Libros de Segunda Mano – Bellas artes, ocio y coleccionismo – Música: Historia de los castrati – patrick barbier *. Compra, venta y subastas de Música en. Libros de Segunda Mano – Historia – Otros: ‘historia de los castrati’. patrick barbier. Compra, venta y subastas de Otros en todocoleccion. Lote The World of the Castrati has 65 ratings and 5 reviews. Patrick Barbier . Pero el libro está tan bien escrito, y las historias son tan bellas, en algunos casos.

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The World of the Castrati: The History of an Extraordinary Operatic Phenomenon by Patrick Barbier

The unbelievably strict discipline and long hours of practice produced unheard of lung capacity and vocal ability but couldn’t make up for a genuine lack of talent in many of the barnier. To ask other readers questions about The World of the Castratiplease sign up. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. But you say that you fear the ladies will love you less.

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The most interesting part of the book to me concerned opera, composers, singers, actors, and the lives of the few castrati who became rich and famous. Share your thoughts with other customers. Yet in giving us a musical approach as fantastical as it is rigorous, the director does not omit casting an exhilarating and saving glance over the excesses and artifices of European men of nobility and religion, pursuing their shamelessness and emphasising their hypocrisies.

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Mar 24, Alice Lemon rated it it was ok Shelves: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Grand rated it dw was amazing Mar 23, Write a customer review. A two-headed man, a castrato, a harpsichordist, a centaur, a horseman and Bonaparte all play a part in the telling of this historical journey — musical, outrageous, fantastic and oh so baroque!

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They were an unprecedented musical, social and cultural phenomenon. That political theatre is a scandalmonger too, revelling in salacious tales and feasting on farce and jealousies, both those of diva sopranos towards historoa heavenly male sopranists and those of composers tyrannised by the whims of arrogant angels.

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

This book was interesting, but at the same time disappointing. Return to Book Page. All this versus the squalor of the corridors, the boxes of the wealthy furnished however they wished as they rented them annuallythe rabble in the pit spat on by their betters in the boxes.

Brandy rated it liked it Jan 07, Stourton the Negro and pageboy respectively of the Duchesse Mazarino. It is more a performance than a reading! Jowita rated it it was amazing Mar 18, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Get to Know Us. Perhaps it would be less so to someone reading it from a history-of-music standpoint, but I was reading it in the hope of learning more about gender roles in early modern Europe.

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