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The castrato : reflections on natures and kinds

Author: Martha Feldman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Ernest Bloch lectures.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Castrato is a nuanced exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries. It shows that the entire foundation of Western classical singing, culminating in bel canto, was birthed from an unlikely and historically unique set of desires, public and private, aesthetic, economic, and political. In Italy, castration for singing was understood through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Feldman, Martha.
Castrato.
Oakland, California : Berkeley : University of California Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2014011273
(OCoLC)876431932
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Feldman
ISBN: 9780520962033 0520962036 0520279492 9780520279490
OCLC Number: 900081340
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, music
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Note on Textual Transcription, Translations, Lexicon, and Musical Nomenclature; PART ONE. REPRODUCTION; 1. Of Strange Births and Comic Kin; 2. The Man Who Pretended to Be Who He Was: A Tale of Reproduction; PART TWO. VOICE; 3. Red Hot Voice; 4. Castrato De Luxe; PART THREE. HALF-LIGHT; 5. Cold Man, Money Man, Big Man Too; 6. Shadow Voices, Castrato and Non; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; List of Illustrations; Index.
Series Title: Ernest Bloch lectures.
Responsibility: Martha Feldman.
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An exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries. This book shows that the entire foundation of Western classical singing,  Read more...

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"Rich in scholarship and filled with subtle analysis." -- Colm Toibin London Review of Books "This is a remarkable book... An impressive achievement." -- Nicholas Clapton Early Music "Meticulously Read more...

 
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