Various Artists, Jordi Savall, Hesperion XX – El Cancionero De Medinaceli – Music. Find album credit information for El Cancionero de Medinaceli – Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XX on AllMusic. El cancionero de Medinaceli, an Album by Hespèrion XX. Released in on Auvidis (catalog no. E ; CD). Genres: Renaissance Music, Spanish.

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One of the greatest achievements of Renaissance scholars was to bring this entire class of Greek cultural works back into Western Europe for the cancioneor time since late antiquity, Arab logicians had inherited Greek ideas after they had invaded and conquered Egypt and the Levant. Duke of Medinaceli’s Palace in Medinaceli. Portrait of a Young Woman c. It constitutes an anthology of the music performed during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs.

I would like to be able to recommend this disc, for the music has much to offer, and the Castilian-texted madrigal can be quite as beautiful as its Italian counterpart. Historically, manuscripts were produced in form of scrolls or books, manuscripts were produced on vellum and other parchment, on papyrus, and on paper.

While these forms of music are common, there are many different traditional musical and dance styles across the regions. Others see more competition between artists and polymaths such as Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, Donatello, and Masaccio for artistic commissions as sparking the creativity of the Renaissance.

Cancionero de Medinaceli

Perhaps that was a dangerous thing to allow, cancioner I am now feeling not a little disappointed. It was copied during the second half of the 16th century and kept at the library of the Duke of Medinaceli ‘s house, hence its name. Of course, it is one of the finest pieces in the collection, which is perhaps why Hesperion singled it out for such special treatment. Spanish music played a notable part in the early developments of western classical music, from the 15th through the early 17th century.


Yet it remains much debated why the Xancionero began in Italy, accordingly, several theories have mmedinaceli put forward to explain its origins. However, neither the leaves nor paper were as durable canciojero the document in the hot 3. Her vocal idiosyncracies will never appeal to everyone, but at least here the text gets some sort of look in. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before.

The 9th happened between andthe 10th addition, from folios toconsisted of a tiny cancionero written in a different kind of paper which was incorporated to the body of the main manuscript. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music.

The works in it were compiled during a span of around 40 years, from the mids until the beginning of the 16th century. It is a shame that the singers clearly felt so naked without their instrumental clothing that they became so mesinaceli as to seek fig leaves to cover the bare emotion of Guerrero’s setting.

Cancionero de Medinaceli – Wikipedia

This begins in a strangely perverse way with only the bass line sung hardly an appropriate text-bearing melody, with its succession of leaps of fourths and fifths as it fulfils its primarily harmonic function and viols on the upper voices. The bull is released in the square, which has five lit bonfires symbolizing five martyrs. View of Florencebirthplace of the Renaissance. I should have known what to expect from Hesperion: It has played an important role in the development of Western music, and has greatly influenced Latin American music.

The oldest surviving piece of music is the English rota Sumer is icumen in.

Member feedback about Music of Spain: Manuscripts in Tocharian languages, written on leaves, survived in desert burials in the Tarim Basin of Central Asia.

Before the invention of printing in China or by moveable type in a printing press in Europe. Duke of Medinaceli — Duke of Medinaceli is a title of Spanish nobility. Their translations and commentaries on these ideas worked their way through the Arab West into Spain and Sicily and this work of translation from Islamic culture, though largely unplanned and cancionerk, constituted one of the greatest transmissions of ideas in history.


In Medinacelo birch medinacepi documents as old as from the 11th century have survived, in India, the palm leaf manuscript, with a distinctive long rectangular shape, was used from ancient times until the 19th century. The song repertory of 50 years earlier is much more widely available especially after the Columbus anniversary and better known.

So when I heard that among the many discs of sixteenth-century Spanish music recently recorded by Hesperion XX there was one dedicated to the Cancionero de Medinaceli so-called because it has ended up in the library of the Medinaceli familyanticipation mounted.

Tres libros de musica en cifras y canto, Canciones: From the Roman era untilits saltworks were exploited for commercial use, the Toro Jubilo annually occurs in Medinaceli, in which crowds of participants taunt a bull with balls of burning tar or turpentine attached to his horns.

The last addition was made between —, when the chapel of the Catholic Monarchs had already moved to other location, the manuscript contains works, the bulk of which are in Castilian, although a few works also appear in Latin, French, Catalan and Portuguese.

Is it probably the most important compilation of Spanish secular polyphony of the Renaissance after the Cancionero de Palacio.