What is Chamber Music?

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

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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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