On the Nature of 'Grand Opera'. / Charlton, David.

Hector Berlioz: 'Les Troyens'. ed. / Ian Kemp. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1988. p. 94-105 (Cambridge Opera Handbooks).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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On the Nature of 'Grand Opera'. / Charlton, David.

Hector Berlioz: 'Les Troyens'. ed. / Ian Kemp. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1988. p. 94-105 (Cambridge Opera Handbooks).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Harvard

Charlton, D 1988, On the Nature of 'Grand Opera'. in I Kemp (ed.), Hector Berlioz: 'Les Troyens'. Cambridge Opera Handbooks, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge , pp. 94-105.

APA

Charlton, D. (1988). On the Nature of 'Grand Opera'. In I. Kemp (Ed.), Hector Berlioz: 'Les Troyens' (pp. 94-105). (Cambridge Opera Handbooks). Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

Vancouver

Charlton D. On the Nature of 'Grand Opera'. In Kemp I, editor, Hector Berlioz: 'Les Troyens'. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 1988. p. 94-105. (Cambridge Opera Handbooks).

Author

Charlton, David. / On the Nature of 'Grand Opera'. Hector Berlioz: 'Les Troyens'. editor / Ian Kemp. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1988. pp. 94-105 (Cambridge Opera Handbooks).

BibTeX

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