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The magic of intoxicating music nearby - the joy 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 concerts
File.7 The joy of chamber music
Kozaburo Mori (music writer)

There was a tense atmosphere and ecstatic expressions among the performers.
A relaxed and happy face peeks out from time to time.
and intimate communication with the audience.
That's right, let's go listen to chamber music!

By the way, what exactly is chamber music?
There is no denying that it has a more modest presence compared to orchestral music, opera, and piano music, and I feel that there are very few people who profess to be chamber music fans.
Personally, I think it's one of the most attractive forms of performing classical music! I can definitely say that...

In English, "Chamber Music" = music played indoors.
"Musica da Camera" has the same meaning in Italy, the home of classical music.
In short, it is music performed by a small group of people ranging from two to seven or eight people, not in a large space such as a church or theater, but in a lobby or drawing room.
(Of course, currently it is generally held at a music hall)
Because it is so well-established as a genre, it is not called "outdoor music" even if it is performed in a large hall or outdoors, but "chamber music" is called "chamber music." By the way, solo piano is generally not included in "chamber music" even if it is performed indoors.

Originally, many pre-Baroque instruments were small-scale.
Classic = Orchestra = Burn !!
It wasn't until the middle of the 18th century, during the era of Haydn and Mozart, that things became like this.
With the advent of Beethoven and Mahler at the beginning of the 20th century, it became common for large orchestras of well over 100 people to perform.
Will classical music grow?

Meanwhile, composers continued to create chamber music. Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, and modern composers.
For amateur instrument enthusiasts to play.
To highlight the virtuosity of an extremely skilled performer with overwhelming technique.
And above all, for the creative challenge and expression of the inner world that can only be achieved by the reduced organization and number of sounds.

A microcosm of music for two violins, viola, and cello, a string quartet.
Piano quintet with piano added.
In addition, trios and duos include string instruments, wind instruments, and various combinations.

I wrote earlier that it has a rather modest existence, but in reality, many chamber music concerts are held almost every day. From world-class artists to energetic young people. As a project by like-minded music friends or a recital by music college students and music class students.
The advantage of having a small number of people and a relatively small venue is the intimacy.
There are some people who say ``listen only to the sound'' because it's music, but there is still a large amount of visual information. Maybe it's my lack of concentration, but I often can't remember the impressions of an orchestra I heard in a large hall, but I strangely remember the way a violinist bows or walks in a small hall. do.
And, as is obvious, the sounds are close. It's also great that it's easy to see who is producing which sound because there are many arrangements with one instrument for each instrument.
Arabesque created by sounds. The pleasure of naturally immersing yourself in the music as you follow it with your ears and eyes.
Ah, the joy of listening to chamber music!

Personally, I like going to recitals by young players such as violin and cello. He performs sonatas and small technical pieces in duo with the piano, and sometimes he gets excited and takes on the challenge of unaccompanied solo pieces.His sincere performance is truly dazzling.
It's really rude to write things like ``challenge.'' There are many young people who have both impressive backgrounds and abilities, but this is a classic that requires maturity as well. Please forgive me.
If it were just a listener's wish, I'd rather experience their carefree, youthful personality and get excited and excited than listen to a strangely mature performance.

Now, the concert we will pick up this time.
First, at Filia Hall, Kanagawa Prefecture's proud chamber music mecca, there will be a performance by Germany's up-and-comer Veronica Eberle.
Frank's sonata is the one that attracts attention. I'm looking forward to collaborating with Mari Kodama, a pianist who has established a reputation as an international pianist.
Please cry at this famous song.

This event has ended.
Saturday Soiree Series《Encounter with the Goddess》
Date and time: Saturday, September 7, 2019 17:00 start (doors open at 16:30)
Venue: Philia Hall (Yokohama City Aoba Civic Cultural Center)
Violin: Veronica Eberle
Piano: Mari Kodama
Program: Frank 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 Sound Festival 2019 Yokohama 18 Ward Concert" which will be held in all 18 administrative wards of Yokohama, there will be a violin recital by Kazuhito Yamane and Fumika Mori.
The two have already performed with top orchestras, but both are still in their 20s. I want you to get excited while you can listen to it soon.

All of the following events have ended.
《Yokohama Sound Festival 2019》
■Yokohama 18th Ward Concert Isogo Ward
Date and time: October 10, 2019 (Thursday) 14:00 start (doors open at 13:30)
Venue: Sugita Theater (Isogo Citizens 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 and time: October 11, 2019 (Friday) 14:00 start (doors open at 13:30)
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 and time: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 14:00 start (doors open at 13:30)
Venue: Salvia Hall Music Hall (Tsurumi Citizens Cultural Center)
Violin: Fumika Mouri
Viola: Ayako Tahara
Program: Martinu Duet No. 1 for violin and viola “Three madrigals” and more
Price: All seats reserved 2,500 yen

Yokohama 18 Ward Concert Hodogaya Ward
Date and time: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 14:00 start (doors open at 13:30)
Venue: Iwama Citizen Plaza
Violin: Fumika Mouri
Piano: Yuya Tsuda
Program: Schubert Fantasy for violin and piano in C major D934 and others
Price: All seats reserved 2,500 yen
Yokohama 18th Ward Concert Konan Ward
Date and time: October 17, 2019 (Thursday) 14:00 start (doors open at 13:30)
Venue: Himawari no Sato (Konan Civic Culture Center)
Violin: Fumika Mouri
Piano: Yuya Tsuda
Program: Schubert Fantasy for violin and piano in C major D934 and others
Price: All seats reserved 2,500 yen
(C)Hisashi Morifuji

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What do you think of the ``Oraga Town Classic'' lineup?
The charm of chamber music cannot be talked about enough.
More on that sometime soon.
Well then, good day!

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