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The Middle Ages have passed many centuries between Sappho and her first known direct successor, but when she finally got to the line, made a real mess. First preserved composition of a woman originating from the twelfth century, and its name was Hildegard (von Bingen). Despite all his life spent in a convent, Hildegard was actually led a very interesting life: not only what is known as the first recorded composer in Western European history, she is considered the founder of the German natural history (since it dealt with herbology and holistic medicine, and left behind several works on the subject), and the creator of the language, which is called lingua ignota, with special imaginary letter. Few know her? In addition, since early childhood had a vision that became more intense as she was older. These visions of Hildegard was recorded in his poems, and his first book (in which he recorded a prophecy) started to write because her “God’s orders.” Most historians argue that this is actually a very clever way around the medieval monastery of gender policies and rules. This theory contributes to the fact that Hildegard herself is often called “ignorant woman,” while its analysis and musical creativity and to show that he was well acquainted with medieval music theory. The claim that the inspiration for writing songs and books came from above, direct from the Head, legitimized her work and allowed her to devote himself to composing and literary work without interruption. In mid-century, Hildegard became so famous that he founded his own monastery, filled with women who had come from afar, attracted by its mysticism and prophecies. Hildegard has left a total of 77 religious compositions and the religious song with music in the world, written in her own texts (this is more unusual, since the Church Music and day-today overwhelmingly said the existing texts, included in the canon of by church officials) that were in musical terms quite different from its contemporaries: its melodies are coming out beyond the narrow framework of standard church music, and were much richer than songs and tunes by other composers. Also showed a remarkable gift developer melody from a small initial nucleus of motive (several centuries later, this technique would of Beethoven celebrate), in contrast to their peers which are preformed compositions created by queuing different musical formula.


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