Expression and Extravagance: The Romantic Period 1830-1900

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The speakers examine the meaning of romanticism in music, while exploring the rise of Nationalism within the period and tracing the development of the orchestra. Hosted by conductor Norman Del Mar and broadcaster/musician John Amis.


  • Weber: Opera
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
  • Bellini: Norma
  • Chopin: Nocturne No.2 in Eb major, Op.9 No.2
  • Schumann: Dickeliebe, Op. 48
  • Paganini: La Campanella
  • Liszt
  • Liszt: Faust Symphony
  • Wagner: Tristan and Isolde
  • Verdi: Rigoletto
  • Faust: Gounod
  • Schubert: Erlkonig


  • Dvorak: Slavonik Dance No. 8 in G minor
  • Bizet: Carmen
  • Gilbert and Sullivan: Trial by Jury
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor
  • Strauss: Also Spach Zarathustra
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor
  • Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
  • Debussy: Pelleas et Melsande
  • Zverdi: Requiem
  • Puccini: La Boheme
  • Strauss: Salome
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