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Elgar, Grieg and Borodin: The Romantic composers who made music with amorous intent

Elgar, Grieg and Borodin all turned to their art to express their affection, in a more literal take on their movement

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A fine romance: Edvard Grieg with his wife Nina

A fine romance: Edvard Grieg with his wife Nina

A fine romance: Edvard Grieg with his wife Nina

Romantic is the term used to describe the music written when the classical framework was abandoned in favour of a more free-flowing style inspired by emotions, the impact of people, places, events even.

Tchaikovsky springs immediately to mind. So, too, those other giants of the 19th century — Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms.


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