In the early 1800s, a new style of music began to emerge. This style, known as the Romantic era, was characterized by expressive melodies, colorful harmony, and a wide range of emotions. Piano music from this period is some of the most beautiful and popular music ever written.
Beethoven is the founder of this approach. He lived and wrote during the transition from Classicism to Romanticism and was an inspiration to Romantic composers, like Chopin and Liszt, who came after him. If you're interested in exploring this period of music, then feel free to browse the selection of Romantic piano sheet music below.