The Age of the Castrato Voice 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 ... Research Article
Research Article  |   August 01, 1975
The Age of the Castrato Voice
 
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  • Friedrich S. Brodnitz
    Hunter College, City University of New York, New York
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Research Article   |   August 01, 1975
The Age of the Castrato Voice
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1975, Vol. 40, 291-295. doi:10.1044/jshd.4003.291
History: Received February 14, 1975
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1975, Vol. 40, 291-295. doi:10.1044/jshd.4003.291
History: Received February 14, 1975

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.

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