From A Recording Made At

From a recording made at the Vatican exactly 91 years ago, on April 11th, 1904, we'll hear a performance by "The Last Castrato," Alessandro Moreschi (moh-RES-kee), a member of the Sistine Chapel Choir. He sings "Preghiera" (prayg-YAIR-ah--"Supplication") by Paolo Tosti with an unidentified pianist. (Pearl Opal CD 9823)

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit

Copyright NPR. View this article on