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The “Orquesta Académica de Madrid” has developed a section on Chamber Music through its Ensemble. This has been a project established from the origins of the orchestra due to several reasons. First of all, chamber music permits to obtain greater flexibility and better orchestral sound. Secondly, it benefits professionals devoted to this musical form as they work in smaller groups. And last, but not least, chamber music is raising great interest on the part of audiences.

The Ensemble of the “Orquesta Académica de Madrid”, formed by the most outstanding instrumentalists of the orchestra, has recently been presented in a tour around some Spanish cities, offering chamber programmes of enormous interest for all kinds of public. Moreover, the reduced costs have allowed the orchestra to attempt a variety of low-budget productions, extending the possibilities of collaboration in charitable kinds of concerts, festivals or tours.

The reduced size of the Ensemble also has a clear advantage concerning space of performance. The chamber programmes are thought –and often composed- to be executed in cloisters, small rooms or even outdoors, not needed generally the conditions of a concert hall.

Some of the works in the repertoire of the Ensemble of the “Orquesta Académica de Madrid” are the following:

W. A. Mozart

Serenata en Si b Mayor KV 361 “Gran Partita”
Serenata en Do menor KV 388/384ª
Serenata en Mi b Mayor KV 375
Pequeña Música Nocturna KV 525
Serenata Nocturna KV 239
Una broma musical KV 522

A. Salieri

Armonia per un Tempio della Notte
Serenata en Si b Mayor

L. v. Beethoven

Septimino en Mi b Mayor op. 20
Octeto en Mi b Mayor op. 103

J. N. Hummel

Octeto-Partita en Mi b Mayor

F. Mendelssohn

Octeto en Mi b Mayor op. 20

A. Dvorák


Serenata para Cuerdas en Mi Mayor op. 22
Serenata para Vientos, Cello y Contrabajo en re menor op. 44

P. I. Tschaikovsky


Serenata para Cuerdas en Do Mayor op. 48

R. Strauss

Suite para 13 instrumentos de viento op. 4

G. Mahler

Das Lied von der Erde (arr. A. Schönberg)

F. Poulenc

Le Bal masqué

L. Janácek

Mladí

I. Stravinsky

Octeto
Ragtime
Dos poemas de Balmont
Tres poemas de la lírica japonesa
Priboutki
Les berceuses du Chat

A. Schönberg

Pierrot lunaire op. 21

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