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The Life of Messiaen (Musical Lives) by Christopher Dingle

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Composers & musicians,
  • Medieval & Renaissance music (c 1000 to c 1600),
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Music/Songbooks,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • General,
  • Music / General,
  • Composers & Musicians - General,
  • Music

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7749585M
ISBN 100521635470
ISBN 109780521635479

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