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August Gottfried Ritter was a German romantic composer and organist. Co-creator, together with Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, of the first example of Romantic Organ Sonata (the first one was composed in 1845); he moved in 1847 from being organist in Merseburg cathedral to become organist in Magdeburg cathedral. In his critical writings, Ritter condemned the Renaissance organ composers termed the Colorists for overindulging in ornamentation.

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August Gottfried Ritter was a German romantic composer and organist. Co-creator, together with Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, of the first example of Romantic Organ Sonata (the first one was composed in 1845); he moved in 1847 from being organist in Merseburg cathedral to become organist in Magdeburg cathedral. In his critical writings, Ritter condemned the Renaissance organ composers termed the Colorists for overindulging in ornamentation. More...

 
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
  Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Felix Mendelssohn has sometimes been called the "classical romantic." Born in 1809 in the first generation of romantic composers, Mendelssohn's music is the most conservative of the group. If Chopin and Schumann are the Shelly and Keats of Music, the...
 
       
 
         
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