What is Chamber Music?

Catherine Bott addresses another pressing musical question. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Classical Music, Sunday 3 August 9pm.

This week, Catherine Bott asks the question: What exactly is Chamber Music? 

To illustrate the history of the genre, Catherine goes back to the father of the string quartet, Joseph Haydn, and traces the form's development through to its ultimate expression in Beethoven's extraordinary late quartets. 

There are also clarinet quintets from Mozart and Brahms, and a sparkling little symphony for wind instruments by the French composer, Charles Gounod.

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