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Towards the end of the 18th century the word romanticism was firstused to describe new ideas in painting and literature Later manymusicians embraced this word to describe the changes in the musicalstyle Unlike classical composers Romantic composers expressed strongemotions in their music Romantic music is about the emotion of lovehate or death whether positive or negative Many Romantic composerstook an interest in art and literature Just like two of the mostinfluential composers of the Romantic era Richard Wagner and GiuseppeVerdi Each transformed the operatic traditions he had received from thepast to create new forms and each became the musical symbol of his owncountry Giuseppe Verdi continually sought after dramatic situationsfull of strong emotional resonance violent contrast and quick action Richard Wagner on the other hand took several years to develop histechnique of continuity to the fullest Both Richard Wagner and GiuseppeVerdi used the political revolutionary to make music by writing andcreating new works Richard Wagners continuity of writing and tonallyambiguous harmonic style laid the foundation for the new language of thetwentieth-century music Giuseppe Verdis tells a story through hisorchestra it binds the voices together in duets trios and ensembleskeeps the action moving and supplies rich and colorful harmonies Giuseppe Verdi wrote in other genes than opera In fact people stillsing his music
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