Les Witches follow the trail of songs and dances as one follows the course of a river… Sometimes visiting the universe of Court, sometimes that of the tavern, this set brings together enchanting tunes and evocative titles that, by evoking characters and places, relate veritable pages of history. With Les Witches more boisterous than ever!
The cycle of 125 variations that Costanzo Festa composed on the famous melody called La Spagna is conceived on a scale unique during the Renaissance, and may justly be described as a compositional tour-de-force. It has been comparisons to works such as Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations. This budget priced reissue, released for the first time in 2003, features a selection of these variations performed by the Huelgas-Ensemble.
Vigorous and colourful medieval dances revealed by Jordi Savall! The Estampie is a medieval dance consisting of four to seven sections, called puncta, each of which is repeated (in the form aa, bb, cc, etc…).The more widely accepted etymology relates it to stamper, to stamp the feet. Illuminations and paintings from the period seem to indicate that the estampie involves fairly vigorous hopping. The earliest reported example of this musical form is the song "Kalenda Maya" (track 3), supposedly written by the troubadour Raimbaut de Vaqueiras (1180-1207) to the melody of an estampida played by French jongleurs. In this irresistible album, Jordi Savall explores a Royal manuscript from the French National Library.
Dopo il gradimento espresso dai lettori per la prima edizione italiana del Nursing Medico-Chirurgico di Brunner e Sucldarth, questa seconda edizione italiana, condotto sulla nona edizione del testo originale, Meical-Surgical Nursing di Brunner e Suddarth edito da Lippincott nel 2000, va ad aggiornare e ad arricchire un'opera più che mai utile e necessaria per la formazione degli infermieri in questo terzo millennio. …
That's right, King! in Swedish, "Kong" rather than "Drottning"! Christina (1626-1689) was the only surviving child of Sweden's greatest monarch Gustavus Adolphus Vasa, who raised her to rule as a king and whose ministers executed his will by crowning the six-year-old girl King! Christina ruled under a regency until age 18, and then personally and earnestly over some eight years until her abdication in 1654. Her involvement in Swedish affair didn't terminate with her abdication, however. She returned to Sweden several times, on the last of which she might well have resumed her throne but for her whimsical conversion to Catholicism. She also drew her wealth, in her initial years in Italy, from vast estates in Sweden.