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Offline Jo498

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Re: Chamber Music vs. Orchestral Music
« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2017, 11:07:25 AM »
Many of my favorite composers wrote more great chamber music than orchestral, so I naturally drifted towards more chamber music. I also tend to prefer smaller ensembles (Keyboars, chamber, chamber/baroque orchestra) for home listening at moderate volume (an embarrasingly practical criterion...)

I don't think that chamber music aligns with introversion. The "Kreutzer" sonata (admittedly a bad example, as Beethoven remarked that it was written in a concertante style) is far more extrovert than Beethoven's violin concerto.
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
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Offline Turner

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Re: Chamber Music vs. Orchestral Music
« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2017, 11:13:54 AM »
In the patterns of Baroque music I probably tend to prefer works for bigger and more complex ensembles overall. Major exceptions are Bach on piano and his cello suites, and a few Baroque solo flute works.

Elsewhere thereĀ“s no preference in general.

Offline Uhor

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Re: Chamber Music vs. Orchestral Music
« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2017, 04:40:55 AM »
There is the chamber pot and the orchestral pit, it comes in all sizes.