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Moreschi and the voice of the castrato

Author: Nicholas Clapton
Publisher: London : Haus Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his own lifetime, Alessandro Moreschi (1858-1922) was known as the Angel of Rome. He was the last surviving castrato singer of the Sistine Chapel choir, and the only one of the castrati whose  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Alessandro Moreschi; Alessandro Moreschi; Alessandro Moreschi; Bla-brang-skal-bzang; Alessandro Moreschi, Sänger.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Clapton
ISBN: 9781905791422 1905791429
OCLC Number: 305134935
Description: xiv, 354 pages : illustrations, music ; 21 cm
Contents: Part one. Life and times: Origins and connections ; I nuovi musici ; Beginnings ; Early days in Rome ; The Cappella dei Cantori Pontifici ; Moreschi's early years at the Sistine Chapel 1883-1891 ; The years of the New Constitution 1891-1898 ; Winds of change 1898-1903 ; A long twilight --
Part two. Heritage and legacy: The voice and the legacy ; A concert, a plaque and a party (or, rather, two of each) ; David M. Howard: Acoustics of the castrato voice ; Ben Byram-Wigfield: On Allegri's Miserere ; Paul J Moses: The psychology of the castrato voice.
Responsibility: Nicholas Clapton.

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