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The World of the Castrati: The History of an Extraordinary Operatic Phenomenon

Barbier, Patrick; Crosland, Margaret (Translator)

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ISBN 10: 0285633090 / ISBN 13: 9780285633094
Editorial: Souvenir Pr Ltd, London, 1997
Usado Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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1st English ed. originally published in 1989. 8vo, cloth bound, ill., 262[8]p. of plates, notes, bibl. index. F/F 0.0. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-9669778717

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Título: The World of the Castrati: The History of an...

Editorial: Souvenir Pr Ltd, London

Año de publicación: 1997

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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This entertaining and authoritative study of the castrati during the baroque period explores the lives and triumphs of more than 60 singers over three centuries—their social origins, training, and relationship to society and church. Blending history and anecdote, it traces the course of a phenomenon that held Europe in its thrall. People were fascinated by these hybrids—part man, part woman, and part child—who became virile heroes on the operatic stage. The reader will learn of the horrors of castration, the nature of the strange castrato voice, and the conflicts these singers experienced.

About the Author:

Patrick Barbier is a professor at the West Catholic University in Angers. He lives in Nantes, France.

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