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Moreschi and the Voice of the Castrato, Clapton, Nicholas

Author Name    Clapton, Nicholas

Title   Moreschi and the Voice of the Castrato

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New in Fine dust jacket

Publisher    Haus Publishing 2008

ISBN Number    1905791429 / 9781905791422

Seller ID   12030

354pp, illustrations. Alessandro Moreschi (1858-1922) was known during his life as the 'Angel of Rome' and is remembered as the only castrato singer of whom recordings survive. Historically he was the last representative of the centuries-old tradition of castrating boy singers in order to preserve the pitch of their voices to adulthood - an act of cruelty that produced come of the greatest singers the world had ever known.

Price = 10.00 GBP


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