Romantic music focuses on piano and orchestral works selected from compositions by Schumann, Brahms, Berlioz, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninoff. A recital component is included where some piano compositions of the romantic composers will be performed, as well as examples of romanticism in popular music and jazz. We will also analyze the transformation of romantic characteristics in works by Prokofiev, Bartok, and Khachaturian.
Michael Ruiz (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a pianist/composer who orchestrated three piano concertos performed by the Winston-Salem Symphony. He is also a theoretical physicist and professor of physics at UNC Asheville.