“Singing Lessons for Little Singers: Level A – Very Young Beginner” by Greg Blankenbehler (2011)
06 September 2011 1:29 AM | No Comments
“Observations on the Florid Song” by Pier Francesco Tosi (1723)
28 December 2010 6:29 PM | No Comments
“The Technics of Bel Canto” by Giovanni Battista Lamperti (1905)
11 June 2010 8:41 PM | No Comments
“Modern Singing Methods” by J. F. Botume (1885)
11 June 2010 8:33 PM | No Comments
“Singing Lessons for Little Singers” by Gregory Blankenbehler (2009)
11 June 2010 8:14 PM | No Comments
- “Singing Lessons for Little Singers: Level A – Very Young Beginner” by Greg Blankenbehler (2011)
castrato voice Archive
Posted on July 28, 2010 | No CommentsAt their height in the late 1700s, castrati were popular all over Europe in opera seria, as well as as composers, dramatists, court performers, and teachers. By then, however, they had already begun to be scarce.
Posted on July 23, 2010 | 2 CommentsThe instrument created through this partnership of altered nature and arduous nurture had a profound effect on voice training as well as a musical movement already craving for the spectacular. The unprecedented skill of the castrati demanded improvements in singing technique for all voice types. With the acceptance of the castrato voice, preferences of timbre also began to change so clear and strong voices were favored over soft and airy.
Posted on July 14, 2010 | 1 CommentIn cursorily observing the accomplishments of the castrati it is easy to conclude that the procedure of castration does something amazing to a boy’s throat to make him an incredible vocalist. This, however, is not completely true. Certain abnormalities caused by pre-pubertal castration, in conjunction with extensive training equipped the castrati to potentially sing in a way that cannot without these procedures be replicated.