Manfred Barbarini Lupus (ca 1560) was a popular composer during the mediaeval and Renaissance periods. The St. Gallen Monastery, for whom these works were composed, was one of the most influential in Europe at that time. Performing these works is the Ensemble Ordo Virtutum. The ensemble was founded by musicologist Professor Dr. Stefen Johannes Morent, and specializes in mediaeval music.
Come nasce l'alchimia? Che cos'è la pietra filosofale? E cosa sapevano i filosofi ermetici dell'elisir di lunga vita? Queste e altre domande sono all'origine dello studio sulla storia antica e moderna dell'alchimia. Attraverso una attenta ricostruzione delle fonti, si delinea un paesaggio misterioso, popolato da eremiti, stregoni, monaci e scienziati.
An R&B band that only played pop to get on the charts, Manfred Mann and its various permutations ranked among the most adept British Invasion acts in both styles. South African-born keyboardist Manfred Mann was originally an aspiring jazz player, moving toward R&B when more blues-oriented sounds became in vogue in England in the early '60s. Original Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones was one of the best British Invasion singers, and his resonant vocals were the best feature of their early R&B sides, which had a slightly jazzier and smoother touch than the early work of the Rolling Stones and Animals…
Eternal Rituals represents a heavier side of Junius, who constantly surprise album to album, and song to song with their unique touches and flourishes. While their EPs are mostly forgettable, their previous 2 full-length albums had a core sound to them that Junius extends to this new album and yet manages to carve out a unique identity for it with enough musical adventure to keep you engaged throughout its short 45 minute duration. Songs like The Queen's Constellation and A Mass for Metaphysicans are true delights to return to over and over. Where do they come up with these song and long album titles? Overall this is their career best album since their stunning debut 8 years ago, a moving and tragic paean to the theorist Immaneul Velikosky. Fans of dark rock, indie music and 90's gothic metal are sure to find this a real treat.