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Uploaded on Aug 24, 2009
Introducing Composed, the new classical music streaming service curated for you by Classic FM, Decca Classics and Deutsche Grammophon. Enjoy your free 30 day trial now at http://po.st/ComposedYTD For centuries, thousands of boys were sacrificed for the Beauty of Music. Cecilia Bartoli uncovers the extraordinary world of the 'Castrati', and sings the glorious music they inspired with her brand new album SACRIFICIUM.
The album is released internationally as a limited edition hardcover deluxe with a bonus audio disc on 2nd October 2009.
Sacrificium' tells the story of the castrati in all its complexity; its beauty, fascination, glamour, controversy and cruelty. These arias belong to the most virtuosic repertoire ever written for the human voice - from elaborate coloratura showpieces to beautiful slow arias, written to show the extraordinary breath capacity of many of the castrati. The album focuses on the Neapolitan school, which produced superstar castrati including Farinelli and Caffarelli and is almost entirely composed of world premiere recordings.
CECILIA BARTOLI * SACRIFICIUM Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini