Greatest Music for Chamber Ensemble

selected by Piero Scaruffi
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Chamber Music


(Trios, quartets, quintets, sextets, etc are here)
  1. Bela Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (1936)
  2. Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D (1694)
  3. Michael Nyman: Water Dances (1984)
  4. Wolfgang Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major) K. 525 (1787)
  5. Gyorgy Ligeti: Chamber Concerto
  6. Peter Maxwell Davies: "Vesalii Icones"
  7. Henry Cowell: Ostinato Pianissimo for Percussion Ensemble
  8. Morton Feldman: Crippled Symmetry for flutes, piano, celesta, glockenspiel and vibraphone (1983)
  9. Sofia Gubaidulina: "Seven Words" (1982)
  10. Krysztof Penderecki: "Polymorphia for 48 Strings"
  11. Edgar Varese: Ionisation for 13 percussionists (1933)
  12. Pierre Boulez: "Rituel" (1975)
  13. Talivaldis Kenins: Concerto for fourteen instruments (1982)
  14. Karel Husa: Concerto for Wind Ensemble (1982)
  15. Steve Reich: Music for 18 musicians (1974)
  16. Iannis Xenakis: "Psaphha" (1975)
  17. Toru Takemitsu: "Requiem for Strings" (1957)
  18. Roberto Gerhard: "Libra" (1968)
  19. Mauricio Kagel: "Exotica" (1972)
  20. Arvo Part: "Fratres for String Quintet and Wind Quintet" (1977)

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