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Basic Reference

Most music reference books have entries on the term “chamber music” itself and specific topics within chamber music such as “string quartet” and “duet.” Others with biographical information usually cover the chamber music of the major composers in the course of the general discussion. Several dictionaries and encyclopedias stand out, however, for their comprehensiveness or for the depth of their information on chamber music, and only these will be mentioned here.