OCR Music listening GCSE notes part 1

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Chamber Music

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

·         Haydn

Classical Concerto – 1780

·         It had three movements – two fast outer movements and a slow lyrical middle movement.

·         The Classical concerto introduced the cadenza,



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