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 Trio Parallel performs chamber music featuring violinist Ron Blessinger and cellist Marilyn DeOliviera of the Oregon Symphony, accompanied by pianist Yoko Greeney. oregonlive, 18 Aug. 2021 Each artist at this stage will perform a work of chamber music live with the Escher String Quartet at the Cleveland Museum of Art and a concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra and conductor Jahja Ling at Severance Hall. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 2 Aug. 2021 Attendees at orchestra concerts at Robinson Center and chamber music concerts at the Clinton Presidential Center will also be required to wear masks unless eating or drinking, in accordance with Little Rock guidelines. Arkansas Online, 20 Aug. 2021 The orchestra will stream both concerts on its YouTube channel as part of its SummerFest digital chamber music series, now in its second season. Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2021 Zukerman will direct and play in chamber orchestra concerts with DSO musicians, appear as violin soloist with the orchestra and join DSO musicians in chamber music performances. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 23 Apr. 2021 It’s one of the most exuberant pieces of chamber music ever written. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Aug. 2021 Four finalists then will be selected to play chamber music with the Escher String Quartet, also at the museum, and a concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall and conductor Jahja Ling. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 26 July 2021 Well, there’s always chamber music, which somehow seems a perfect fit for the great outdoors in the town of Hurley. Gerald Eskenazi, Forbes, 3 June 2021

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First Known Use of chamber music

1615, in the meaning defined above

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6 Sep 2021

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“Chamber music.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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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