The aesthetics of Romantic music tended to harmonise the timbre of musical instruments, presumably to give them a distinctive sound identity within increasingly large orchestras. The period saw the disappearance of timbre enhancers such as sympathetic strings and harpsichord and piano stops, which had made the instruments of previous eras so rich, as well as those of non-Western cultures.

Published on: 24/07/2023 11:06 - Updated on: 24/07/2023 11:07