As can easily be inferred from the name, chamber music is music that can be performed in the intimacy of a room or other small space. At the same time, solo-recitals fall away: chamber music is always about making music together in a small circle. Moreover, vocal music disappears: then you end up with choral music or the song. In short, chamber music is instrumental music for two to ten musicians. Under the heading 'Various chamber music ensembles' you will find CDs with all kinds of music that responds to this, from string trios, wind quartets and piano quintets to the famous octet of Mendelssohn and the great chamber music works of Spohr. The exception is the string quartet: we have kept this genre apart on Muziekweb because of its size.
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