Music has been a part of romance since time immemorial. It plays an important role in romantic gestures, emotions and feelings. It expresses passion, strengthens the bond between two people, instills a sense of love, instills a feeling of well-being and provides relief from stress. Various types of music are used for these purposes. Some of them are mentioned below.
The classical period witnessed the development of romantic music. The birth of’operatic’music and’choral pieces’ gave rise to great composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Verdi and Scelidar. Music from this period is characterized by strong themes, complex lyrics and highly melodic qualities. The popularity of these types of songs can be dated back to the era of the Viennese Philharmonic and the arrival of ‘romantic’ songs in English literature.
Minimalist music developed during the Baroque period. It drew its inspiration from a variety of inspirations including ancient Greek drama, mythology and architecture. The minimalists were able to create symphonies as well as flamenco. This type of music is characterized by dark colors, dark textures and the use of harmonic minor scales. It was first appreciated by the French in the late nineteenth century and became popular in the European continent.
The ‘Romantic style’ in music is sometimes associated with geniuses such as Handel and Bach. However, it was also the work of many minuscule musicians who came up with beautiful melodies that touched the hearts of their lovers. One of the most famous of these is the’Requiem’, written by Purcell and composed around the late 18th century. A piano version of this work was composed by Handel and later performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Another characteristic of this type of music is the use of unusual instruments. The most famous example is the ‘rubato’ (also written as rustic and rubato in English). Rubato means ‘happy dance’. In the context of romance, a ‘rubato’ can mean that a man has lost his temper, has taken his love too far or is about to propose marriage. Rubato was probably inspired by the French troubadours.
If we look at the features of baroque and classical periods, we will see how they contributed to the development of romantic styles. The baroque period witnessed major innovations such as the harp, lute and the guitar. Baroque also introduced the term chaconnese, a term used for religious songs whose melodies are similar to baroque ones but have a different genre. Classic music developed in the late baroque and early classical periods. It featured instruments such as the sitar, the mandolin, the bass guitar and the violin.