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A concise history of opera.

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Published by C. Scribner"s Sons in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Opera

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 244.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML1700 .O77 1972b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination252 p.
    Number of Pages252
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5413751M
    ISBN 100684135698, 0684135760
    LC Control Number73005192


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