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- DescriptionAn 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.
- Author BiographyMartha Feldman is President-Elect of the American Musicological Society and Mabel Green Myers Professor of Music, Romance Languages and Literatures and the Humanities at the University of Chicago. She is the author of City Culture and the Madrigal at Venice and Opera and Sovereignty: Transforming Myths in Eighteenth-Century Italy and coeditor of The Courtesan's Arts.
- Author(s)Martha Feldman
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication20/09/2016
- GenreMusic & Dance
- Series TitleErnest Bloch Lectures
- Series Part/Volume Number16
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note45 musical examples, 75 b/w photos
- Weight703 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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