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chamber music

He joined the organization, Amateur Chamber Music Players, to meet and play music with others when traveling.
  classical music performed by a small group of musicians
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Traditionally, chamber music could be played in a small palace chamber. Rarely, the term may encompass serious music that is not classical.
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  • He joined the organization, Amateur Chamber Music Players, to meet and play music with others when traveling.
  • She used to wear it up like that for recitals and chamber music concerts, but with little pieces hanging down, to soften the severity of the look.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Headmaster’s Opening Remarks:
    Dr. Harold Jansen
    Middle-School Director’s Address:
    Mr. Lawrence Tushman
    "Light and Day":
    Middle-School Choir
    Fifth-Grade Student Commencement Address:
    Ximena Chin
    Pachelbel: "Canon in D":
    Middle-School Chamber Music Ensemble
    Sixth-Grade Student Commencement Address:
    Mark Antoniak
    "Under Pressure":
    Middle-School Choir
    Middle-School Dean’s Address:
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Professor Dumbledore enjoys chamber music and tenpin bowling.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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  • They just lie there and groove, but after a while they start hearing-you won’t believe this-they hear chamber music.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • Yes, even without the chamber music and the friend.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • The same bookseller agreed to mail him the most attractive scores from the Ricordi catalogue, chamber music above all, so that he could maintain the well-deserved title earned by his father as the greatest friend of concerts in the city.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • People said: "Ask Archer" when there was a question of starting the first school for crippled children, reorganising the Museum of Art, founding the Grolier Club, inaugurating the new Library, or getting up a new society of chamber music.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • She reveled in the Art Institute, in symphonies and violin recitals and chamber music, in the theater and classic dancing.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • I do know that any mention of Disney Hall launches him into a reverie, and it happens again when I ask if he’d like to see a chamber music performance.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist

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  • So, while more or less fortunate little rich boys were defying governesses on the beach at Newport, or being spanked or tutored or read to from "Do and Dare," or "Frank on the Mississippi," Amory was biting acquiescent bell-boys in the Waldorf, outgrowing a natural repugnance to chamber music and symphonies, and deriving a highly specialized education from his mother.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • …but the dust, though the din of them, in the resonant atmosphere that accompanies hot weather, seemed to scatter broadcast a rain of blood-red stars; and from the flies who performed for my benefit, in their small concert, as it might be the chamber music of summer; evoking heat and light quite differently from an air of human music which, if you happen to have heard it during a fine summer, will always bring that summer back to your mind, the flies’ music is bound to the season by a…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • They often held receptions and evenings of chamber music at which piano trios, violin sonatas, and string quartets were performed.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • There was a chamber music series: quartets and trios; instrumental solos for violin, cello, and flute; concert pieces with violin or flute obligato; solo piano works.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Chamber music.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • But another part, the churlish part, wants to remind her of all of the chamber music concerts, string quartets, and recitals I once sat through.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • This will be me on my own, or soloing for a few nights with an orchestra or a quartet or a chamber music ensemble.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • And now my prayer was not to let the good mood the evening had given me be spoiled, neither by the rain, nor by gout, nor by the araucaria; and though there was no chamber music to be had nor a lonely friend with his violin, still that lovely melody was in my head and I could play it through to myself after a fashion, humming the rhythm of it as I drew my breath.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
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Associated words [difficulty]:   chamber music [7] , symphony [1] , aria [4] , concerto [4] , fugue [5] , sonata [5] , cantata [7] , blues [1] , aria [4] , crescendo [4] , timbre [4] , fugue [5] , a cappella [7] , cantata [7] , rondo [7] , atonal [8] , libretto [8] , blue note [9] , chanson [9] , polyphonic [9]
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