Chamber Music

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Another channel you’ll only find on Stingray Music. No ads, no talk, just continuous chamber music. This is the channel for the serious lover of classical music. Get swept away by the purity of the intimate, small ensemble and recital works of the world’s greatest composers. Haydn trios, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Schubert string quartets and more.

Music Programmer


John-Paul McVea

John-Paul de Lachrimae, a.k.a. John-Paul McVea, programs channels of classical music. During his life he hopes to absorb and pass on knowledge that came from before. Did you know that Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the Well-Tempered Clavier intending for it to be a manual of keyboard instruction? The objective was to train church organists. Lachrimae is fortunate to live in Montreal where there are such beautiful church organs, and a personal goal is to rattle some stained glass windows with his own fingertips.

The viola and the dulcimer round out his musical trifecta. Lachrimae has one book and one pop song to his name. He has been to Ephesus, the city of Troy, and the Church of St. Nicholas at Demre, and has seen an olive tree, a Joshua tree, a palm tree, and a cypress tree. This was before he learned to travel light. The future includes a pilgrimage in Spain, a stint in Portland, Oregon, and a great migration to see penguins in Chile, if by that time there are any left. His favourite folk song includes the line, “One bright morning, when this life is o’er, I’ll fly away.”


Franz Schubert
Johannes Brahms
Frédéric Chopin
Ludwig van Beethoven
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Luigi Boccherini
Franz Joseph Haydn
Glenn Gould
Antonín Dvořák
Frederic Chopin


J.M. Kraus: Sonata in E VB.196
Jacques Depres
Soler: Sonata. No.25 R.360 in D minor
Luis Fernando Pérez
Soler: Sonata No.87 in G minor
Alicia de Larrocha
D. Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in G major
Duanduan Hao
Schumann: String Quartet No.1 in A minor Op.41 No.1
Alberni Quartet
J.S. Bach: Inventio No.1 in C Major BWV.772
Glenn Gould
J.M. Kraus: Sonata in E-flat VB.195
Jacques Depres
C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in F-sharp minor H.37
Danny Driver
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 'Appassionata'
Valentina Lisitsa
Clementi: Sonata for 2 pianos in B-flat major
James Anagnoson & Leslie Kinton