Works from the romantic period are some of the most beloved in the piano repertoire. This article explores the main characteristics and considerations for playing works from this period on the piano.
We tend to think of rubato as being largely associated with the romantic period, but elements of what we would call rubato can be traced back to as early as the 9th century! It was an established part of music performance in both the baroque and classical periods. This week’s blog post explores the origins of tempo rubato and how composers such as CPE Bach and Mozart incorporated it within their works.