As the nineteenth century progressed, German and Austrian dominance of Western music began to
fade, giving way to a galaxy of voices from Poland, Russia, Bohemia, and beyond. Music had truly
become an international language as composers from far corners of the world gained recognition for
their nationalist yet universal writing. The fifth volume of Music@Menlo LIVE 2019 spotlights a cosmopolitan
collection of composers of the Romantic era, Chopin, Suk, and Rachmaninov, each of whom
added his light to the colorful approach of the modern age.