Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)

Tales of Sicily – An historic Sicilian Journey through music of the past

Ciao a tutti, I’m Elizabeth King and welcome to the first episode of “Tales of Sicily – An historic Sicilian Journey through music of the past”

I will describe Sicily to you through music, trying to imagine the events that happened in Sicily, when the composer we are speaking about, lived.

It’s an opportunity to know both, Sicily and the artist.

So close your eyes and travel to the past, together with me.

Buon viaggio!

We are in the twelfth century, when Hildegard von Bingen lived (1098-1179)

At that time, Sicily was ruled by the Normans, who, just 23 years before the birth of our artist, conquered the island, undermining the Arabs.

Saint Hildegard of Bingen, also known as Saint Hildegard, and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, and visionary.

Throughout her life, Hildegard produced a substantial and fascinating body of work ranging from music to medicine to cosmology and God.

Narrator Elizabeth King

We are free, free, free, free!, not influenced by billionaire owners, politicians or shareolders.

Splendid Sicily is self-sustaining it depends on donations from those who love Sicily and Sicilians all over the world.

Help us to continue showing the world this wonderful place and these wonderful people. Give us the possibility to get out there, interview the locals, sit on a bench with them, visit their homes, look for Sicilians and Sicilian lovers around the world, report the past, present and future of the marvels of the biggest island in the Mediterranean.

Please, support us!

Cannolo Report: fortnightly newsline

Sicilian current affairs programme: local news stories.


Easter, Demeter, Spaghetti ai ricci and much more

Easter, Demeter, Spaghetti ai ricci and much more

Join the team and host your show

Become a Sicilian

Join us! Become a Supporter of Sicily.

Click here

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don’t miss any news about SplendidSicily!

I have read and agree to the privacy policy