The music of Benjamin Britten by Evans, Peter

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Published by University of Minnesota Press in Minneapolis .

Written in English

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  • Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976 -- Criticism and interpretation.

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StatementPeter Evans ; illustrated with over 300 music examples and diagrams.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML410.B853 E9 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 564 p. :
Number of Pages564
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4738457M
ISBN 100816608369
LC Control Number78031606

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