The age of Bach & Handel
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The age of Bach & Handel by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland

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Published by The Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Music -- 18th century -- History and criticism

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Statementby J.A. Fuller Maitland.
SeriesThe Oxford history of music -- v. 4, [Bernard J. Naylor Collection], Bernard J. Naylor Collection
LC ClassificationsML160 .N439 v.4
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 362 p. :
Number of Pages362
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17429691M

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