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Chamber Music Category (or Chamber Music form)
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Chamber Music Group  Chamber music is music written for small groups of instruments, for performance in a small room or 'chamber' from French 'chambre' = room. If performed in front of a small audience, in the old days the room would have been a grandiose aristocratic 'salon', but today the room is more likely to be a small hall.

A very important type of chamber music is the string quartet, written for 2 violins, a viola and a cello. The classical composers Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven wrote some of their finest and most intense music in this category. The structure of a string quartet is  usually in sonata form.  The players usually form permanent quartets, because they need to play together all the time in order to excel in performance. No one instrument dominates the others, all are equal, and the players must listen to each other very carefully.

Other groupings of players for chamber music include - Piano Trios (piano, violin and cello), string trios (violin, viola and cello), piano quartets (= piano + string trio),  piano quintets (= piano + string quartet), clarinet quintets (= clarinet + string quartet), and the wind quintet (=flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon).

Tunes belonging to the Chamber Music category. Audio is available for 305 tunes for this category.
No.Name of WorkComposerEnsemblePeriod
1 Canon in D major for three Violins and Continuo PachelbelOther EnsemblesBaroque
2 Clarinet Quintet in A K581 for clarinet and stringsMozartWind Chamber GroupsClassical
3 Divertimento in Bb KV240MozartTrioClassical
4 Divertimento in Bb K 137MozartString QuartetClassical
5 Divertimento in Bb major 'St Anthony Chorale'.HaydnWind Chamber GroupsClassical
6 Divertimento in D K136MozartString QuartetClassical
7 Divertimento in Eb K252 (piano trio)MozartTrioClassical
8 Divertimento in F K138MozartString QuartetClassical
9 Divertimento No.2 in D, K131. - MenuettoMozartOrchestraClassical
10 Dumky Trio Movements 1 and 2.DvořákTrioRomantic
11 Flute Quartet in DBoccheriniString QuartetClassical
12 Flute Quartet in D K285MozartString QuartetClassical
13 Gigue from Overture for 2 Chalumeaux, 2 violettas and BassoTelemannTrioBaroque
14 Hamabdil - a Hebrew MelodyBantockDuetRomantic
15 InterludeGomersallString QuartetModern (Serious)
16 Introduction et AllegroRavelOther EnsemblesImpressionist
17 LiebesfreudKreislerDuetRomantic
18 LiebesliedKreislerDuetRomantic
19 Minuet for Hand BellsGomersallOrchestraModern (Serious)
20 Minuet from Divertimento K334MozartString QuartetClassical
21 Now is the Month of MayingMorleyChoirRenaissance
22 Oboe Quartet in F K 370MozartOther EnsemblesClassical
23 Phantasiestuck for clarinet and piano, Op 73 No.1SchumannDuetRomantic
24 Piano Quartet in G minor K478MozartString QuartetClassical
25 Piano Quartet No.1 in D major, Op 23DvořákOther EnsemblesRomantic
26 Piano Quintet in A D667 'Trout'SchubertString QuartetRomantic
27 Piano Trio in Bb Op 99 for piano violin and celloSchubertTrioRomantic
28 Piano Trio in Bb K502MozartTrioClassical
29 Piano Trio in Bb Op 11 for piano, clarinet and cello.BeethovenTrioClassical
30 Piano Trio in C K548MozartTrioClassical
31 Piano Trio in DGomersallTrioModern (Serious)
32 Piano Trio in E K542MozartTrioClassical
33 Piano Trio in Eb "Kegelstadt" K498MozartTrioClassical
34 Piano Trio in Eb Op 100 No.2SchubertTrioRomantic
35 Piano Trio in F Hob XVHaydnTrioClassical
36 Piano Trio in G K496MozartTrioClassical
37 Piano Trio in G K564MozartTrioClassical
38 Piano Trio No.1 in B major Opus 8BrahmsTrioRomantic
39 Piano Trio No.2 in C major Op 87BrahmsTrioRomantic
40 Piano Trio No.7 in Bb ArchdukeBeethovenTrioClassical
41 Piece No.1 in A minor, Op 83 No.1BruchTrioRomantic
42 Quintet for piano and woodwinds, K452MozartWind Chamber GroupsClassical
