Hoose one piece of music that, to you, embodies the Classical style, and another that epitomizes Romanticism. Compare and contrast the pieces.

Choose one musical piece that, to you, embodies the Classical style, and another that epitomizes Romanticism. Compare and contrast the two pieces. You may take into account form, compositional procedure, political subtext, narrative, etc. Explain why you find the pieces to be especially characteristic of their times.

Added on 22.12.2014 18:02
The following are the Romantic musical pieces that my professor has used in class:

Beethoven Symphony No. 9, 4th movement:

Beethoven Symphony #9 in D minor Opus 125, 4th movement. Leonard Bernstein and the Vienna Phil

Beethoven string quartet, 3rd movement:

Beethoven, op. 132, 3rd mvt., Heiliger Dankgesang, string quartet (bar-graph score)

Schubert Erlkonig:

Schubert_ Der Erlkonig (D328) subtitled in English

Schubert Winterreise-Gute Nacht:

Gute Nacht von Schubert Winterreise (with english)

Winterreise-Der Leiermann:

Der Leiermann

Schumann Of foreign lands and people:

Schumann Kinderszenen No. 1 (Scenes from Childhood) | Vladimir Horowitz

Chopin Etude in C minor, Revolutionary:

Pollini plays Chopin Etude Op.10 No.12 Revolutionary

Brahms Ballade Edward:

Michelangeli plays Brahms: 4 Ballades, Op. 10 No. 1 in D minor, Edward

Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C minor:

Brahms 1st symphony 1st movement

Berlioz March to the Scaffold:

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique : 4th Mvt.Leonard Bernstein