The Nineteenth Century Option 1: What are the principal ideals underlying Romanticism? How are they reflected in music, art, and literature? How do theses characteristics differ from the Classical Era? Option 2: Describe the role of the piano in 19th century life. What new types of works were developed to support this role? Option 3: Describe Wagners innovations in opera and his desire to unite music and drama. In order to get full credit for this essay, you must mention specific musical examples from our listening selections (composers and titles) and remember to cite your sources. To do this post correctly, you should have at least 2 or 3 well-constructed paragraphs.