Monday, January 23, 2023

Sibyl of the Rhine

I gave a lecture once where I played 14 different recordings of Hildegard, and the audience assumed they were all separate pieces. But they were really the same composition, in wildly different performances.
~Honey Meconi

For Music Monday, Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179):

Another quote about Hildegard of Bingen from Honey Meconi:
One the things I love about her is that she was 42 before she started writing anything down. In a sense, I think of her as the patron saint of “late bloomers.”

...Hildegard was also someone who didn’t accept her place in the world. She wrote her books, and created a new language, and, in a male-dominated church, she went on preaching tours at a time when women were not supposed to preach, especially in public.

One more thing that isn't music...YouTube suggested that I watch this and I was impressed. Rajiv Surendra:

1 comment:

HWY said...

Hildegard von Bingen was quite a strong character. Never heard of her before, but I like the idea of her being the patron saint of "late bloomers." :-)

The video of Rajiv Surendra's apartment was fascinating.