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Famous Romantic Composers/Musicians

During this period there was significant change in the status of musicians. Here are some well known composers of that period.

"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.

Music Tidbits
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

Isaac Albeniz

Mily Balakirev

Amy Beach

Vincenzo Bellini

Louis-Hector Berlioz

Georges Bizet

Aleksandr Borodin

Johannes Brahms

Max Bruch

Anton Bruckner

Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin

César Cui

Claude Debussy

Edmond Dede

Gaetano Donizetti

Paul Dukas

Antonin Dvorák

Edward Elgar

Gabriel Faure

Cesar Franck

Mikhail Glinka

Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Charles Gounod

Enrique Granados

Edvard Grieg

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

Joseph Joachim

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

Ruggero Leoncavallo

Franz Joseph Liszt

Edward MacDowell

Felix Mendelssohn

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Modest Mussorgsky

Jacques Offenbach

Niccolo Paganini

Giocomo Puccini

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Gioachino Rossini

Camille Saint -Saëns

Alma Schindler

Franz Schubert

Clara Wieck Schumann

Robert Schumann

Jean Sibelius

Bedrich Smetana

Richard Strauss

Arthur Sullivan

Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

Giuseppe Verdi

Carl Maria von Weber

Richard Wagner

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