How would you characterize the size of the Romantic orchestra in comparison to that of the Classical orchestra of 50 to 75 years earlier?

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    smaller; since vast improvements had been made in the production of musical instruments, orchestras could use fewer players and still produce a massive sound
    increased slightly; a few new instruments were added to the typical Classical ensemble
    increased substantially; included both the addition of new instruments and the expansion of existing sections
    nothing changed; the difference in sound between the Romantic and Classical orchestras resulted from changes in compositional techniques, not changes in the make-up of the orchestra itself
asked Oct 2, 2012 in Music by anonymous
    

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increased substantially; included both the addition of new instruments and the expansion of existing sections
answered Oct 5, 2012 by LaMusica ~Expert~ (2,890 points)

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