Definition of chamber music in English:

chamber music


  • [mass noun] Instrumental music played by a small ensemble, with one player to a part, the most important form being the string quartet.

    • ‘In chamber music, if the violist is sub-standard, you pack up and go home.’
    • ‘This is a wonderful original instruments recording of some of Bach's finest chamber music.’
    • ‘Did this incite you to perform chamber music with musical colleagues?’
    • ‘The beautiful sense of orchestral chamber music the trio brought to the Largo was memorable.’
    • ‘Think about how often Mahler himself resorts to chamber music textures in his symphonies: the sounds seem utterly natural most of the time.’
    • ‘This program is open to all instruments, vocalists and chamber music ensembles.’
    • ‘I think the tradition has always been that orchestral music is more public and chamber music is more intimate.’
    • ‘During his career Chakaryan has toured the world with the best Bulgarian symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles.’
    • ‘I had initially considered violin for its options of orchestral or chamber music.’
    • ‘In the world of classical music, string quartets fall into a category known as chamber music.’
    • ‘Even in chamber music, Beethoven always found a voice for the monumental statement.’
    • ‘From there, I went into composing film music and also chamber music, something that I do to this day.’
    • ‘Music Network's chamber music triple bill also features some of Europe's hottest classical stars.’
    • ‘The piano music, including the chamber music involving piano, comes from all periods.’
    • ‘They play like two musicians doing chamber music, creating something together.’
    • ‘He began to write more abstractly and concentrated on chamber music and works for small ensembles.’
    • ‘There are also educational pieces, numerous compositions of chamber music and two concertos.’
    • ‘Compared to his orchestral works, his chamber music has been neglected by record companies.’
    • ‘His compositions comprise mainly chamber music, including string quartets and accompanied keyboard sonatas.’
    • ‘Mostly chamber music gets recorded, because orchestral music costs more to record.’


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