Joseph de Lalande on Italian Singing

The repugnance which the Italians have for strong and loud voices, such as our own baritones [basse-tailles] and even haute-contres...

Johann Petri on High Falsetto Singing

‘A certain soprano who was very skilled and excellent at singing in falsetto (but was not a castrato) once sang arias rising to an e’’’ ...

Brahms' Advice to Sir George Henschel

'Brahms arrived yesterday. I am glad my hoarseness is gradually disappearing, for the thought of singing, at the concert day after ...