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

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Does that help to bridge the gap between solo and chamber music? David Allen, New York Times, "A Lullaby, a Caress: Yo-Yo Ma, Ax and Kavakos on Brahms," 21 Feb. 2018 Concert review Every summer, a brand-new piece of chamber music comes to life through the efforts (and the wallets) of the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Commissioning Club. Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times, "Seattle Chamber Music Society debuts an ear-boggling piece by a ‘Dark Knight’ composer," 17 July 2018 Solo and chamber music plays at the Greystone Mansion and Gardens in Beverly Hills from January through June. Rick Schultz,, "15 ways to hear chamber music magic in L.A.," 22 Mar. 2018 Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos and Yo-Yo Ma: A gathering of chamber music royalty perform piano trios by Schubert and Brahms. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bay Area arts and entertainment picks, Feb. 28," 26 Feb. 2018 There's something for wine enthusiasts and foodies, music for every taste (bluegrass, jazz, and chamber music), and gatherings for yogis, endurance athletes, and film buffs. Zoe Settle, Town & Country, "What To Do In Telluride This Summer," 18 July 2014 String and piano chamber music ensembles from CIM Chamber Music Program. Mark Rapp,, "Cleveland Arts listings for April 27-May 3: Cleveland Orchestra presents Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde" & More," 26 Apr. 2018 Image That oval space is uniquely suited to chamber music, which was historically conceived for, as the name of the genre suggests, salons and intimate rooms. New York Times, "As the Frick Expands, New York City Music Suffers," 29 June 2018 My very first teacher in Taiwan introduced me to chamber music. Beth Wood,, "Musician Paul Huang: 'Finding a voice in the violin was a revelation'," 22 Feb. 2018

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1615, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chamber music was in 1615

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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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