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Chamber Music background and origin

-(ensemble music) popular from Renaissance (consorts and ensembles) and Baroque era

-Classical era: w/ increase amateur music making, chamber music increased importance


Chamber Music characteristic features

-music for small ensembles

-one player per part

-most popular ensembles in Classical era: duo sonata, string quartet, piano trio


chamber music

-music for small ensemble (2 to 10 players)

-one player per part

-usually performed w/o conductor


string quartet

-most popular chamber ensemble of Classical era

-first violin, second violin, viola, cello

-also refers to a composition written for this ensemble: generally 4 mvts (fast-slow-medium-fast)