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The Castrato as Creator: Velluti’s Voice in the London Sheet-Music Market

Sarah Fuchs

in London Voices, 1820-1840: Vocal Performers, Practices, Histories

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226670188
eISBN:
9780226670218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670218.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Following Giovanni Battista Velluti’s London debut in 1825, British sheet-music publishers issued nearly thirty piano-vocal arrangements that claimed to bear traces of the castrato’s performance ... More


Milan and Venice (1813–1814):: Aureliano in Palmira, Il turco in Italia, Sigismondo

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The three operas Gioachino Rossini wrote before his departure for Naples in 1815 includes one of his rare failures, Sigismondo, and two operas, Aureliano in Palmira and Il turco in Italia, which ... More


Red Hot Voice

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/9780520279490.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 3 takes a radically material turn away from the historical questions of chapters 1 and 2 and to the musically embodied castrato voice, now vexingly lost. While acknowledging the acoustic ... More


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