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Rock star? Castrato!,
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This review is from: The Castrato and His Wife (Hardcover)
This book, based largely upon historical research, is interesting but not very easy to read as often the detail in the text overshadows the story that the author is trying to tell. Initially the story is laboured but impoves in the third quarter and the romantic but tragic tale of Signor Ferdinando Tenducci and his contemporaries leaves a taste in the mouth that is not overly pleasant, involving as it does religious fanaticism, as it seeks perfection in the voice, greed and intolerance.
Well worth reading for an insight into the role and development of the castrati.