Romantic Era songs for viola
Do you like your viola music highly dramatic and unpredictable . . . with tender, beautiful melodies one moment, and violent outbursts in the next? Then the Romantic Era is for you! Running from around 1825 to 1910, the Romantic Era ushered in a new, more personally expressive style of music. Famous Romantic Era composers are Johannes Brahms, Hector Berlioz, and Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The music for viola in this era became more technically challenging to reflect the wider expressive range. Two solo pieces for viola from the Romantic Era are Harold in Italy by Berlioz and Capriccio for Solo Viola by Vieuxtemps. There are also many simple and beautiful themes from the Romantic Era that can be played by even beginner violists.