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Romantic Anatomies of Performance

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List of Illustrations and Musical Examples Acknowledgments Introduction 1. "Veluti in Speculum": The Twilight of the Castrato 2. Reflecting on Reflex: A Touching New Fact about Chopin 3. The Sontag-Malibran Stereotype 4. Boneless Hands{ths}/{ths}Thalberg's Ready-Made Soul{ths}/{ths}Velvet Fingers 5. In Search of Voice: Nourrit's Voix Mixte, Donzelli's Bari-Tenor 6. Franz Liszt, Metapianism, and the Cultural History of the Hand Epilogue Notes Index

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J.Q. Davies is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley.


"Davies narrating incidents and tracing connections is full of animation and amusement ... a master of the anecdote and incident." -- Stephen Brown Times Literary Supplement

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