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Cold Man, Money Man, Big Man Too

Martha Feldman

in The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520279490
eISBN:
9780520962033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279490.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As the eighteenth century wore on and absolutism crumbled, the bourgeois was consolidating its fear of the castrato, whom it denatured in sharpened critiques. Castrati were ever more ... More


Retrenchment

Patricia Fortini Brown

in The Venetian Bride: Bloodlines and Blood Feuds in Venice and its Empire

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192894571
eISBN:
9780191915512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894571.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In 1587 Girolamo sells Palazzo Torriani to Antonio Marchesi, a rich merchant, to satisfy some of the creditors. Marchesi, who has noble aspirations, embellishes the palace with luxurious furnishings, ... More


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