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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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 Northern Lights Campout Music Party Hang out and enjoy ambient, mellow chamber music by Ólafur Arnalds, performed by CNM curator and violinist, Julia Ogrydziak, and friends. San Francisco Chronicle, "Classical music and dance listings," 24 May 2018 The first two programs are devoted to chamber music featuring Glass, harpist Lavinia Meijer and cellist Matt Haimovitz. Joshua Kosman,, "Philip Glass festival to blow past boundaries at SFJazz," 12 July 2018 The program ranges from classical chamber music to songs written by parents who have lost children to gun violence. John Von Rhein,, "Recommended Chicago classical concerts for June 8-14," 7 June 2018 This dance and chamber music work, created with the whole family in mind, will be the first time Weill’s original orchestrations have been heard in New York City since the production’s 1925 premiere in the United States. Gia Kourlas, New York Times, "10 Dance Performances to See in NYC This Weekend," 8 Mar. 2018 The festival runs July 14-29 at Sonoma’s Hanna Center Auditorium, featuring chamber music by Mozart, Schubert and others. Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle, "Cellist’s piece on gut strings a first at Valley of the Moon Music Festival," 29 May 2018 American pianist Melvin Chen has performed internationally as a solo artist and with chamber music ensembles. Amy Wang | The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "11 arts picks: 'Rigoletto,' 'Much Ado About Nothing,' Touretteshero, more," 3 May 2018 Her recordings sometimes featured chamber music with her husband. Bonnie L. Cook,, "Lydia Walton Ignacio Russo, 87, concert pianist and piano teacher," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of chamber music

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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