Chamber Music - A 'Project Climax' Subcategory - 11 CDs

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Chamber Music - A 'Project Climax' Subcategory - 11 CDs

Chamber Music
The term "chamber music" refers to any piece written for an ensemble that has only one instrument or voice per part. (In orchestral music, by contrast, several instruments play the same part.) Chamber ensembles can range in size from one instrument (e.g. a solo sonata) to many. By far the most abundant form is the string quartet, but other popular chamber music ensembles are piano and strings, more than four strings, or a solo instrument with piano accompaniment.

Chamber music is usually written for amateurs to play privately at home or for an ensemble performing before a small audience. Given this intimate setting, chamber music tends to be more sublime and personal than orchestral music played in large concert halls. The best chamber music fully bares the composer's emotions; this is especially true of the chamber music of Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms.

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Chamber Music - A 'Project Climax' Subcategory - 11 CDs
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01 - Brahms; Piano Trio No. 1 Op. 8, No. 2 Op. 87 - Eroica Trio (EMI 2002)

02 - Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky Trios - Argerich, Kremer, Maisky (DG 1999)

03 - Bach; Sonatas and Paritas for Solo Violin - Henryk Szeryng (DG 1997) 2 CDs

04 - Antonín Dvorák; Piano Quintet Op. 81 & String Quartet Op. 51 - Takecs Quartet (Decca 1999)

05 - Schubert; Streichquintett in C-dur D 956 - Mstislav Rostropovich & Emerson String Quartet (DG 1992)

06 - Mozart; Clarinet, Horn & Oboe Quintets - Pay, Vigay, St Martin in the Fields CE (Philips 1989)

07 - Schoenberg; Verklärte Nacht - Schubert; Quintet D.956 - HSQ (Testament 1994)

08 - Mendelssohn; Octet; Quintets Nos. 1 & 2; Quartet No. 2 - Hausmusik (Virgin 2000)

09 - Monteverdi; Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi - Rooley & Consort Of Musicke (Virgin 1999) 2 CDs

10 - Frank, Debussy, Ravel; Sonatas for violin and piano - Chung, Lupu, Melos Ensemble (Decca 1990)

11 - Brahms; Piano Quartets: No. 1-3 Op. 25, 26 & 60 - Walter Trampler, Beaux Arts Trio (Philips 1996)