- music suited for performance in a room or a small concert hall, especially for two or more, but usually fewer than ten, solo instruments.
Origin of chamber music
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for chamber music
On that day all Kohol was at home, and they came to meet him with chamber-music!Stories and Pictures
Isaac Loeb Peretz
After this he gave himself up to oratorio, symphony, and chamber-music.Great Musical Composers
George T. Ferris
The idea of starting a series of matines of chamber-music occurred to me.Memories of a Musical Life
It was, however, an every-day matter especially in chamber-music.Beethoven
George Alexander Fischer
Chamber-music did not quite satisfy him, and he had founded this band, which numbered forty-five musicians.My Memoirs
- music for performance by a small group of instrumentalists
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