Grétry and the growth of opéra-comique. / Charlton, David.

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1986. 371 p.

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Grétry and the growth of opéra-comique. / Charlton, David.

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1986. 371 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Charlton, D 1986, Grétry and the growth of opéra-comique. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

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Charlton, D. (1986). Grétry and the growth of opéra-comique. Cambridge University Press.

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Charlton D. Grétry and the growth of opéra-comique. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986. 371 p.

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Charlton, David. / Grétry and the growth of opéra-comique. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1986. 371 p.

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