12th Century

Lionheart - Paris 1200: Perotin & Leonin - Chant & Polyphony from 12th Century France (1998)

Lionheart - Paris 1200: Perotin & Leonin - Chant & Polyphony from 12th Century France (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Sacred, Chants | Label: Nimbus Records | # NI5547 | Time: 01:13:52

Conductus, organum, and discantus may not be words in your everyday vocabulary, but these terms identify musical forms that defined everyday musical activity during one of music history's most fruitful periods. The 12th century in France, especially in Paris–the artistic, educational, and religious center of Western Europe–saw enormous progress in the arts, architecture, and education. Not surprisingly, technical and theoretical aspects of music advanced as well. On this disc, the six-voice men's ensemble Lionheart demonstrates in vivid, rich vocal tones the sometimes stark but always powerful sound of Medieval chant and its expanded two- and three-part forms. The liner notes give clear explanations of the compositions and provide the listener with meaningful historical context. But listening to these excellent voices is not just an educational experience. The music has an inherent purity, sensuality, and honesty that's refreshing and reassuring.

Sequentia - Music from Aquitanian Monasteries, 12th. century  Music

Posted by sequentiam at Jan. 30, 2009
Sequentia - Music from Aquitanian Monasteries, 12th. century

Sequentia - Music from Aquitanian Monasteries, 12th. century
FLAC (660 MB) - booklets (54 MB) | OGG·160Kbps (167 MB)
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (1996-97) / medieval
Noblewomen, Aristocracy and Power in the Twelfth-Century Anglo-Norman Realm (Gender in History)

Noblewomen, Aristocracy and Power in the Twelfth-Century Anglo-Norman Realm (Gender in History) by Susan M. Johns
English | Sep. 20, 2003 | ISBN: 0719063043 0719063051 | 289 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

This is the first study of noblewomen in 12th-century England and Normandy, and of the ways in which they exercised power. It draws on a rich mix of evidence to offer an important reconceptualization of women's role in aristocratic society, and in doing so suggests new ways of looking at lordship and the ruling elite in the high middle ages.
Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century

Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century (The Lawrence Stone Lectures) by Chris Wickham
English | Jan 25, 2015 | ISBN: 0691148287 | ASIN: B00P6ZJ6O0 | 311 Pages | EPUB/MOBI/AZW3/PDF (Converted) | 6 MB

"Wickham's expert analysis and meticulous academic approach build on previous. Limited examinations and substantial documentation to turn established research on its head, as he presents a fresh look into how communes in the mid-12th century successfully prepared Italian power structures for the cultural significance they would later have." - Publishers Weekly
Hildegard v. Bingen & Herrad v. Landsberg - Hortus Deliciarum: twefth-century gregorian chants (2004)

Hildegard v. Bingen & Herrad v. Landsberg - Hortus Deliciarum: twefth-century gregorian chants
Discantus / Brigitte Lesne
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 246 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Naive, Opus111 # OP 30390 | Country/Year: France 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Medieval, Sacred

…The unison singing is quite remarkable for its clarity and smoothness. The singers have discovered, too, how to manage repercussions, subtly but entirely convincingly. The ordering of the recital, with its frequent use of First Mode pieces juxtaposed, and its judicious groupings, is successful and never monotonous. The listener is left with a good sense of how sacred music was developing in the 12th century by leaps and bounds in so many directions, even to the extent of cantillated readings being occasionally sung in three parts.

Eduardo Paniagua CD Collection [102 albums] [Repost]  Music

Posted by Bibixy at July 3, 2013
Eduardo Paniagua CD Collection [102 albums] [Repost]

Eduardo Paniagua CD Collection
Pneuma et al | 1971-2011 | 102 CD | 102 RAR | 10.20 GB
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks | Covers & Booklets

Eduardo Paniagua (born 1952 in Madrid, Spain) is a Spanish architect and musician, specializing in medieval Spanish music.
Between 1966 and 1983, he was a member of the group Atrium Musicae de Madrid, led by his older brother Gregorio, playing wind instruments and percussion. More recently he has been a founding member of the groups Cálamus and Hoquetus which specialize in the music of Arabic Andalusia. In 1994, he created the group Música Antigua to perform and record the Cantigas de Santa Maria. In the same year he also founded the group Ibn Báya Ensemble together with the oud player Omar Metioui, for the performance and recording of Andalusian music. Other regular collaborators include Moroccan singers Said Belcadi, Mohammed El-Arabi Serghini, and the Algerian oud player Salim Fergani.

Eduardo Paniagua CD Collection [101 albums] (Repost)  Music

Posted by Bibixy at May 6, 2012
Eduardo Paniagua CD Collection [101 albums] (Repost)

Eduardo Paniagua CD Collection
Pneuma et al | 1971-2011 | 101 CD | 101 RAR | 10.20 GB
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks | Covers & Booklets

Eduardo Paniagua (born 1952 in Madrid, Spain) is a Spanish architect and musician, specializing in medieval Spanish music.
Between 1966 and 1983, he was a member of the group Atrium Musicae de Madrid, led by his older brother Gregorio, playing wind instruments and percussion. More recently he has been a founding member of the groups Cálamus and Hoquetus which specialize in the music of Arabic Andalusia.
In 1994, he created the group Música Antigua to perform and record the Cantigas de Santa Maria. In the same year he also founded the group Ibn Báya Ensemble together with the oud player Omar Metioui, for the performance and recording of Andalusian music. Other regular collaborators include Moroccan singers Said Belcadi, Mohammed El-Arabi Serghini, and the Algerian oud player Salim Fergani.
ZDF Enterprises - Secrets in the Dust: Collection 1 (2009 - 2014) [Repost]

ZDF Enterprises - Secrets in the Dust: Collection 1 (2009 - 2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3022 Kbps | 12x~50mn | English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | 13.7 GB
Genre: Documentary, History

Now in its 2nd Season, the story of archaeology fascinates both laymen and professionals. In these installments we accompany Ernst Herzfeld on his last expedition to Persepolis in 1923; we travel to Mexico with the man who cracked the code of the Aztec calendar; we visit the greatest pre-industrial city on earth at Angkor; we join Isidoro Falchi as he discovers proof of the existence of the Etruscans; and we watch Alfred Merlin found the discipline of marine archaeology when he discovers shipwrecks in the Mediterranean..
M. Bullòn-Fernandez - England and Iberia in the Middle Ages, 12th-15th Century: Cultural, Literary, and Political Exchanges

M. Bullòn-Fernandez - England and Iberia in the Middle Ages, 12th-15th Century: Cultural, Literary, and Political Exchanges
2007 | ISBN: 1403972249 | English | 250 pages | PDF | 10.2 MB

BBC - Sicily Unpacked (2012)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Oct. 21, 2016
BBC - Sicily Unpacked (2012)

BBC - Sicily Unpacked (2012)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2255 Kbps | 3x~58min | 2.95 GiB
Audio: English AAC 130 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli take us on a delightful journey around their beloved Sicily. Sharing a passion for all things Sicilian they make the perfect travel partners. Exploring the island through each other's eyes and hearts, they reveal how the layers of history have created a unique belnd of art and architecture. As well as the pleasures of an intense and vibrant culture, they experience the sadness the island has come through and the strength of the Sicilian people as they rose up and challenged the Mafia.