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Britten"s Musical Language (Music in the Twentieth Century) by Philip Rupprecht

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English


  • 20th century music,
  • Composers & musicians,
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  • Britten, Benjamin,--1913-1976--Criticism and interpretation,
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  • 1913-1976,
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Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7749416M
ISBN 100521631548
ISBN 109780521631549

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