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GERMAN ROMANTICISM: A SELECTED LIST

ENGLISH ROMANTICISM

This list focuses on late 18th and 19th century Romantics; especially in music, the influence of Romanticism was felt long into the 20th century.


Major Poets and Writers Dates Major Work
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER
FAUST
Jean Paul [Richter] 1763-1825 THE TITAN
Friedrich Schiller 1759-1805 DON CARLOS
WILLIAM TELL
Novalis 1772-1801 HEINRICH VON OFTERDINGEN
Friedrich Schlegel 1772-1829 Poems like DER WANDERER
E.T.A. Hofmann 1776-1822 TALES
Heinrich von Kleist 1777-1811 DER PRINZ VON HOMBERG
Achim von Arnim &
Clemens Brentano
1781-1831

1778-1842

DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN (a folk collection)
Joseph von Eichendorff 1778-1857 LIEDERKREIS POEMS (set by Schumann)
Adalbert von Chamisso 1781-1838 FRAUENLIEBE UND-LEBEN poems (set by Schumann)

Jakob Grimm
& Wilhelm Grimm

1785-1863
1786-1859
FAIRYTALES
Ludwig Uhland 1787-1862 BALLADS: (ex DER WIRTIN TÖCHTERLEIN)
Friedrich Rückert 1788-1866 KINDERTOTENLIEDER
(set by Mahler)
Poems (5 set by Mahler)
Franz Grillparzer 1791-1872 DES MEERES UND DER
LIEBE WELLEN
Wilhelm Müller 1794-1827 DIE WINTERREISE
(set by Schubert)
Heinrich Heine 1797-1856 DAS BUCH DER LIEDER
Nikolaus Lenau 1802-1850 DON JUAN
Major Visual Artists
Caspar David Friedrich 1774-1840 THE POLAR SEA
THE WANDERER
The Nazarenes:
Peter von Cornelius Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

1783-1867
1794-1872

FAUST & MEPHISTOPHELES
NIEBELUNGENLIED FRESCOS
Moritz von Schwind 1804-1871 Frescos in Wartburg Castle
& Vienna Opera
Karl Friedrich Lessing 1808-1880 LANDSCAPE WITH A WANDERER
Major Composers
Ludwig Van Beethoven 1770-1827 9 Symphonies
AN DIE FERNE GELIEBTE
FIDELIO
Carl Loewe 1796-1869 Ballads, among them
DER ERLKÖNIG
Franz Schubert 1797-1826 Over 600 songs, among them
DIE WINTERREISE
Felix Mendelssohn 1809-1847 80 songs +
ELIJAH
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Robert Schumann 1810-1856

Songs, among them:

20 LIEDER & GESÄNGE VON
HEINRICH HEINE LIEDERKREIS
FRAUENLIEB-UND LEBEN
MYRTHEN
Richard Wagner 1813-1883 THE RING OF THE NIBELUNGEN TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
LOHENGRIN
PARSIFAL
Robert Franz 1815-1892 Over 350 songs, among them settings of Burns, Eichendorff, Heine & Müller
Johannes Brahms 1833-1897

EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM

Over 200 songs, among them

DIE SCHÖNE MAGELONE
Hugo Wolf 1860-1903 Over 250 songs, among them:
SPANISCHES LIEDERBUCH
Gustav Mahler 1860-1911 10 symphonies; songs among them:
DES KNABEN WUNDERHORN
settings
KINDERTOTENLIEDER
RÜCKERT LIEDER LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN
GESELLEN
Richard Strauss 1864-1949 songs, among them:
4 LAST SONGS
operas as ROSENKAVALIER
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA

 



ENGLISH (SCOTTISH & IRISH) ROMANTICISM: A SELECTED LIST

This list focuses in literature and visual art on the late 18th and early 19th century -- writers not including the Victorians, who did, in many ways extend the Romantic themes. In music again the emphasis is on the same period, though the turn-of-the century saw such a great flowering of Romantic music that the most prominent of these late composers have been included.)

Major Poets and Writers Dates Major Work
Robert Burns 1759-1796 THE SCOTS MUSICAL
MUSEUM
Poems & Songs, among them
AULD LANG SYNE &
TAM O'SHANTER
William Blake 1757-1827 SONGS OF INNOCENCE
& EXPERIENCE
MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN
& HELL
MILTON
JERUSALEM
William Wordsworth 1770-1850 LYRICAL BALLADS
TINTERN ABBEY
THE PRELUDE
Sir Walter Scott 1771-1832

THE MINSTRELSY OF

THE SCOTTISH
BORDER
IVANHOE
THE LADY OF THE LAKE
WAVERLY NOVELS
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834 KUBLA KHAN
RIME OF THE
ANCIENT MARINER
A DEJECTION ODE
BIOGRAPHIA LITERARIA
Charles & Mary Lamb 1775-1834
ESSAYS OF ELIA
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE
Jane Austen 1775-1817 PRIDE & PREJUDICE
SENSE & SENSIBILITY NORTHANGER ABBEY
EMMA
William Hazlitt 1778-1830 TABLE TALK
THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE
CHARACTERS OF
SHAKEPEARE
Leigh Hunt 1784-1859 Poet & journalist, best remembered for editing THE EXAMINER
Thomas De Quincey 1785-1859 CONFESSIONS OF
AN OPIUM EATER
George Gordon, Lord Byron 1788-1824 DON JUAN
CHILDE HAROLD'S
PILGRIMAGE
Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792-1822 ADONAIS
PROMETHEUS UNBOUND
EPIPSYCHIDION
John Keats 1795-1821

ODES
THE EVE OF ST. AGNES ENDYMION

Mary Wollonstonecraft Shelley 1797-1851 FRANKENSTEIN
Major Visual Artists
John Henry Fuseli 1741-1825 THE NIGHTMARE
THREE WITCHES
FROM MACBETH
William Blake 1757-1827 Engravings for his poetry, among them:
THE FIRES OF ORC
THE BOOK OF LOS
THE VISIONS OF THE
DAUGHTERS OF
ALBION
Joseph Turner 1775-1851 THE SHIPWRECK
THE FIGHTING TEMERAIRE
John Constable 1776-1837 DEDHAM VALE
SALISBURY CATHEDRAL
Major Composers

Thomas Moore/

Sir John Stevenson

1779-1852
1761-1833
IRISH MELODIES
Thomas Attwood 1765-1838 Settings from Scott's
LADY OF THE LAKE
Sir Henry Bishop 1786-1855 HOME SWEET HOME
Arthur Sullivan 1842-1900 THE MIKADO
PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Charles Villiers Stanford 1852-1924 SONGS OF FAITH
SAVONAROLA
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Frederick Delius 1862-1934

A VILLAGE ROMEO & JULIET

SEA DRIFT
Ralph Vaughan Williams 1872-1958

A SEA SYMPHONY ON WENLOCK EDGE

Samuel Coleridge Taylor 1875-1912 SONG OF HIAWATHA

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