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Benjamin Britten

Mitchell, Donald

Benjamin Britten

a commentary on his works from a group of specialists.

by Mitchell, Donald

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

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

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 368-388.

    StatementEdited by Donald Mitchell and Hans Keller.
    ContributionsKeller, Hans, 1919- ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML410.B853 M5 1972
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 410 p.
    Number of Pages410
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5703037M
    ISBN 100837156238
    LC Control Number70138166

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