chamber music


noun

  1. music suited for performance in a room or a small concert hall, especially for two or more, but usually fewer than ten, solo instruments.

noun

  1. music for performance by a small group of instrumentalists

Music for two or more instruments in which only one musician plays each part. Chamber music is distinguished from music for orchestra, in which, for example, more than a dozen violinists may be playing the same notes. The most familiar kind of chamber music is the string quartet.

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