Recently, Chamber Music America released a short promotional video under the title “Why Chamber Music?” After watching it I felt compelled to add my point of view:
Why Chamber music?
Because chamber music is a unique reflection of life experience. It powerfully illuminates a universal tension between personal agency and one’s role in a larger group. It is also perhaps one of the most life affirming and hopeful art forms, because it shows how something greater than sum of individual parts can be produced through collaboration of willing parties without coercion or competition.