Offered: Book & CD Set, Alessandro Moreschi, The Last Castrato
Offered: CD -- Alessandro Moreschi, The Last Castrato, Complete Vatican Recordings -- and book -- Moreschi The Last Castrato, by Nicholas Clapton. Book is pristine and practically brand new; CD has been listened to a few times but is free of scratches and plays just fine. Book is very difficult to find.
"Alessandro Moreschi (1858-1922), known during his life as the 'Angel of Rome' is remembered today as the only castrato singer to have made recordings. Behind the extraordinary sound of the voice of 'the last castrato' lies a strange and lonely life lived in the shadow of great events and great institutions, a personality glimpsed by inference and allusion. During his lifetime his singing was universally praised: the great tenor Giacomoauri-Volpi described Moreschi's voice as 'flutingly soft, light, spontaneous, unforced and uncontrived'. More recent critics have spoken of it as both fascinating' and 'one of the saddest things in the world'."
Opening bid: $25
Auction ends at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, December 15th 2011
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