“Singing Lessons for Little Singers: Level A – Very Young Beginner” by Greg Blankenbehler (2011)
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“Observations on the Florid Song” by Pier Francesco Tosi (1723)
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“The Technics of Bel Canto” by Giovanni Battista Lamperti (1905)
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“Modern Singing Methods” by J. F. Botume (1885)
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“Singing Lessons for Little Singers” by Gregory Blankenbehler (2009)
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- “Singing Lessons for Little Singers: Level A – Very Young Beginner” by Greg Blankenbehler (2011)
Posted on July 28, 2010 | 1 CommentThe legacy of the castrati has continued to invisibly affect opera even until today. As castrati disappeared, their expertise of lightness and agility went out of demand as power and expression became the new aesthetic. Still, we marvel at the chimera of the past, ambiguous creatures of an age that performed at a level we can never attain.
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.