|mountain dew insimination - 2008-12-28 |
"On Moreschi, critical opinion varies between those who think him mediocre and only interesting as an historical record of the castrato voice, and others who regard him as a fine singer, judged on the practice and taste of his own time."
GIVE THE KID A BREAK. I bet this still goes on somewhere.
LIKE AT YOUR MOM'S HOUSE? OH SNAP!
mountain dew insimination
*mans Santa outfit, arms incendiary device*
|Meerkat - 2008-12-28 |
Klaus Nomi he ain't.
|Timothy A. Bear - 2008-12-28 |
DOES NOT replicate the beautiful singing voice of a woman. DOES sound like some guy with his junk cut off.
-God bless him.
|Desidiosus - 2008-12-28 |
Couldn't you just achieve the same effect with a clothespin?
|cognitivedissonance - 2008-12-28 |
This was recorded by an American from Edison's firm, and instead of recording in a proper studio, they just set up the recording apparatus (this was before microphones, so Moreschi literally had to sing as loud as possible into a hole in a box two inches from his mouth) IN THE SISTINE CHAPEL. His foul performance can be blamed on lack of preparation, the unusual recording techniques and being hurried, but it still sounds a little strange.
Castrati were not supposed to replicate female singers. They were admired for their etherial, "third gender" quality. I say "overrated".
|Frank Rizzo - 2008-12-28 |
holy shit the wikipedia article on castrati.
I had no idea they were neutered as children.... jesus christ.
really? no shit? I had no idea after reading up on castrati
a flaming monkey
Well, I thought it would have been kind of obvious in the first place, numb nuts. Geez.
|TheDevilsDictionary - 2008-12-28 |
I don't know about the historical accuracy, but Ann Rice's Cry to Heaven is all about these dudes. It's pretty nuts. (ba-dun-ching)
|atheistgirl - 2008-12-28 |
Because they had their nuts removed they would grow really tall and stocky.
|TheDevil'sWhore - 2008-12-28 |
Wikipedia claims that this man's voice is pretty close.
The movie "Orlando" has a pretty good digital simulation.. actually the digital simulations in movies probably sound better than the real thing, there's no way someone could sing that well.
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