Méhul and the Birth of the Nineteenth-Century Symphony. / Charlton, David.

Échos de France et d'Italie: Liber amicorum Yves Gérard. ed. / Marie-Claire Mussat; Jean Mongrédien; Jean-Michel Nectoux. Not given : Buchet/Chastel, 1997. p. 69-81.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Méhul and the Birth of the Nineteenth-Century Symphony. / Charlton, David.

Échos de France et d'Italie: Liber amicorum Yves Gérard. ed. / Marie-Claire Mussat; Jean Mongrédien; Jean-Michel Nectoux. Not given : Buchet/Chastel, 1997. p. 69-81.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Harvard

Charlton, D 1997, Méhul and the Birth of the Nineteenth-Century Symphony. in M-C Mussat, J Mongrédien & J-M Nectoux (eds), Échos de France et d'Italie: Liber amicorum Yves Gérard. Buchet/Chastel, Not given, pp. 69-81.

APA

Charlton, D. (1997). Méhul and the Birth of the Nineteenth-Century Symphony. In M-C. Mussat, J. Mongrédien, & J-M. Nectoux (Eds.), Échos de France et d'Italie: Liber amicorum Yves Gérard (pp. 69-81). Buchet/Chastel.

Vancouver

Charlton D. Méhul and the Birth of the Nineteenth-Century Symphony. In Mussat M-C, Mongrédien J, Nectoux J-M, editors, Échos de France et d'Italie: Liber amicorum Yves Gérard. Not given: Buchet/Chastel. 1997. p. 69-81

Author

Charlton, David. / Méhul and the Birth of the Nineteenth-Century Symphony. Échos de France et d'Italie: Liber amicorum Yves Gérard. editor / Marie-Claire Mussat ; Jean Mongrédien ; Jean-Michel Nectoux. Not given : Buchet/Chastel, 1997. pp. 69-81

BibTeX

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