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The castrato : reflections on natures and kinds

Author: Martha Feldman
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
Series: Ernest Bloch lectures
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Feldman
ISBN: 9780520279490 0520279492
OCLC Number: 908011714
Notes: Series from book jacket
Description: xxiii, 421 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one. Reproduction. Of strange births and comic kin ; The man who pretended to be who he was : a tale of reproduction --
Part two. Voice. Red hot voice ; Castrato de luxe --
Part three. Half-light. Cold man, money man, big man too ; Shadow voices, castrato and non
Series Title: Ernest Bloch lectures
Responsibility: Martha Feldman

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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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