Chamber music – 1750
· A few instruments played in a room, came from them playing in a “chamber” a large concert hall
· Now performed at a concert hall
· It is played without a conductor and uses one player per part (in orchestral music there are sometimes several players to a part).
· Some of the more common chamber music combinations are duets (two players), trios (three), quartets (four) and quintets (five).
· The string quartet has two violins, a viola and a cello – all the parts are equally important. The two violins have the highest parts, the viola plays in the middle and the cello has the lowest part
Classical Concerto – 1780
· It had three movements – two fast outer movements and a slow lyrical middle movement.
· The Classical concerto introduced the cadenza,…