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The Best Chamber Music Groups  

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Chamber music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good chamber music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top chamber music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Chamber music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all chamber music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest chamber music bands of all time, since the most famous chamber music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best chamber music music.

You can click on the chamber music band names to see more information about that particular notable chamber music group. If they're near the top of the best chamber music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top chamber music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the chamber music band names themselves.

Examples of artists on this list: Condoleezza Rice, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and many more. Rank your favorite artists to give them a better chance of rising to the top of the list. Which is better for an overall top ranking of this topic, Sergei Rachmaninoff or Benjamin Britten?

All important, significant and iconic names in chamber music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new chamber music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of chamber music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into chamber music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good chamber music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent chamber music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best chamber music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest chamber music musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular chamber music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Alfred Schnittke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Christian music, Opera, Ballet
2
Benjamin Britten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Opera, Ballet, Ballet
3
Ralph Vaughan Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Opera, Ballet, Incidental music
4
Ani Takidze is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Chamber music, Classical music
5
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Opera, Romantic music, Incidental music
6
Dennis Eberhard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Chamber music
7
Edward McGuire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
8
Aulis Sallinen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Opera, Ballet, Chamber music
9
Bedřich Smetana is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Opera, Chamber music
10
Benjamin Lees is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Opera, Ballet, Art song
11
Eduardo Reck Miranda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Chamber music, Electroacoustic music
12
Edvard Grieg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Incidental music, Art song, Chamber music
13
Edward Elgar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Ballet, Ballet, Incidental music
14
Elliott Carter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Opera, Ballet, Chamber music
15
Erkki Salmenhaara is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Opera, Chamber music, Contemporary classical music
16
Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Opera, Ballet, Chamber music
17
Kayo Dot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Post-metal, Avant-progressive rock, Rock music
18
Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Choral music, Opera, Ballet
19
The Regent String Quartet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Bollywood, Pop music, Chamber music
20
Yuri Khanon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Opera, Ballet, Chamber music
21
Boris Alexandrovich Tchaikovsk... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Chamber music, Classical music, Film score
22
Bruno Maderna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Opera, Chamber music, 20th-century classical music
23
Carl Reinecke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Opera, Chamber music
24
Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Opera, Romantic music, Art song
25
Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chamber Music Groups
Opera, Ballet, Incidental music