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Published by International Publishers in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [193]-195.

Other titlesBeethoven and the age of revolution
SeriesNew World paperbacks,, NW 182
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML410.B4 K66 1974
The Physical Object
Pagination206 p.
Number of Pages206
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5047637M
ISBN 100717804224
LC Control Number74008247

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