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Dom Dinis: King of Portugal

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 09 October 2011

Catherine Bott explores the musical legacy of King Dinis I of Portugal. He was a remarkable man, born in the year 1261, and ruled Portugal for 46 years during which time he consolidated both his country's economy and its frontiers, limiting the powers of the aristocracy and resolving conflicts in the church. He was known for his wisdom, prudence and passion for justice, and not only was his court a refuge for poets and minstrels from all over the Iberian peninsula and beyond, he also joined them with his own poetry and music.

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Alfonso X Of Castille Entre Av'e Eva

    Performer: Brigitte Lesne (hurdy-gurdy, voice)

    OPUS, OPS 30134

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    [anonymous] Cantigas de Santa Maria - Cantiga 320

    Performers: Clemencic Consort, Rene Clemencic (director)

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMX 2901524/27

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    Dom Dinis Levantous' a velida (text – King Dinis, melody – Higginson)

    Performers: Ensemble Alcatraz

    DORIAN, DOR 90285

  • Image for Martín Codax

    Martín Codax Cantiga: Mandad'ei comigo

    Performer: Brigitte Lesne (voice and harp)

    OPUS, OPS 30134

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    Dom Dinis Cantigas 1 & 2

    Performers: Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier (director)

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMU 907129

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    Dom Dinis Cantiga 3

    Performers: Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier (director)

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMU 907129

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    Dom Dinis Cantiga 4 & 5

    Performers: Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier (director)

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMU 907129

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    Dom Dinis Cantigas 6 & 7

    Performers: Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier (director)

    HARMONIA MUNDI, HMU 907129

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