Mahler: The Most Influential Time Period Of The Romantic Period

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“If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.” ~Gustav Mahler. The romantic style period started during 1780 and ended in about 1910. It was one of the most influential time periods that ever was. The romantic period was dramatic and full of action, also involving contradictions between capitalism and socialism, freedom and oppression, emotion, and faith. Many passionate pieces were written during The result of this was creative artists started thinking differently and had new creative thoughts for music. There were six types of romanticism which were subjectivity, emotionalism, nationalism, programmatic compositions, thick timbre, and chromaticism. Romantic music still served a sophisticated and refined society, as had been the case with classical music era. There were a lot of composers that impacted or influenced other composers, one after another. Some of the most famous composers are Hector Berlioz, Fryderyk Chopin, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi, Anton Bruckner, Giacomo Puccini, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Johannes Brahms. Another famous and influential artist was Gustav Mahler. He …show more content…
One of his most famous symphonies was Symphony #5. This composition was written from 1901-1904 and is about 75 minutes long. This symphony was known as his first purely instrumental one since the First. Symphony #5 included a variety of instruments whose sounds all blended together and created it to sound really smooth. It starts off really smooth with the trumpet but also bold since there was only one playing. This composition clearly express a spiritual conflict that reaches a certain resolution. In my opinion, this symphony sounded like it was written to be in a scary movie because of how alarming the instruments were. This was definitely an enjoyable symphony that was written and composed by Gustav Mahler during the romantic style

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