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Composer: of Bingen, Hildegard (1098-1179)

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Year of birth1098
Year of death1179
NationalityGermany
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LondonMusica Secreta at St Pancras New Church – Not Mortals, But Angels: The Flowering of Convent Music

Musica Secreta at St Pancras New Church – Not Mortals, But Angels: The Flowering of Convent Music
of Bingen, Binchois, des Prez, Rore, D'Este, Palestrina, Aleotti
Musica Secreta

StockholmMusical Nuns and Groundbreaking Feminists

Musical Nuns and Groundbreaking Feminists
Leonarda, Kassia, Perucona, Assandra, of Bingen
Anna Paradiso Laurin; Catalina Langborn; Christina Larsson Malberg; Lisa Rydberg
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Three concerts and the magic mountain’s Sunday rest in Davos

Immer mit der Ruhe © Yannick Andrea, Davos Festival
The “Festival Tour” and its three-venue concerts of the Davos Festival programme included almost as many visual and outdoor delights as it did musical treats. 
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Fabulous Mozart from Nicole Car in eclectic Sydney programme

Nicole Car © Georges Antoni
Bracing and emotionally direct performances from the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Nicole Car, in a carefully-planned programme.
****1
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Chanticleer in Dublin

Chanticleer © Lisa Kohler
From madrigals to modern music Chanticleer impressed with sumptuous singing in all the genres, in their National Concert Hall recital in Dublin.
*****
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Meditations in sound from The Hilliard Ensemble and Jan Garbarek

The Hilliard Ensemble  ©  Friedrun Reinhold
In 1993, by some strange musical alchemy, a creative partnership was born that has gone on to bear some remarkable fruit. On Officium, stylish jazz and classical label ECM brought together The Hilliard Ensemble – a vocal quartet known for the precision with which it had tackled and animated austere soundworlds from Perotin to Pärt – and Norwegian jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek.
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Officium Novum: Hilliard Ensemble and Jan Garbarek

David James, Rogers Covey-Crump, Jan Garbarek, Steven Harrold, Gordon Jones  ©  Paolo Soriani / ECM Records
It has been nearly twenty years since the Hilliard Ensemble and Jan Garbarek released their first recording, Officium, in which the austere harmonies of medieval sacred music sung by the male voice quartet were augmented by Garbarek’s beautiful, freewheeling saxophone melodies.
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