An exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries. It shows that the entire foundation of Western classical singing, culminating in bel canto, was birthed from an unlikely and historically unique set of desires, public and private, aesthetic, economic, and political.
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Feldman, Martha /
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496 pages, 45 musical examples, 75 b-w ph pagesTitle: