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Dom Dinis: King of Portugal

Catherine Bott explores the musical legacy and life of King Dinis I, who both patronised musicians and wrote music himself in 13th-century Portugal.

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.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Alfonso X Of Castille

    Entre Av'e Eva

    Performer: Brigitte Lesne (hurdy-gurdy, voice)

    • OPUS.
    • OPS 30134.
  • Anon.

    Cantigas de Santa Maria - Cantiga 320

    Performers: Clemencic Consort, Rene Clemencic (director)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMX 2901524/27.
  • Dom Dinis

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

    Performers: Ensemble Alcatraz

    • DORIAN.
    • DOR 90285.
  • Martín Codax

    Cantiga: Mandad'ei comigo

    Performer: Brigitte Lesne (voice and harp)

    • OPUS.
    • OPS 30134.
  • Dom Dinis

    Cantigas 1 & 2

    Performers: Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier (director)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMU 907129.
  • Dom Dinis

    Cantiga 3

    Performers: Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier (director)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMU 907129.
  • Dom Dinis

    Cantiga 4 & 5

    Performers: Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier (director)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMU 907129.
  • Dom Dinis

    Cantigas 6 & 7

    Performers: Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier (director)

    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMU 907129.

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