The First Romantics

The First Romantics

French composer Étienne Méhul stands in the history books as the first composer to be labeled a “Romantic”. His first symphony was written in the same year as Beethoven’s fifth, and shares a similar dramatic style. It would be revived thirty years later by Felix Mendelssohn, another figure of the early Romantic era.

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The First Romantics

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  • The First Romantics

    French composer Étienne Méhul stands in the history books as the first composer to be labeled a “Romantic”. His first symphony was written in the same year as Beethoven’s fifth, and shares a similar dramatic style. It would be revived thirty years later by Felix Mendelssohn, another figure of the...