Duni's 'Le Retour au village' and the Politics of Parma. / Charlton, David.

I due mondi di Duni.: Il teatro musicale di un compositore illuminista fra Italia e Francia. ed. / Paolo Russo. Lucca : Libreria Musicale Italiana, 2014. p. 119-54.

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Duni's 'Le Retour au village' and the Politics of Parma. / Charlton, David.

I due mondi di Duni.: Il teatro musicale di un compositore illuminista fra Italia e Francia. ed. / Paolo Russo. Lucca : Libreria Musicale Italiana, 2014. p. 119-54.

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Charlton, D 2014, Duni's 'Le Retour au village' and the Politics of Parma. in P Russo (ed.), I due mondi di Duni.: Il teatro musicale di un compositore illuminista fra Italia e Francia. Libreria Musicale Italiana, Lucca, pp. 119-54.

APA

Charlton, D. (2014). Duni's 'Le Retour au village' and the Politics of Parma. In P. Russo (Ed.), I due mondi di Duni.: Il teatro musicale di un compositore illuminista fra Italia e Francia (pp. 119-54). Libreria Musicale Italiana.

Vancouver

Charlton D. Duni's 'Le Retour au village' and the Politics of Parma. In Russo P, editor, I due mondi di Duni.: Il teatro musicale di un compositore illuminista fra Italia e Francia. Lucca: Libreria Musicale Italiana. 2014. p. 119-54

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Charlton, David. / Duni's 'Le Retour au village' and the Politics of Parma. I due mondi di Duni.: Il teatro musicale di un compositore illuminista fra Italia e Francia. editor / Paolo Russo. Lucca : Libreria Musicale Italiana, 2014. pp. 119-54

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