Music: Chamber-Music Society

Chamber music is an art form whose devotees take it with sometimes painful seriousness. Ordinary folk almost feel that they should take off their shoes before they go in to listen. National Broadcasting Co. shares the general reverence, but last summer it began giving out "chamber music" that was different. Last week an NBC program, whose popularity had lifted it from a Sunday-afternoon to a Monday-evening spot (9 p.m. E. D. S. T.), started with a bland announcement:

"Greetings, Music Lovers—and that includes you, too, Toots. Once again you are tuned in on a concert by the no doubt world-renowned Chamber Music...

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