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’.
Alessandro De Angelis - L'enigma dei raggi cosmici. Le più grandi energie dell'universo (Repost)

Alessandro De Angelis - L'enigma dei raggi cosmici. Le più grandi energie dell'universo
Italian | 2012 | 166 pages | ISBN: 8847020468 | PDF | 2,2 MB

Grazie ad avventurosi studi un secolo fa fu possibile dimostrare che parte della radiazione naturale che si osserva sulla Terra è di natura extraterrestre: era la scoperta dei cosiddetti "raggi cosmici", particelle che arrivano da misteriosi acceleratori nell'universo, probabilmente buchi neri supermassicci e resti di supernova, a energie anche centinaia di milioni di volte maggiori di quelle a cui riusciamo a produrle con i più potenti acceleratori della Terra. A cent'anni dalle prime scoperte questo libro si propone, con l'aiuto di documenti rinvenuti recentemente, di raccontare la vera storia di questa appassionante avventura scientifica e le frontiere dell'esplorazione dei raggi cosmici.
Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Pergolesi: L’Olimpiade (2011)

Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Pergolesi: L’Olimpiade (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1.04 Gb | Total time: 74:53+76:56+76:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697807712 | Recorded: 2010

The first complete and unabridged recording of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s operatic masterpiece, as well as the world-premiere recording on period instruments, undertaken by the critically acclaimed 2010 production from the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, known as the “Bayreuth of Baroque Opera”. In his all too brief career Pergolesi, who died in 1736 aged only 26, set the course for 18th century opera. His works, especially L’Olimpiade, which was first performed in 1735, introduced a new and sentimental tone to the opera stage. Based on one of the most popular subject matters of opera seria, Pergolesi’s masterpiece L’Olimpiade offers a drama of love and intrigue coupled with highly virtuoso singing. Presenting Italian conductor Alessandro de Marchi, one of the most sought-after Early Music specialists, and a stunning cast of top-league international Baroque singers.
Franco Fagioli, Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Il Maestro: Porpora Arias (2014)

Franco Fagioli, Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis - Il Maestro: Porpora Arias (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 448 Mb | Total time: 80:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # V5369 | Recorded: 2013

Argentine countertenor Franco Fagioli has emerged as one of the rising figures in that hot field, seemingly with the Italian opera of the first half of the 18th century as a specialty. As such, he might be particularly well represented by this collection of arias by Nicola Porpora, whose activities cut across a cross section of important activities in the century's second quarter. He was the teacher of both Haydn and Farinelli. He snagged many of Pietro Metastasio's high-tragedy opera seria libretti for himself and set them with suitably florid music, but he also had a considerable for sheer melody that's on display in this well-chosen program. Fagioli is not an exceptionally powerful countertenor, but he's capable of sheer smoothness of line that's appropriate to Porpora, who was called the greatest teacher of singers among composers, and the greatest composer among teachers of singing. He gets excellent support from the sparse but extremely sensitive Academia Montis Regalis under Alessandro de Marchi, and he makes a strong entry in the continuing case that Porpora ought to be ranked among the operatic greats. A countertenor release that can be recommended for pure melodic beauty.
(James Manheim)
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.