Exam boards: Edexcel, AQA, OCR, WJEC
Romanticism in Focus places works of music, literature and art alongside one another, setting them within the social and political context of their time. There are also helpful examinations of some of the main styles from the period.
Suitable for both students and teachers, this guide tackles questions such as whether Mendelssohn was a true Romantic, why Schumann and Baudelaire both worked as journalists and Wagner’s thoughts towards Brahms.
The Eroica and Symphonie Fantastique, Brahms and Bruckner, Emma and Hard Times, Constable’s Haywain and Turner’s Fighting Temaire, Byron and Baudelaire all feature, and there are also contextual definitions of the main styles of the time: nationalism, impressionism, naturalism and symbolism.