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Vaughan Williams on Music$
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David Manning

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195182392

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.001.0001

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The Romantic Movement and Its Results

The Romantic Movement and Its Results

(p.12) (p.13) Chapter 1 The Romantic Movement and Its Results
Vaughan Williams on Music

David Manning

Oxford University Press

The beginning of the romantic movement is to be found in the reaction against formal perfection that followed the death of Ludwig van Beethoven. Like so many other new movements, the romantic school owes its origin not to the appearance of some new factor in the composer's scheme, but to the loss of an old one. Franz Schubert and Gottfried Weber, the founders of the school, were not aware that they were laying the corner-stone of a new art. This is the history of the romantic school, and finally the first glimmerings of a new art that combined the dramatic and musical art in one. After Robert Schumann it was forever impossible to call the new art “music.” To make the new art complete but one step was necessary: to transfer it to its proper home, the theater. This was done by Richard Wagner.

Keywords:   romantic movement, Ludwig van Beethoven, romantic school, Franz Schubert, Gottfried Weber, dramatic art, musical art, Robert Schumann, theater, Richard Wagner

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