Music as a mirror of history by Robert Greenberg

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Published by Teaching Company, [Distributed by] Recorded Books in Chantilly, Va.], Prince Frederick, MD .

Written in English

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  • Music appreciation,
  • History and criticism,
  • Music

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Explore the connections between famous music and historic events.

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StatementProfessor Robert Greenberg
SeriesThe great courses, Great courses (Compact disc)
ContributionsRecorded Books, LLC, Teaching Company
LC ClassificationsML160 .G826 2016
The Physical Object
Format[sound recording] /
Pagination24 audio discs (approximately 18 hr.)
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26956386M
ISBN 101501947850, 1629972983
ISBN 109781501947858, 9781629972985

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