Moreschi and the Voice of the Castrato

By: Clapton, Nicholas

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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.

Title: Moreschi and the Voice of the Castrato

Author Name: Clapton, Nicholas

Categories: Singers & Singing,

Publisher: Haus Publishing: 2008

ISBN Number: 1905791429

ISBN Number 13: 9781905791422

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 12030

Keywords: History Of Music Castrati,