;" it refers to a group of Russian composers of the 19th century who wanted to establish a nationalist school of music. The group was formed in the 1860s and the nickname Moguchaya Kuchka (Russian for "The Mighty Little Heap") came from critic Vladimir...
Romantic Music Composers
The Romantic Period marked a significant change in the status of musicians; they became more respected and valued. As a result, many Romantic composers were inspired to create large volumes of works that continue to enthrall us to this day. Here are several Romantic music composers and/or those who belong to this period.
Prominent Nationalist Composers
Aside from "The Mighty Five," there were other composers whose works were influenced by the history, people and places of their native country.
There is something to be learned from the past of these notable composers and reading about their lives makes us appreciate more the music they left behind