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A Chamber Orchestra also referred to as a Concert Orchestra or Chamber Music, is a small orchestra having fifty or lesser number of players. It features the same ensemble of instruments as that in the orchestra. Hence, the instrumental collection usually contains string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments in both. Some examples of Chamber Orchestras are; Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra etc. Although there is not much of a difference apart from the size, but when dug deeper one gets to know that there is more to chamber music. An orchestra on the other hand is an expansive musical concert comprising around hundred musicians and is often termed as Philharmonic Orchestra or Symphony Orchestra, example London Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Athens Symphony Orchestra, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra etc.
In medieval times Chamber Orchestra was considered to be a medium of entertainment. Thus the instrumental music used to be played at an intimate gathering of friends where they would use it to vent out emotions without having to say anything. The stringed instruments in particular had a lot to do with the popularity of Chamber Orchestra as they were equivalent of human voice. Consequently for this nature it was called the music of friends. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a notable German writer of the seventeenth century called chamber music “four rational people conversing”. This type of music was not only played by amateurs but even the most eminent music composers would use it in their works. It also accounts for different combinations as every composer would give his own take on it; string trios, piano trios, flute quartets, piano quartets, clarinet trio and clarinet quintet representing few among many. However, poulenc’s masterpiece, woodwind quintets, brass quintets are only a handful among countless contemporary combinations. So if words are not enough to speak your mind then get your hands on Chamber Orchestra tickets.
Josef Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven are three names among the greatest composers that will always remain synonymous with chamber music. Josef Haydn is one of the pioneers of contemporary chamber music typically the modern string quartet. He conquered the scene for centuries with his exceptional compositions. Although Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Franz Xaver Richter and Ignaz Holzbauer had an equal part in changing the paradigm of chamber music but Haydn’s compositions somehow stood out. Mozart was no less as he was not only the first to incorporate conversational style but stood ahead of the pack as far as broadening the repertoire is concerned. Whereas, Beethoven was in a league of his own as his works were comparatively more technical than Haydn’s or Mozart’s. They would intimidate not only the amateurs but professionals too. In no time he became parallel to some of the most popular and regarded composers in Europe. His compositions were not only played repeatedly in orchestral concerts but were respected worldwide.
Many are of the opinion that the origin of the chamber music goes way back to the Beroque period; the time when opera and instrumental music were undergoing many transformations in regard to the styles, technicality, and compositions. Therefore the constant experimentation opened doors for what later came to be known as Chamber Orchestra. Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Jean Baptiste Lully, Antonio Vivaldi and Henry Purcell are some of the highly acclaimed composers belonging to the Beroque era who committed their lives to evolution of instrumental music and opera. To many there is not a contrasting difference between orchestra and Chamber Orchestra but since the latter is preferred for close gatherings and channeling out feelings, its compositions at times can be a bit challenging or complex. Also, it needs to be comprehended well by the listeners.
Some of the timeless chamber music compositions by some creative geniuses the world include Octet for Strings by Mendelssohn, Trout Quinte by Schubert, Cesar Franck’s Sonata for Violin, Adagio for Strings composed by Barber, String Quartet No.2 “Nocturne” by Borodin, Walts from Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky are only a few masterpieces that can provide you with just a glimpse of classics as there are many more that have helped the composers reach the pinnacle of fame in just a blink of an eye. Buy Chamber Orchestra tickets to witness that it is not the size of the orchestra but the art of writing a composition that matters.