chamber music


Definition of chamber music

: music and especially instrumental ensemble music intended for performance in a private room or small auditorium and usually having one performer for each part

Examples of chamber music in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chamber music reduction of the score is by Ed Windels, a New York composer-arranger. Mark Stryker,, "Michigan Opera Theatre lands ‘genius’ Yuval Sharon as artistic director," 9 Sep. 2020 Frankly Music Violinist Frank Almond's chamber music series will begin its season with an online only concert Sept. 22 featuring Almond, guitarist Rene Izquierdo, and cellists Madeleine Kabat and Peter Thomas. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee performers plan mix of online and in-person shows for 2020-'21 seasons," 3 Sep. 2020 For me, there’s something lost in chamber music on a computer screen, though the festival staff has done an admirable job in at least trying to simulate the intimacy of a performance on the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center stage. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Arts & Culture Newsletter: ‘Finish the Fight’ marks the centennial of 19th amendment’s ratification," 27 Aug. 2020 At Oberlin, most academic classes will be held remotely to make space for the classes best held in person — chamber music, jazz combos, improv sessions. Washington Post, "Empty classrooms, studios and stages: In the covid-19 era, an arts education requires an even greater leap of faith," 20 Aug. 2020 By the time he was finished, Penderecki had a great corpus of works, comprising four operas, eight symphonies, a dozen or so concertos, chamber music — the gamut. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "A Composer Who Matters," 13 Aug. 2020 New to the website are videos of chamber music performances by DSO musicians recorded June 12 and 13 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "With normal concerts canceled, Dallas Symphony makes new audience connections," 18 June 2020 Featuring some of Beethoven's most beloved works, from the Moonlight Sonata and Pathétique Sonata, selections from the 5th and 9th Symphonies, the Emperor Concerto, and selections of chamber music. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville's virtual shows this week: Louisville Orchestra plays 'Beethoven’s Ninth' & more," 11 July 2020 That could mean a future with more chamber music or outdoor performances. oregonlive, "Oregon Symphony cancels all performances for 2020, hopes to ‘tread water’ until January," 8 July 2020

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First Known Use of chamber music

1615, in the meaning defined above

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“Chamber music.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of chamber music

: classical music written for a small number of musicians

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Kids Definition of chamber music

: instrumental music to be performed in a room or small hall

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