Chopin: Impromptu No.3 in G Flat Major, Op.51

If a piece of music is from 1842, what era is this? I’m choreographing a dance about the Lady of Shalott poem from 1842, and need the music to correspond to this date. It doesn’t have to be 1842, but as near as possible. I was wondering what era it would be, and what composers to look at. Apparently Chopin and Wagner are two?Any ideas will help!

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there are 2 composers that come 2 mind from that era, 1st Rossini and his famous William Tell Overture & 2ndly has 2 B the great maestro himself Tchaichovsky with hi 1812 overture, i hope this helps you out.

This would be the early romantic era in classical music. Composers active around this time include:Schumann, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Wagner, Chopin, Paganini. Good luck.

this is early on in the Romantic period in classical music, very suitable for that particularly beautiful poem. i personally would suggest Liszt’s well known piano piece Liebestraume No.3 (which is german for Dreams of Love) – although it was probably written a few years later than 1842. If you like piano but it’s too busy try John Field – simple & elegant. If you fancy opera, there’s Bellini’s famous aria Casta Diva (O Pure Goddess). anyway, for a full list, check out the attached wiki entry link.

1842 was the beginning of the Victorian era (1837-1901) and corresponds to the early Romantic period in music. Among works written in 1842 include:Mendelssohn – Symphony No 3 (Scottish)Mendelssohn – Incidental music to ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (but not the Overture, which was written in 1825)(Mendelssohn was a great favourite of the young Queen Victoria and visited her often until the time of his death in 1847)Michael William Balfe (early Victorian Irish composer) – ‘The Bohemian Girl’ (1843- his most famous opera and only one year out)Chopin – Ballade No 4 in F minor Op 52Chopin – 3 Mazurkas Op 50Chopin – Impromptu in G flat Op 51Chopin – ‘Heroic’ Polonaise in A flat Op 53Chopin – Scherzo No 4 in E major Op 54Glinka – ‘Ruslan and Lyudmilla’ (early Russian nationalist opera)Schumann – 3 String Quartets Op 41 (No 3 in A major is well known)Schumann – Piano Quartet in E flat Op 47Schumann – Piano Quintet in E flat Op 44Schumann – Fantasiestücke for piano trioVerdi – ‘Nabucco’Wagner – ‘Rienzi’


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