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
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.

Caroline P. Murphy - Isabella de’ Medici  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at May 19, 2017
Caroline P. Murphy - Isabella de’ Medici

Caroline P. Murphy - Isabella de’ Medici
Italian | 2011 | 369 pages | ISBN: 8842815403 | EPUB | 0,6 MB
Jordi Savall - Henricus Isaac: Nel tempo di Lorenzo de Medici & Maximilian I (2017)

Jordi Savall - Henricus Isaac: Nel tempo di Lorenzo de Medici & Maximilian I
Classical, Renaissance, Sacred | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 75:56 min | 178 MB
Label: Alia Vox | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

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 - Handel, Caldara: Carmelite Vespers 1709 [2012]

Handel, Caldara - Carmelite Vespers 1709 (Alessandro de Marchi) [2012]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88691926042 | TT: 100.37 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 481 Mb

“Carmelite Vespers 1709” presents a reconstruction of musical performances in Rome in 1709, based on a new critical edition by Italian Handel expert Angela Romagnoli. In early 18th century-Rome the holiday of Madonna del Carmine was celebrated with a lavish musical pasticcio. Italian Early Music specialist Alessandro de Marchi, his Academia Montis Regalis and an excellent ensemble of solo vocalists present the reconstruction of such a service as it might have been performed in 1709 under the direction of Venetian master Antonio Caldara (1670–1736). The programme combines lesser-known but stunningly beautiful pieces by Caldara himself with famous motets by his predecessor Handel such as “Dixit Dominus” or “Laudate pueri”.

Giulio Busi - Lorenzo de' Medici. Una vita da magnifico  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at April 6, 2017
Giulio Busi - Lorenzo de' Medici. Una vita da magnifico

Giulio Busi - Lorenzo de' Medici. Una vita da magnifico
Italian | 2016 | 388 pages | ISBN: 8804673591 | EPUB | 1,8 MB
Alessandro De Marchi - Händel & Caldara: Carmelite Vespers 1709 (2012)

Alessandro De Marchi - Händel & Caldara: Carmelite Vespers 1709
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 97:52 min | 227 MB
Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Tracks: 30 | Rls.date: 2012

Although Handel and Caldara never collaborated, it's nearly certain that their paths crossed in Rome in 1709, where both held prestigious appointments. The highly imaginative concept behind the Carmelite Vespers is a conceptual construction of what they might have put together for the night mass for Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Some of the Handel might be familiar; the Caldara psalms and antiphons are meticulously performed and provide an intimate relief from the large works. The new context is scholarly and refreshing, and there's a special highlight in soprano Roberta Invernizzi's performance.