Alessandro De’ Medici

The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro de' Medici

The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro de' Medici by Catherine Fletcher
English | 2016 | ISBN: 019061272X, 0099586940 | 336 pages | PDF | 36 MB
The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro de' Medici

Catherine Fletcher, "The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro de' Medici"
ISBN: 1847922694, 0099586940 | 2016 | EPUB | 336 pages | 46 MB

The Duke's Assassin: Exile and Death of Lorenzino de' Medici  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at July 22, 2015
The Duke's Assassin: Exile and Death of Lorenzino de' Medici

The Duke's Assassin: Exile and Death of Lorenzino de' Medici by Stefano Dall'Aglio and Donald Weinstein
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0300189788 | 320 pages | PDF | 2,3 MB

Isabella de'Medici: The Glorious Life and Tragic End of a Renaissance Princess  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at June 16, 2018
Isabella de'Medici: The Glorious Life and Tragic End of a Renaissance Princess

Isabella de'Medici: The Glorious Life and Tragic End of a Renaissance Princess by Caroline P. Murphy
English | February 3, 2011 | ISBN: 057123030X, 0571230318 | EPUB | 432 pages | 9.7 MB
Alessandro de Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Alessandro Stradella: San Giovanni Battista (2008)

Alessandro de Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Alessandro Stradella: San Giovanni Battista (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 385 Mb | Total time: 77:34 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67617 | Recorded: 2007

Stradella was murdered in Genoa when he was forty-two years old. Until then he enjoyed a dazzling career as a freelance composer, writing on commission, collaborating with distinguished poets, producing over three hundred works in a variety of genres. His musical style is distinctive, characterized by fluid lines, great skill in counterpoint, and harmony which was tonal but which occasionally offers chords that were unusual then and striking even today.
The oratorio San Giovanni Battista was written for performance on Palm Sunday in the Holy Year of 1675 where some fourteen oratorios were commissioned by the confraternity of the church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini in Rome—an auspicious event. San Giovanni Battista is a deeply ‘Baroque’ score, vibrant, rhythmically insistent, requiring singers to perform phrases of difficult fiorituras or deeply moving legato lines. The libretto is dramatic and emotionally vivid, and the music is closely tied to the text, creating a distinctly operatic atmosphere—described by the disc’s conductor Alessandro De Marchi as ‘a true Salome’.
Jordi Savall - Henricus Isaac: Nel tempo di Lorenzo de Medici & Maximilian I (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Jordi Savall - Henricus Isaac: Nel tempo di Lorenzo de Medici & Maximilian I (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 75:56 minutes | 1.22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Discover the music of Heinrich Isaac with these authentic performances from La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Hespèrion XXI under the inspired direction of early music specialist Jordi Savall. This program paints a portrait of an era during which the Hundred Year's War ended, the Medici family reached its peak, the idea of the Reformation surged and Charles V was crowned at the head of an Empire that redefined the idea of Europe.
Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Vivaldi: Orlando finto pazzo [2004]

Vivaldi - Orlando finto pazzo (Alessandro De Marchi) [2004]
Classical | Opus 11 OP30392 | TT: 203.19 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 986 Mb

“Orlando finto pazzo ('Orlando feigns madness') was the second of Vivaldi's numerous operas, and his first for the Venetian stage. The story of Orlando's madness is taken not from the usual source, Ariosto's poem Orlando furioso, but Boiardo's earlier Orlando innamorato, a similarly tragicomic mix of love, intrigue and magic. In Ariosto's poem Orlando's madness is real, but here he pretends it for no obvious reason; in fact it's no more than a couple of episodes in a convoluted and unengaging plot built around a lovepentangle (no less), and further complicated by various disguises and rampant dissembling. As it happens, Vivaldi doesn't on this evidence appear to have been a natural musical dramatist. Yet what makes this music worth hearing is his evident desire to make an operatic splash at his first major attempt: there's music of irrepressible zest and personality; this early attempt deploys all the fiery and ebullient energy of his concertos and allies it to vocal music of neck-tingling excitement. Like Haydn, Vivaldi may not have been a great opera composer, but he did write operas full of great music. Alessandro de Marchi's joyous recording brings together a typical Italian Baroque cast for a performance and recording of skill and enthusiasm.” (The Gramophone)
PBS Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (2004) [Repost]

PBS Empires - The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (2004)
DVDRip | 640 x 352 | .AVI/DivX 5 @ 1568 Kbps | 4x~55mn | English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | 2.73 GB
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Arts, History

From a small Italian community in 15th century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would amass unparalleled wealth and unprecedented power. They would also ignite the most important cultural and artisitc revolution in Western history- the European Renaissance. But the forces of change the Medici helped unleash would one day topple their ordered world.

Alessandro De Giuli, Ciro M. Naddeo, "Radio Lina", con CD Audio  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Jan. 15, 2016
Alessandro De Giuli, Ciro M. Naddeo, "Radio Lina", con CD Audio

Alessandro De Giuli, Ciro M. Naddeo, "Radio Lina", con CD Audio
Publisher: Alma | 2002 | ISBN: 8889237589 | Italian | PDF+MP3 | 64 pages | 36.4 Mb

Roberta è una giovane d.j. Da una piccola radio di Firenze parla della musica rock e della vita in città. Un giorno conosce Matteo e con lui va a un concerto di Gianna Giannini, la famosa rockstar. Ma a Firenze qualcuno non ama la musica…

Giuliano de' Medici: Machiavelli’s Prince in Life and Art  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at May 12, 2018
Giuliano de' Medici: Machiavelli’s Prince in Life and Art

Giuliano de' Medici: Machiavelli’s Prince in Life and Art by Josephine Jungić
English | April 13th, 2018 | ASIN: B07CKNBP6D, ISBN: 0773553207 | 306 Pages | EPUB | 19.00 MB

Most modern historians perpetuate the myth that Giuliano de' Medici (1479–1516), son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, was nothing more than an inconsequential, womanizing hedonist with little inclination or ability for politics. In the first sustained biography of this misrepresented figure, Josephine Jungić re-evaluates Giuliano’s life and shows that his infamous reputation was exaggerated by Medici partisans who feared his popularity and respect for republican self-rule.