43 Romance for Clarinet and PianoGermanDuetRomantic
44 Rumanian melody Op 83 No.5 (from 6 pieces for trio)BruchTrioRomantic
45 Schon RosmarinKreislerDuetRomantic
46 Serenade for Strings in C Op 48TchaikovskyOrchestraRomantic
47 Serenade in G K525 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - arr. for clarinet and piano.MozartDuetClassical
48 Serenade in G K525 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - arr. for violin and pianoMozartDuetClassical
49 Serenade in G K525 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - string quartetMozartString QuartetClassical
50 Slumber Song (Schlummerlied) No.16 from Album Leaves Op 124SchumannDuetRomantic
51 String Quartet in C Op59 No.3 "Rasoumowsky"BeethovenString QuartetClassical
52 String Quartet in D minor D810 'Death and the Maiden'SchubertString QuartetRomantic
53 String Quartet in Eb Op 127BeethovenString QuartetClassical
54 String Quartet in F major Op 18 No.1BeethovenString QuartetClassical
55 String Quartet in F, Op 96 "The American".DvořákString QuartetRomantic
56 String Quartet in G major Op 18 No.2BeethovenString QuartetClassical
57 String Quartet No. 3 in G K156MozartString QuartetClassical
58 String Quartet No.1 in D Major Op.11TchaikovskyString QuartetRomantic
59 String Quartet No.13 in A minor Op 29 'Rosamunde'SchubertString QuartetRomantic
60 String Quartet No.14 in G major, K387MozartString QuartetClassical
61 String Quartet No.15 in D minor K421MozartString QuartetClassical
62 String Quartet No.16 in Eb K428MozartString QuartetClassical
63 String Quartet No.17 in Bb K 458 "The Hunt"MozartString QuartetClassical
64 String Quartet No.18 in A K464MozartString QuartetClassical
65 String Quartet No.19 in C K465 "Dissonant"MozartString QuartetClassical
66 String Quartet No.2 in ABorodinString QuartetRomantic
67 String Quartet No.20 in D major K499 'Hoffmeister'.MozartString QuartetClassical
68 String Quartet No.21 in D major K575MozartString QuartetClassical
69 String Quartet No.22 in Bb major K589MozartString QuartetClassical
70 String Quartet No.23 in F major K590MozartString QuartetClassical
71 String Quartet No.8 in E minor Op 59 No 2 "Rasoumovsky"BeethovenString QuartetClassical
72 String Quartet Op 1 No.1 "La Chasse" - 'The Hunt' - JagquartettHaydnString QuartetClassical
73 String Quartet Op 1 No.2HaydnString QuartetClassical
74 String Quartet Op 1 No.3HaydnString QuartetClassical
75 String Quartet Op 1 No.4HaydnString QuartetClassical
76 String Quartet Op 1 No.5HaydnString QuartetClassical
77 String Quartet Op 1 No.6HaydnString QuartetClassical
78 String Quartet Op 2 No.1HaydnString QuartetClassical
79 String Quartet Op 2 No.2HaydnString QuartetClassical
80 String Quartet Op 3 No.5 "Serenade"HaydnString QuartetClassical
81 String Quartet Op 9 No.1HaydnString QuartetClassical
82 String Quartet Op 9 No.3HaydnString QuartetClassical
83 String Quartet Op 9 No.4HaydnString QuartetClassical
84 String Quartet Op 20 No.1HaydnString QuartetClassical
85 String Quartet Op 20 No.2HaydnString QuartetClassical
86 String Quartet Op 20 No.3HaydnString QuartetClassical
87 String Quartet Op 54 No.1HaydnString QuartetClassical
88 String Quartet Op 54 No.2HaydnString QuartetClassical
89 String Quartet Op 54 No.3HaydnString QuartetClassical
90 String Quartet Op 64 No.5 "The Lark"HaydnString QuartetClassical
91 String Quartet Op 76 No.2 "Fifths"HaydnString QuartetClassical
92 String Quartet Op 76 No.3 EmperorHaydnString QuartetClassical
93 String Quintet in C D956 Op 163SchubertOther EnsemblesRomantic
94 String Quintet in E Op 13 No.5BoccheriniString QuartetClassical
95 Study in Rondo FormGomersallWind Chamber GroupsModern (Serious)
96 The Old Woman and the PedlarGomersallString QuartetModern (Serious)
97 Three-Part Invention No.12 in ABachTrioBaroque
98 Trio in G minor for flute, cello and piano.WeberTrioRomantic
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