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Chamber music
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1. Introduction

From the first appearance of the term chamber music around the middle of the 16th century to the middle of the 19th, the understanding of the concept changed from a form of vocal and instrumental music-making and performance associated with the court, to an autonomous form of instrumental music with the highest aesthet…

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Mautner, Hendrikje, “Chamber music”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021873>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907

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