Ancient Music, Hadrian

Music for Hadrian (part two)

"Hymne À la Muse" by Atrium Musicae de Madrid & Gregorio Paniagua (Atrium Musicae was an early music ensemble from Madrid, Spain, founded in 1964) Mesomedes, a Greek lyric poet and composer of Cretan birth, was a freedman and the court musician of Hadrian. He wrote paens glorifying his patron and his policies, such as… Continue reading Music for Hadrian (part two)

Ancient Music, Hadrian, Music of ancient Rome

Music for Hadrian (part one) Hymn To Nemesis By Mesomedes Of Crete by Petros TabourisIn addition to his great provincial travels and skills of leadership, Hadrian was a great patron of the arts. He was considered an expert in many fields such as arithmetic, geometry, architecture, painting, poetry and music. Hadrian surrounded himself with men of genius: the poet and… Continue reading Music for Hadrian (part one)