Hildegard Von Bingen [1098 – 1179] : O Clarissima Mater [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Κατά ένα ενδιαφέροντα τρόπο, ένας από τους θεμέλιους λίθους της δυτικής “λόγιας” μουσικής, κυριαρχούμενης από άνδρες, είναι το έργο μιας γυναίκας που κυριάρχησε πνευματικά τον 12ο αιώνα : της Γερμανίδας μοναχής, συγγραφέως συνθέτιδας, φιλοσόφου, και μυστικίστριας / οραματίστριας Hildegard Von Bingen, τιμώμενης ως αγίας από την Καθολική και την Προτεσταντική Εκκλησία.
Ακούμε ένα ύμνο της στην Θεοτόκο.

Interestingly, one of the cornerstones of Western classical music, dominated by men, is the work of a woman who dominated spiritually in the 12th century: the abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, and German mystic / visionary Hildegard Von Bingen, honored as a saint by both the Catholic and the Protestant Church.
We hear a hymn by her to the Virgin Mary.

Enjoy!


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!