Portrait of a Castrato: Politics, Patronage, and Music in the Life of Atto Melani

by Roger Freitas

Portrait of a Castrato: Politics, Patronage, and Music in the Life of Atto Melani Author Roger Freitas
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Year 2013
Pages 494
Language English
File format EPUB
Category Music

Book Description:

This book explores the fascinating life of the most documented musician of the seventeenth century. Born in 1626 into a bourgeois family in Pistoia, Italy, Atto Melani was castrated to preserve his singing voice and soon rose to both artistic and social prominence. His extant letters not only depict the musical activities of several European centers, they reveal the real-l

 

 

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