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Ritual Sufí-Andalusí.
Al-Shushtarí. 1212 - 1269.


Omar Metioui - Musical Director.

Mohamed Mehdi Temsamani - Cheikh de la Zawya.

Eduardo Paniagua - Producer and music coordinator and documentation.


PN-530

The religious singing of the Islamic confraternities, for its beauty and genuineness. It affects deeply who attends it. What to say of enjoying the singing and the prayer, only allowed the Muslims who initiated in top stages of the sufí way.

Cantigas de Jerez.
Alfonso X El Sabio 1221 - 1284.

Eduardo Paniagua.


PN-570

The great collection of miracles of the Song-book of the Troubadour poems, once exhausted the common European collections, goes centering in histories near to the national matters. Sherry appears twelve times in the Troubadour poems, one of the Andalusian cities that more appear in the Troubadour poems.

 

 

WALLADAH (Córdoba 994-1077) and IBN ZAYDUN (Córdoba 1003-1071).
Una historia de amor y poesía ~ A story of love and poetry.

Eduardo Paniagua ~ El Arabi Ensemble.

PN-500
A time of love - Disappointments and reproaches - Idealised love.
The songs recorded on this CD are based on the poems by these two medieval poets from Cordoba. Using Andalusí music from the same period in history the poems have been adapted to existing melodies. The poetry itself has survived in the Andalusí nubas from Morocco, and anonymous texts have been replaced by the words written by Walladah and Ibn Zaydún. In this way we have poetry and music from the 11th century using the "contrafacta" technique, common in Al-Andalus at the time. The result is a collection of the most beautiful melodies from the repertoire, with new verses in the same rhyme and metre as the ones they replace.
A dialogue of love and indifference that for the very first time is expressed through the surviving verse written by Princess Walladah, corresponded by her eternal suitor Ibn Zaydún.
The collaboration between Eduardo Paniagua as musical director and producer, and the singers El Arabí Serghini and Aouatif Bouamar continues PNEUMA's previous series of projects: "Poemas de la Alhambra" PN-230, "Felicidad Cumplida. Inscripciones árabes del Alcázar de Sevilla" PN-290 and "El Agua de la Alhambra" PN-320.
Only nine of Wallada poems have been preserved, of which five are satirical, daring, risqué and caustic. As a sign of her independence and freedom, she wore this emblematic verse embroidered on the right shoulder of her tunic:
On the left:
I am fit for high positions by God
And am going my way with pride.
On the left:
I allow my lover to touch my cheek
And bestow my kiss on him who craves it.
Ibn Zaydún.
Ibn Zaydún.
When she offers me jasmine in the palm of her hand
I collect bright stars from the hand of the moon.

 

Cantigas de Francia.
Alfonso X El Sabio. 1221 - 1284.

Eduardo Paniagua.

PN-520
Alfonso X (1221-1294), king of Castile and León, pursuer for eighteen years (1257-1275) of the crown of the Holy Roman Empire, has been labelled "Emperor of Culture" because of the intensity of his works on History, Science and Law, and because of his participation in poetry, music, book illumination and architecture.
As part of his project of rendering into the vernacular the classical knowledge of the Arabic, Latin and Hebrew cultures, he ordered the production of some manuscripts comprising the most advanced ideas in these fields. The intellectual cast of his court, with experts and connoisseurs from the furthermost parts of the known world, gradually made himself and his kingdoms more and more renowned in the Europe of the 13th century.

It is in the poems from the Cantigas of Santa María, written in the Galician-Portuguese language, rather than the works written in Castillian, that the poet-king is personally best reflected.

Alfonso gathered a great number of Iberian and Transpyrenean Marian works from before his time. Among the latter it is worth pointing out the French sources for the Cantigas of the different Marian sanctuaries: Rocamadour, Soissons, Paris, Chartres, etc; and the authors: Hugo Farsitus, Gautier de Coincy, Herman de Laon, Gobius, Etienne deBourbon, Vincent de Beauvais, Jean Le Marchand, the Speculum Historiale and the Provençal miracles.

The present work has made a daring selection from among more than eighty cantigas from the songbook whose miracles happen in France, both in the North and in the Occitan sanctuaries.
CSM-102 * THE CLERGYMAN AND THE ROBBERS
CSM-123 * THE DOCTOR OF MONTPELLIER
CSM-236 * ON THE WATERS OF MARSEILLES
CSM-38 * THE STONE THROWN BY THE GAMBLER OF CHATEAUROUX (BOURGES)
CSM-11 * THE DROWNED MONK
CSM-111 * THE CLERGYMAN DROWNED IN THE SEINE (PARIS)
CSM-148 * THE INVULNERABLE SHIfT OF CHARTRES
CSM-59 * THE ENAMOURED NUN OF FONTEVRAULT ABBEY
CSM-8 * PETER OF SIGRAR'S VIOL (ROCAMADOUR)
CSM-7 * PREGNANT ABBESS (SOISSONS)
CSM-35 * THE RELICS OF LAON

Cantigas de Italia.
Alfonso X El Sabio 1221 - 1284.

Eduardo Paniagua

CDPN-510

Los milagros de las Cantigas, aunque variados y pintorescos, por el carácter del cancionero quedan dentro del contexto del trobador que ofrece a su amada Santa María un mosaico de hazañas de la propia Virgen.

 

 

 


 

Caballeros.
Cantigas de Alfonso X El Sabio (1221-1284)

Música Antigua - Eduardo Paniagua

CDPN-490
The world of medieval knightood is a passionately interesting chapter of history. There is much to study still, both with regards to noble knigths and to more popular chivalry. In contrast with the ideal world of knights portrayed in books, and in contrast also with the regulations contained in the codices of knightly laws, there appear the stories of knights within the Cantigas of Our Lady.
 

Meadow of Gazeless. (Núba Sika)
Maluf de Constantina - Andalusí Misic in Argelia.

Salim Fergani

CDPN-460
Sumptuous melodies lend et more value to the pure poetry and rich lenguage of the Sika Núba which dates back to ancient Persia The music forces the musician to exceed his artistic ability.

 


Maqamat Ziryáb.
Desde el Eúfrates al Guadalquivir

Nasser Shamma

CDPN-480
Improvisaciones, variaciones y composiciones sobre el laúd de los modos (maqamat) que trajo Ziryáb de Bagdag a Córdoba hace más de mil años.


 


El Cantar de la Conquista de Almería

El Cantar de la Conquista de Almería.
Eduardo Paniagua

CDPN-450
Poema épico y trovadores de Alfonso VII El Emperador
Dos Corazones

Dos Corazones. (Nuba Rasd Dhil)
Salim Fergani

CDPN-440
Maluf de Constantina | Música Andalusí de Argelia
 
Música de Pneuma (Tres Culturas)

La Música de Pneuma
Pneuma

CDPN-350
Las Tres Culturas de la Música Medieval Española
 




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TRADITION
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EDUARDO PANIAGUA

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Omar Metioui & Eduardo Paniagua

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