Monthly Archives: February 2015

Globe: Farinelli & the King

Carlo Broschi, called Farinelli (1705-82), is known as one of the most famous castrati. Obviously, there survives no recording of this unique voice save for the last castrato in the Western World died in 1922. He was Alessandro Moreschi and he recorded … Continue reading

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Election: from Paradise postponed to Paradise lost…

Some votes may mean more than others: Last week Labour retook a council seat in Harlow it had lost to UKIP. Council elections are not predictive in any sense and for the moment wise heads like You Gov’s Peter Kellner … Continue reading

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