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companion to twentieth-century opera.

George Martin

companion to twentieth-century opera.

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Published by Gollancz in London .
Written in English


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Originally published as "The opera companion to twentieth-century opera": Dodd, Mead & Co., 1979.

The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 653p.
Number of Pages653
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18275908M
ISBN 100575028149

Book Description: This Companion celebrates the extraordinary riches of the twentieth-century operatic repertoire in a collection of specially commissioned essays written by a distinguished team of academics, critics and practitioners.


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