George Frideric Handel's Cara Sposa Performed by David Lee and Camerata Antiqua Seoul, Directed by Winfried Toll
Mark in Spokane suggested that "virtually none of the voice pieces from the baroque period can be replicated today because we no longer, for good reason, produce the singers necessary to sing the parts," in response to a post the other day — The Music World's Reactionary Radicals. He elaborated:
- Why don't we produce those singers anymore? Because we don't create castrati anymore. For the vast bulk of the vocal pieces of the baroque period, we will never (thank heaven!) experience those pieces as they were meant to be sung. One of the prices of civilization. A trade off well worth it in terms of advancing human rights, I would say!