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Diaries 1924-1933: Prodigal Son
By Sergey Prokofiev. Translated and annotated by Anthony Phillips
Cornell University Press; 1160 pp. $60
Richard Wagner: A Life in Music
By Martin Geck; translated by Stewart Spencer
University of Chicago Press; 416 pp. $35
The Politics of Opera in Handel's Britain
By Thomas McGeary
Cambridge University Press; 418 pp. $99
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