The Last Opera
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Indiana University Press, 2019.
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Chandler Carter., & Chandler Carter|AUTHOR. (2019). The Last Opera . Indiana University Press.

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Grouped Work ID37f81151-0593-77ee-9618-f3a536949863
Full titlelast opera i the rakes progress i in the life of stravinsky and sung drama
Authorcarter chandler
Grouping Categorybook
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