Perspective 1.3 - Characteristics of Romantic Music

Assignment 1.3 - Characteristics of Romantic Music

Watch a video of a famous polonaise (Polish folk dance) by Chopin

"Polonaise in Ab major, Op. 53" by Frédéric Chopin

In a paragraph or two, discuss how Chopin demonstrates the complex elements of music of the Romantic era. You should look back at the Elements of Music presentation to familiarize yourself with the general elements. Then you should look at the top of this lesson to see how these elements were used differently in the Romantic era. 

Choose three of the following elements to discuss:

  • Rhythm
  • Melody
  • Harmony
  • Form

You can use bar numbers or a time stamp (minutes:seconds) to identify where you hear these elements in the music.