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The Magic of Music That Makes You Intoxicated Nearby ~Enjoyment of Chamber Music

近くで酔いしれる音楽の魔法〜室内楽の楽しみ

Feel free to enjoy! life with a concert
File.7Enjoyment of chamber music
Kozaburo Mori (music writer)

A tense atmosphere and an ecstatic expression drifting between the performers.
A relaxed and happy face that occasionally peeks.
And intimate communication exchanged with the audience.
That's right, chamber music, let's go listen!

By the way, what is chamber music in the first place?
I can't deny that it has a more modest existence than orchestral music, opera, and piano music, and I feel that there are not many enthusiasts who profess to be chamber music fans.
For me personally, it's one of the most fascinating forms of performance in classical music! I can assure you, but...

In English, "Chamber Music" = music played indoors.
Home of classical music, "Musica da Camera" has the same meaning in Italy.
In short, it is music played in small groups, such as in lobbies and parlors, rather than in large spaces such as churches and theaters, performed by two to seven or eight people.
(Of course, it is now common to hold it in a music hall)
Because it is established as a genre, even if it is performed in a large hall or outdoors, it is not called "outdoor music", but "chamber music" is "chamber music". By the way, piano solos are generally not included in "chamber music" even if they are performed indoors.

Originally, many of the pre-Baroque instruments were small.
Classic = Orchestra = Burn !!
It wasn't until the middle of the 18th century that it became like Haydn and Mozart.
With the advent of Beethoven and Mahler in the early 20th century, it became common to perform in large orchestras of well over 100 people.
Classic is growing!?

Meanwhile, the composer continued to compose chamber music. Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, and modern composers.
For amateur instrument lovers to play.
To highlight the virtuosity of a performer with overwhelming technique, that is, a very skillful performer.
And above all, for the creative challenge and expression of the inner world that can only be achieved with a reduced organization and number of sounds.

2 violins + viola, microcosm of music by cello, string quartet.
A piano quintet with piano added.
In addition, string instruments, wind instruments, trios and duos with various combinations.

Earlier, I wrote that it was a modest existence, but in fact, many chamber music concerts are held almost every day. From world-famous artists to energetic young people. As a project by music friends who get along well and as a presentation by music students and music class students.
The advantage of a small number of people and a relatively small venue is intimacy.
There are some people who say, "Just listen to the sound" because it's music, but the amount of visual information is still large. Maybe it's because of my lack of concentration, but I often can't remember the impressions of the orchestra I heard in the large hall, but I strangely remember how the violinist bowed and walked in the small hall. do.
And, of course, the sound is close. Since there are many arrangements for each instrument, it is easy to understand who is making which sound.
An arabesque created by sound and sound. The pleasure of naturally immersing yourself in the music while chasing it with your ears and eyes.
Ah, the joy of listening to chamber music!

Personally, I like to go to recitals of young violinists and cellists. In a duo with the piano, he plays sonatas and technical pieces, and at times he enthusiastically challenges unaccompanied solo pieces.
It's really rude to write "challenge", and even though they are young, there are many who have both excellent careers and abilities, but it is a classic that requires maturity. Please forgive me.
If it's a selfish request on the part of the listener, rather than listening to a strangely adult-like performance, I'd like to experience a free and youthful individuality and be excited and excited.

Well, the concert to pick up this time.
First of all, from Philia Hall, the sacred place of chamber music that Kanagawa Prefecture boasts, there will be a performance by the cutting-edge German Veronica Eberle.
Franck's sonatas are the focus. I'm looking forward to a conversation with Mari Kodama, a pianist who has established a reputation as an international pianist.
Please cry to the famous song.

This event has ended.
Saturday Soiree Series 《Encounter with the Goddess》
Date: September 7, 2019 (Sat) 17:00 start (16:30 open)
Venue: Philia Hall (Yokohama City Aoba Ward Cultural Center)
Violin: Veronica Eberle
Piano: Mari Kodama
Program: Franck Violin Sonata in A major, etc.
Price: S seat 5,000 yen / A seat 4,000 yen
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(c) Felix + Broede

And from the wonderful project "Yokohama Otomatsuri 2019 Yokohama 18 District Concert" held in all 18 administrative districts of Yokohama, Kazuhito Yamane and Fumika Mohri's violin recital.
The two have already performed together with top-tier orchestras, but they are both still in their 20s. I want you to be excited while you can listen to it soon.

The following events have all ended.
《Yokohama Otomatsuri 2019》
■ Yokohama 18 Ward Concert Isogo Ward
Date: October 10, 2019 (Thursday) 14:00 start (13:30 open)
Venue: Sugita Theater (Isogo Ward Cultural Center)
Violin: Kazuhito Yamane
Piano: Ayano Shimada
Program: Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, etc.
Price: All seats reserved 2,500 yen

Yokohama 18 Ward Concert Sakae Ward
Date: October 11, 2019 (Friday) 14:00 start (13:30 open)
Venue: Sakae Public Hall
Violin: Kazuhito Yamane
Piano: Ayano Shimada
Program: Brahms Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, etc.
Price: All seats reserved 2,500 yen
(C) K. MIURA

Yokohama 18 Ward Concert Tsurumi Ward
Date: October 15, 2019 (Tuesday) 14:00 start (13:30 open)
Venue: Salvia Hall Music Hall (Tsurumi Ward Cultural Center)
Violin: Fumika Mohri
Viola: Ayako Tahara
Program: Martinu Duo for Violin and Viola No. 1 "Three Madrigals" and others
Price: All seats reserved 2,500 yen

Yokohama 18 Ward Concert Hodogaya Ward
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 14:00 start (13:30 open)
Venue: Iwama Civic Plaza
Violin: Fumika Mohri
Piano: Yuya Tsuda
Program: Schubert Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, D934, etc.
Price: All seats reserved 2,500 yen
Yokohama 18 Ward Concert Konan Ward
Date: October 17, 2019 (Thursday) 14:00 start (13:30 open)
Venue: Himawari no Sato (Konan Citizens Cultural Center)
Violin: Fumika Mohri
Piano: Yuya Tsuda
Program: Schubert Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, D934, etc.
Price: All seats reserved 2,500 yen
(C) Hisashi Morifuji

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What do you think of the "Ora ga Machi no Classic" line-up?
The charm of chamber music is still untold.
More to come.
Good afternoon!

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