What does chamber music mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chamber music(noun)

    serious music performed by a small group of musicians


  1. chamber music(Noun)

    A genre of classical music written for a small group of instruments


  1. Chamber music

    Chamber music is a form of classical music that is composed for a small group of instruments—traditionally a group that could fit in a palace chamber. Most broadly, it includes any art music that is performed by a small number of performers, with one performer to a part. However, by definition it usually does not include solo instrument performances. Because of its intimate nature, chamber music has been described as "the music of friends." For more than 200 years, chamber music was played primarily by amateur musicians in their homes, and even today, when most chamber music performance has migrated from the home to the concert hall, many musicians, amateur and professional, still play chamber music for their own pleasure. Playing chamber music requires special skills, both musical and social, that differ from the skills required for playing solo or symphonic works. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe described chamber music as "four rational people conversing." This conversational paradigm has been a thread woven through the history of chamber music composition from the end of the 18th century to the present. The analogy to conversation recurs in descriptions and analyses of chamber music compositions.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chamber music in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chamber music in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. S.J. Perelman:

    I tried to resist his overtures, but he plied me with symphonies, quartettes, chamber music, and cantatas.

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