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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Drawing from symphonies, chamber music and conceptualism, electro-acoustic fusions, neo-romanticism and choral music, string quartets, song cycles and serialism, Reynolds embraces and expands many traditions. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fall arts 2019 | Classical music: Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds a whirlwind of music," 15 Sep. 2019 The Walkman was the brain child of a Sony executive who wanted a private way to drown out his kids' pop music and listen to chamber music in peace. Mark Swed,, "Commentary: Classical streaming has arrived. How do the new services stack up?," 3 Sep. 2019 While most students are away for the summer, a small group of music students have been meeting regularly to rehearse chamber music in an ensemble. Catalina Righter,, "Carroll student musicians studying over the summer to present concert," 31 July 2019 Music in the Mansion Delirium Musicum plays chamber music by Locatelli, Puccini, Vivaldi, Brahms, Steve Reich and Gianluca Bersanetti. Matt Cooper,, "SoCal classical music listings, June 16-23: Pianist Inon Barnatan, tenor Andrea Bocelli and more," 14 June 2019 Violinist Frank Almond's chamber music series opens with a program featuring two of his Milwaukee Symphony colleagues: flutist Sonora Slocum and clarinetist Todd Levy. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Hamilton' and 23 other shows to see during Milwaukee's 2019 performing arts season," 15 Aug. 2019 Ken taught music history, classical guitar and chamber music at Florida Atlantic University (FAU)., "Deaths in South Florida: 8/4," 4 Aug. 2019 This might seem an odd thing to tell a participant in a chamber music festival. David Weininger,, "Marvels from Schumann and Schoenberg at Marlboro Music Festival," 29 July 2019 When chamber music moves from the parlor into the concert hall, along with it come professional expectations. Peter Dobrin,, "Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo wallow in Brahms for friends and family," 12 May 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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