Category: Middle Ages

[PREMIERING 5 PM ET] Divine Messengers | From Nun to Genius (Episode 3)

Saint Hildegard was not only a nun, poet, and musician, but also a divinely inspired philosopher who observed the patterns in our universe, from microcosm to macrocosm. She had remarkable visions, and was consulted by kings, emperors, noblemen, and the clergy. Hildegard wrote theological, botanical, and medicinal texts and there are more surviving chants by…


PREMIERING NOW: Divine Messengers | From Nun to Genius (Episode 3)

Saint Hildegard was not only a nun, poet, and musician, but also a divinely inspired philosopher who observed the patterns in our universe, from microcosm to macrocosm. She had remarkable visions, and was consulted by kings, emperors, noblemen, and the clergy. Hildegard wrote theological, botanical, and medicinal texts and there are more surviving chants by…


Divine Messengers | From Nun to Genius (Episode 3)

Saint Hildegard was not only a nun, poet, and musician, but also a divinely inspired philosopher who observed the patterns in our universe, from microcosm to macrocosm. She had remarkable visions, and was consulted by kings, emperors, noblemen, and the clergy. Hildegard wrote theological, botanical, and medicinal texts and there are more surviving chants by…


The Italian Renaissance: To the Glory of God or Man?

My earliest memories of Italy are of Venice. In such a strange and magical world, I felt like Alice in Wonderland; as a child, I chased pigeons around St. Mark’s Square, while my father painted watercolors of the scene. Later, as part of my art history studies, I traveled frequently from Salzburg, where I studied, to…