Music: Musical Converstations- Classical Chamber Music - Maddie Marchese Ms Haney Music 18 March 2019 Classical Chamber Music I Notes The Classical era

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Maddie Marchese Ms. Haney Music 18 March 2019 Classical Chamber Music I. Notes - The Classical era is the golden age of chamber music (for two to about ten performers, with one player per part). The string quartet (two violins, viola, and cello) was the most important chamber-music genre of the era. - Joseph Hayden’s Emperor Quartet features a famous set of variations on a hymn he wrote for the Austrian emperor. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a child prodigy who started to write music before the age of five, contributed to nearly all genres of the Classical era, including the symphony, sonata, sacred music, and opera. - One of Mozart’s best-known chamber works is Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music), a serenade for strings. - Classical sonatas, written either for one solo instrument (usually the piano) or for duos (violin and piano, for example), were chamber works that were sometimes intended for amateur performance in the home, but also served as showpieces for
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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Chamber music, classical chamber music

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