The Musician in Literature in the Age of Bach. / Rose, Stephen.

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011. 237 p.

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The Musician in Literature in the Age of Bach. / Rose, Stephen.

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011. 237 p.

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