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The world of the castrati : the history of an extraordinary operatic phenomenon

Author: Patrick Barbier
Publisher: London : Souvenir Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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A study of the phenomenon of the castrati in relation to the baroque period, which looks at the lives of sixty singers over three centuries. Explores their social origins, backgrounds, training and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Barbier
ISBN: 9780285634602 0285633090 9780285633094 0285634607
OCLC Number: 699843988
Description: 262 Seiten : Illustrationen
Other Titles: Histoire des castrats.
Responsibility: Patrick Barbier. Translated by Margaret Crosland.

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It is hard to understand how 17th and 18th century Italy managed somehow to accept the idea of castration, even for musical reasons... Professor Barbier's book explains it in a way that makes the Read more...

 
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