Neoromanticism (music)  

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In North American classical music and European classical music, neoromanticism is a style identified by the extended tonality that flourished during the late Romantic era, as well as a frank expression of emotional sentiment equally evocative of the period.

In the first half of the twentieth century, composers as diverse as Samuel Barber, Frederick Delius, Howard Hanson, Paul Hindemith, Gustav Holst, Arnold Schoenberg, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Heitor Villa-Lobos were classed as neoromantic (Heyman 2001; Pasler 2001; Watanabe & Perone 2001; Wright 1992). Since the mid-1970s the term has come to be identified with neo-conservative post-modernism, especially In Germany, Austria, and the United States, with composers such as Wolfgang Rihm and George Rochberg (Pasler2001).

Currently active US-based composers widely described as neoromantic include John Corigliano, David del Tredici and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich,, while European composers of the tradition include Nicholas Maw and James MacMillan of Great Britain. It has also been applied to the later works of Ligeti and Penderecki. The Canadian composer Daniel Theaker describes his compositional work as neoromantic.

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