Medici

Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Stravaganza d'amore! The Birth of Opera at the Medici Court (2017) [24/96]

Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Stravaganza d'amore! The Birth of Opera at the Medici Court (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 102:26 minutes | 1.87 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Late sixteenth-century Florence was alive with theater. Seeking to achieve the perfect blend between music and poetry, intermedi (interludes) were inserted into plays. These interludes were presented with lavish visual and musical resources. After reaching an initial peak in 1589 with the intermedi composed for Bargagli's La pellegrina, the tradition survived the burgeoning genre of opera through the work of such composers as Peri, Caccini, Monteverdi and Gagliano. On this release, rather than aiming for the impossible ideal of a reconstruction, Raphaël Pichon has devised a sort of imaginary intermedi by selecting the finest gems from this repertory, featuring the figures of Apollo, Orpheus and Eurydice, and above all Cupid.

BBC - The Medici: Makers of Modern Art (2008)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at June 9, 2017
BBC - The Medici: Makers of Modern Art (2008)

BBC - The Medici: Makers of Modern Art (2008)
HDTV | 1920 x 1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3857 Kbps | 58mn 21s | 1.63 GB
Audio: English AAC 132 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Arts

Documentary in which Andrew Graham-Dixon reveals how the Medici family transformed Florence through sculpture, painting and architecture and created a world where masterpieces fetch millions today.

ZDF Films - The Medici Files (2014) [Repost]  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Jan. 30, 2017
ZDF Films - The Medici Files (2014) [Repost]

ZDF Films - The Medici Files (2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3028 Kbps | 2x~52mn | English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | 2.33 GB
Genre: Documentary, Health-Medical, History

It is the largest-scale project in forensic medicine of all times: the Medici Project. With leading experts and real Medici family members this docu-drama follows the Medici’s trail of blood, offering a brand-new take on the dramatic intrigues and mysterious murders within the Medici family. Cutting-edge CGI and 3-D effects visualize the stunning findings as well as lavish live action scenes. It is the real CSI Florence: the Medici family is subject of one of the most intriguing forensic projects of all times.
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.
Capella Pratensis / Joshua Rifkin - Vivat Leo! Music for a Medici Pope (2010) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Various Composers - Capella Pratensis / Joshua Rifkin - Vivat Leo! Music for a Medici Pope
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 435 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Challenge Classics # CC72366 | Country/Year: Europe 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Renaissance

…and the album as a whole would serve that goal well. It leaves the listener understanding the Renaissance sacred a cappella repertory better than he or she did before playing it. Strongly recommended. All notes and texts are in English, French, German, and Dutch.
Capella Pratensis / Joshua Rifkin - Vivat Leo! Music for a Medici Pope (2010) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Various Composers - Capella Pratensis / Joshua Rifkin - Vivat Leo! Music for a Medici Pope
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,55 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,10 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Challenge Classics # CC72366 | Country/Year: Europe 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Renaissance

…and the album as a whole would serve that goal well. It leaves the listener understanding the Renaissance sacred a cappella repertory better than he or she did before playing it. Strongly recommended. All notes and texts are in English, French, German, and Dutch.

PBS - Empires: The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (2004)  Video

Posted by denisbul at April 1, 2011
PBS - Empires: The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (2004)

PBS - Empires: The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (2004)
DVDRip | AVI | English | 00:55:20 | 640x352 | XviD - 1768 Kbps | AC3 - 192 Kbps | 700 MB
Genre: Documentary | Country: USA

From a base in 15th-century Florence, the Medici family used charm, patronage, duplicity, and ruthlessness to amass wealth and power. The Medicis also ignited Western history's most important cultural and artistic revolution, the Renaissance, but doomed their own ordered world. This epic drama in the courts, cathedrals, and palaces of Europe traces a family's powerful ambition and a continent's tortured struggle to emerge from the Dark Ages.
PBS Empires: The Medici - Godfathers of the Renaissance (2004)

PBS Empires: The Medici - Godfathers of the Renaissance (2004)
DVD-Rip | English | AVI | DivX 5 @ 1567Kbps | 640x352 | 29 fps | Dolby AC3 @ 192Kbps | 03:41:21 | 2.76 GB
Genre: Documentary

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.

The Medici Harpsichord Book (Aapo Häkkinen)  Music

Posted by Bibixy at May 11, 2008
The Medici Harpsichord Book (Aapo Häkkinen)

The Medici Harpsichord Book (Aapo Häkkinen)
29 tracks | MP3 192 Kbps | 2 RAR | 61+54Mb

The library of the Florence Conservatory of Music contains a little manuscript book of harpsichord music which until now has remained almost entirely overlooked. Catalogued as MS D.2358, it is handsomely bound in leather with guilded edges: a gold embossed emblem on the cover points to a Grand Duke of Tuscany.

Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Sept. 4, 2017
Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence

Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence by Lia Markey
English | August 24th, 2016 | ISBN: 027107115X | 261 pages | PDF | 448.56 MB

The first full-length study of the impact of the discovery of the Americas on Italian Renaissance art and culture, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence demonstrates that the Medici grand dukes of Florence were not only great patrons of artists but also early conservators of American culture.