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    The History of Chamber Music What is chamber music? It is ensemble instrumental music for up to about ten performers with typically one performer to a part. Since circa 1450, there has been instrumental music designed for private playing. These pieces used many instruments and (in Germany) it was common that the folk songs would contain 2-3 countermelodies to expand and elaborate the whole, and to arrange the outcome for groups of instruments. Although the pieces were never written

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    The Texas State University School of Music presented a beautiful piece called the, “Chamber Music for fall”, at the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall in San Marcos. This professional classical music concert was performed the evening of Wednesday, October 7th at 8 p.m. and was directed by Ian Davidson. Ian, who played the oboe, along with other performers (Daris Hale, bassoon; Ayren Huslig, harp; Kyung-Ae Lee, piano; Paula Bird, violin; Ames Asbell, viola; and Karla Hamelin, cello) presented this

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    Luigi Boccherini

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    Luigi Boccherini Luigi Boccherini was a prolific composer, particularly of chamber music with a distinctive and highly wrought style, and he is the chief representative of Latin instrumental music during the Viennese Classical period. Boccherini was also an exceptional cellist. Luigi Boccherini (his baptismal first name Rudalfo was never used) was the son of a cello or double bass player, Leopoldo Boccherini. Luigi was born in Lucca, Italy in February 19, 1743. The Boccherini family had considerable

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    and onwards, sonata form became the basis for most instrumental music. Sonata form became established as the clearly defined structure of the first movement of instrumental compositions. This form consists of three sections: exposition, development, and recapitulation. If you have studied anything about story form, you know a lot about Sonata form, because they are identical in their purpose. The exposition (same word is used in music and literature) sets the scene. This section is where the musical

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    Wolfgang Mozart

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    One of the most talented music composers the world has ever known, is Wolfgang Mozart, born in Austria in 1756. He was an Austrian composer, and wrote masterpieces in every branch of music. Regarded by many as one of music’s greatest geniuses, his last three symphonies, his chamber music, and a few of his concertos especially reached perfection (Young 752). His life, his musical styles, and his music are all intriguing parts of this exceptional man’s history. Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria

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    birthday) – and his music was generally unrecognized and unappreciated during his time, but his exemplification of romantic lyricism and immense amount of composing, which encompasses approximately 600 liturgical music scores and lieder (lyric songs); nine symphonies that truly represent the era of classicism; several pieces for the stage; choral music; overtures; piano music, including sonatas and trios; chamber music; string quartets; impromptus; three song cycles; incidental music; seven masses; and

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    The Art called Music

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    Pop. Traditional. Classical. These are all genres of music. These all serve a purpose. These are all important. Pop music has been used to help inform and motivate the general public during movements like environmental protection and gay rights. Traditional music has helped to guide us by telling us stories of the past from the church to the fields. Classical music has been played for royalty and help dancers spin a story. Some can be considered art while others can’t, but it often differs because

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    from being not only the first great Romantic composer of his time, breaking out of the liturgies of the Baroque era, but an astoundingly prolific and experienced composer of all types of music within his time. He composed more than 600 Lieder, while making paramount contributions to the disciplines of piano, chamber and symphonic repertoires. Franz begun at the tender age of six, by receiving regular instruction for his father. He was so teeming with talent and genius that he began to attend his fathers

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    Haydn and Mozart

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    published Opus 33, which is also a set of six string quartets. When Haydn wrote his Opus 33 in 1781, it was the first time he had written for the string quartet in a period of ten years. With the six pieces of Opus 33, Haydn established a style of chamber music that he described as being in "an entirely new, very special manner" (Pauly, 45). At the same time, it had also been nearly 10 years since Mozart had written for the string quartet. Mozart met Haydn in Vienna, and heard the quartets of Opus 33

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    Quartet in F Major, K 590 Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K 478 Performed by the Orion String Quartet and the Nash Ensemble” (gardnermuseum.org) For the purposes of this assignment I choose this particular concert because I find Mozart’s music to be intellectual and engaging, requiring deep concentration and an open mind to be able the comprehend the depth of his musical visions. In this paper a will attempt to explore the qualities I like and dislike in the pieces presented in this concert

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