The age of the castrato voice
Journal/Book: J Speech Hear Disord. 1975; 40: 291-5.
Abstract: In our time of rapidly changing life styles it is useful to understand that voices also mirror the spirit of an era. The study of the history of vocal styles may give valuable clues to a better understanding of contemporary phenomena. The age of the castrato voice is a remarkable episode. It illustrates the important role that the human voice plays in expressing psychological undercurrents of an age, and it throws some light on the powerful forces that influence the change of tastes and ideals in cultural history.
Keyword(s): Castration|HI. Music|HI. Voice|