Maddie MarcheseMs. HaneyMusic18 March 2019Classical Chamber MusicI.Notes-The Classical era is the golden age of chamber music (for two to about tenperformers, with one player per part).The string quartet (two violins, viola, andcello) was the most important chamber-music genre of the era.-Joseph Hayden’s Emperor Quartet features a famous set of variations on a hymnhe wrote for the Austrian emperor.-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a child prodigy who started to write music before theage of five, contributed to nearly all genres of the Classical era, including thesymphony, sonata, sacred music, and opera.-One of Mozart’s best-known chamber works is Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A LittleNight Music), a serenade for strings.-Classical sonatas, written either for one solo instrument (usually the piano) or forduos (violin and piano, for example), were chamber works that were sometimesintended for amateur performance in the home, but also served as showpieces for
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