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Romantic music is a term denoting an era of Western classical music that began in the late 18th or early 19th century. It was related to Romanticism, the European artistic and literary movement that arose in the second half of the 18th century, and Romantic music in particular dominated the Romantic movement in Germany.

An incomprehenive list of notable composers in the romantic period:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Niccolo Paganini
  • Franz Schubert
  • Hector Berlioz
  • Johann Strauss
  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Frederic Chopin
  • Franz Liszt
  • Robert Schumnn
  • Richard Wagner
  • Giuseppe Verdi
  • Johannes Brahms
  • Camille Saint-Saens

For a comprehensive list of composers see here
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_music

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