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A short history of opera

by Grout, Donald Jay.

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Opera.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDonald Jay Grout.
    ContributionsWilliams, Hermine Weigel.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML1700 .G83 1988
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 913 p. :
    Number of Pages913
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2380767M
    ISBN 100231061927
    LC Control Number87009374

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