Lassical vs. Romantic Era Compare/Contrast Essay

Write an essay of at least five hundred words comparing and contrasting the Classical and Romantic periods in Western music. Your essay should make correct use of musical terminology and focus on the following areas:

Changes in the composeras role in society
Changes in harmonic language
Changes in performing mediums
Changes in aesthetics/style
Common musical forms
Prominent composers and representative works (at least 3 composers and representative works for each period)