Back in the day, many moons ago, fancy people would host little gatherings in their homes in a special area meant for entertaining. They called this room a chamber. And because iPods and CDs and even records hadn't been invented yet — 'twas a wild world indeed — these folks had to hire real, live musicians to perform and offer entertainment and a measure of ambiance at their parties. But, of course, full orchestras wouldn't fit in these party rooms, nor would the music written for such groups — it would all be too big, obviously. So then composers set about arranging music for these smaller spaces, aptly calling this work "chamber music," and lo and behold, chamber music is still celebrated and performed today, thanks to... More >>>