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Hawkins, John
A General History of the Science and Practice of Music.
Vol. 5
London: T. Payne and Son, 1776. 482, [57], [1] p.
       errata, portraits, plates, musical examples, Index for all 5 volumes.
       Note: Important for singers of the Handelian era.

The above item has biographical information on:

  Grossi], Siface  
  Bordoni, Faustina (b. 1700 d. 1781)   cantante, mezzo-soprano
  Cuzzoni, Francesca (b. 1698 d. 1770)   cantante, soprano
  Durastanti, Margherita (b. 1690 a. 1700-1734)   cantante, soprano
  Farinelli (b. 1705 d. 1782 a. 1723-1725)   soprano castrato, soprano
  Senesino (b. 1680 d. 1759 a. 1708-1716)   alto-castrato, cantante

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