Intimate Music: A History of the Idea of Chamber Music

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Pendragon Press, 1998 - Music - 489 pages
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This is the first comprehensive overview of instrumental chamber music from the 16th century to the present. There are comparisons of different genres, composers, and periods. Situations for chamber music at different moments in history are brought into a continuum, and all aspects of chamber music are placed into perspective. A History of the Idea of Chamber Music is chronologically organized at the most general level. Beyond that, national schools figure prominently, as well as genres and personalities. Throughout this book the composition of chamber music, the performance of chamber music, and the social, economic, political, and aesthetic conditions for chamber music have been considered per se and as they interact. (From the Introduction)
 

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Contents

Chamber Music before Corelli
15
Chamber Music of the High Baroque
79
18thCentury Transition
133
17801827
209
Romantic Chamber Music After Beethoven
301
Chamber Music in the 20th Century
375
Hindemith
390
Bibliography
445
Index
471
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