Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The anatomical effects of castration

Farinelli's body has been exhumed in order to study "the anatomical effects of castration".

I bought this CD of Alessandro Moreschi recordings, the only castrati recordings in existence, but while I recommend hearing it to anyone, please bear in mind that it may make your stomach feel a bit off. I bought it after reading this biography of Moreschi, which is an enjoyable read, although all the Sistine Chapel politics and infighting goes on a bit.


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