Attention to Detail: The Classical Music Listening Guide

Listening Tips: Romanticism

October 29, 2020

We continue our series on listening tips by examining the era and style of Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Wagner, and so many other great composers - Romanticism! We're joined by Hannah to discuss our five points of advice for listening to this highly passionate and emotional music, and hear some great music along the way!

Tip 1: Hearing Romantic works through the lens of the composer (8:17)

Tip 2: Distinguishing between absolute and programmatic music (15:33)

Tip 3: Listening for extremes! (26:07)

Tip 4: Noticing fluctuations in tempo (37:31)

Tip 5: Hearing differences in timbre/orchestration (46:05)

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