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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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 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

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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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