Divertimento for two horns and strings, A Musical Joke, (Ein Musikalischer Spaß,) K. 522 was published on June 14, 1787 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It was intentionally written to be funny, or, as assumed by some theorists, to mock mediocre musicians among the composer's contemporaries. ...more on Wikipedia about "A Musical Joke"
The Amati Quartet is a Canadian string quartet. ...more on Wikipedia about "Amati Quartet"
Apocalyptica is a Finnish music band consisting of three (formerly four) classically-trained cellists. ...more on Wikipedia about "Apocalyptica"
The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music is located in Nelson, New Hampshire (just outside of Keene), housed in the buildings of an old horse farm on Apple Hill Road, on the eponymous hill. The center was founded in 1973. ...more on Wikipedia about "Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music"
The Carmine String Quartet (Carmine Vonósnégyes) was founded by Varga Veronika, joined by another three Hungarian women. After one person change the members are ...more on Wikipedia about "Carmine Quartet"
Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. Most broadly, it includes any "art music" that is performed by a small number of performers with one performer to a part. The word "chamber" signifies that the music can be performed in a small room, often with an intimate atmosphere. However, it usually does not include, by definition, solo instrument performances. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chamber music"
The Coastal Sound Music Academy, often abbreviated CSMA or simply Coastal Sound, is a world-renowned choral organisation based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Lead by artistic director Donna Otto and associate artistic director Morna Edmundson, the motto they uphold is "Music for your Whole Life". The Academy is a non-profit organisation that offers programs and choirs for children and adults alike. At the crux of the organisation are the Children's Concert Choir and the Chamber Choir. These two choirs are the groups that do the majority of the touring around the world. They have been to such places as Alaska; England; Phoenix, Arizona; Frankfurt, Germany; Austria; Hungary; the Czech Republic; and Newfoundland and Labrador. This list is by no means exhaustive. ...more on Wikipedia about "Coastal Sound Music Academy"
Collegium 419 is a mixed chamber choir (3 sopranos, 3 mezzo sopranos, 4 altos, 5 tenors, 4 bassos), specialised for an authentic interpretation of early music. The ensemble often introduces unprecedented repertoire from European as well as Czech early music, particularly multi-parted pieces and cycles. Some of them reconstructed from period musical manuscripts. Concerts based on selection from the works of one composer as well as concerts intent on one period or region (i.e. early North German baroque etc.). ...more on Wikipedia about "Collegium 419"
Furniture music, or in French musique d’ameublement (sometimes more literally translated as furnishing music), is background music originally played by live performers. The term was coined by Erik Satie, apparently in 1917, that is a few years before muzak was invented - this term rather indicating background music from recorded resources. ...more on Wikipedia about "Furniture music"
I Musici de Montréal is a Canadian chamber orchestra. ...more on Wikipedia about "I Musici de Montréal Chamber Orchestra"
Musa ludens is a chamber music group from Slovakia, founded in 1981. Their repertoire contains Slovak and European middle age music, incl. old Slavonic liturgic songs and music from gothic till late renaissance. At concerts they wear traditional costumes and play replicas of music instruments of that time. Their performances were recorded by Slovak national TV and independent film producers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Musa ludens"
Musique-Cordiale is the name for an international festival of music and song and for a series of other musical events in France and Britain. It grew from a dream of making music and encouraging musical appreciation at the highest level in the most conducive surroundings. In a spirit of entente cordiale, the festivals draw people from all ages and many countries and are designed to encourage inter-cultural friendship and understanding through a shared involvement in music-making. Singers and players range in age from 15 to 75. ...more on Wikipedia about "Musique-Cordiale"
The Octet in F major, D. 803 was composed by Franz Schubert in March 1824. It was commissioned by the renowned clarinetist Ferdinand Troyer and came from the same period as two of Schubert's other masterpieces, the Rosamunde and the Death and the Maiden string quartets. ...more on Wikipedia about "Octet (Schubert)"
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra is a San Francisco-based orchestra dedicated to historically-informed performance of Baroque, Classical and early Romantic music on original instruments. The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra was founded in 1981 by harpsichordist, teacher and early music pioneer, Laurette Goldberg (1932-2005). ...more on Wikipedia about "Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra"
A piano quartet is a musical ensemble consisting of a piano and three other instruments, or a piece written for such a group. In classical music, those other instruments are usually a string trio, that is a violin, viola and cello. ...more on Wikipedia about "Piano quartet"
A piano quintet is a chamber musical ensemble made up of one piano and four other instruments, or the name of a piece written for such a group. ...more on Wikipedia about "Piano quintet"
A piano trio is a group of piano and two other instruments, almost always a violin and a cello, or a piece of music written for such a group. It is one of the most common forms found in classical chamber music. ...more on Wikipedia about "Piano trio"
The Arpeggione Quartet has played all over the world including performances at London's Wigmore Hall, Musée d'Orsay, Opéra Bastille & Carrousel du Louvre in Paris and recently at the Musique-Cordiale festivals in the Var, France and Britain. It has starred at major international festivals including the Salzburg, the Lockenhaus, the Schloss-Elmau (Germany), the Wiener Klassisch and the Ottawa "Strings of the Future" Festival, as well as at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. In 2005, Margaret Fingerhut played Cesar Franck's passionate Piano Quintet with the quatuor at the Conway Hall in London. In March 1996, the Arpeggione were invited to perform at the Elysée Palace by Yehudi Menuhin to celebrate his eightieth birthday. ...more on Wikipedia about "Quatuor Arpeggione"
A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string instruments—usually two violins, a viola and cello—or a piece written to be performed by such a group. ...more on Wikipedia about "String quartet"
A string quintet is an ensemble of five string instrument players or a piece written for such a combination. The most common combinations in classical music are two violins, two violas and cello or two violins, viola and two cellos. The second cello is occasionally replaced by a double bass, as in Antonín Dvořák's quintet Op.77. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart pioneered writing for a string quartet augmented by a second viola, and one outstanding masterpiece for the two-cello quintet is Franz Schubert's Quintet in C major. Closely related chamber music genres include the string trio, the string quartet, and the string sextet. ...more on Wikipedia about "String quintet"
The String Quintet in C major, D. 956, op. posth. 163, is one of the finest pieces of chamber music written by Franz Schubert. It was composed shortly after his Ninth Symphony during the summer of 1828, two months before his death. The Quintet was first performed in 1850 and published in 1853. ...more on Wikipedia about "String Quintet (Schubert)"
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In classical music, a string sextet is a composition written for six string instruments, or a group of six musicians who perform such a composition. Most string sextets have been written for an ensemble consisting of two violins, two violas, and two cellos. Among the earliest works in this form are the six string sextets op. 23 of Luigi Boccherini, written in 1776. Other notable string sextets include the op. 18 and op. 36 of Johannes Brahms, the Souvenir de Florence op. 70 of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and the Verklärte Nacht op. 4 of Arnold Schoenberg. ...more on Wikipedia about "String sextet"
A string trio is a group of three string instruments or a piece written for such a group. The most usual such group in classical chamber music is made up of a violin, a viola and a cello. ...more on Wikipedia about "String trio"
The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (also known as Tafelmusik) is a Canadian baroque orchestra specializing in early music. They often perform with choir and play on period instruments. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tafelmusik"
The Trout Quintet is the popular name for the piano quintet in A major by Franz Schubert. In Otto Erich Deutsch's catalogue of Schubert's works, it is D. 667. ...more on Wikipedia about "Trout Quintet"
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