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Chamber Music from Mendelssohn to Debussy A2 AQA Student Guide

For Unit 4: Music in Context – Section C, Topic AoS3b

Focused analysis of key sections from five carefully chosen pieces, giving a comprehensive overview of this important period and style.

  • Plenty of relevant material to refer to in the exam, including detailed examples
  • Key bars sections summarise the most important features of each piece to aid revision
  • Sample questions provide valuable exam practice for a wide range of essay types
  • Example answers for each question show what is needed in the exam

Students will develop their appreciation of the genre – and be equipped to approach the paper with confidence.

Pieces with scherzos and trios have been chosen to provide excellent comparisons. Works analysed include:
  1. Mendelssohn – Piano Trio in D Minor
  2. Schumann – String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor
  3. Brahms – Piano Quintet in F Minor
  4. Tchaikovsky – String Quartet No. 2 in F Major
  5. Debussy – String Quartet in G Minor