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Graham O’Reilly Boydell Press 392pp (hb) £45 Sometimes quite famous works have a dubious status. ‘Albinoni’s’ Adagio for example was fabricated from fragments by Remo Giazotti c1900, ‘Bach’s’ Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 585) is probably by s