^ Back to Top
^ Back to Discography
Classical Music Home
Email Password  
Not a subscriber yet?
Keyword Search


(1079 - 1142)

Common Misspellings of Peter Abelard

Distinguished as a philosopher, poet and musician, Peter Abelard is also remembered for his love affair with Héloïse and for the revenge taken on him by her uncle Canon Fulbert who had him castrated. Abelard became a monk and Héloïse a nun—eventually Abbess of the Convent of the Paraclete. Abelard’s teaching, as a philosopher and then as a theologian, was originally unauthorised and earned him official condemnation, the opposition of the Cistercian reformer Bernard of Clairvaux, and the support of the Abbot of Cluny.

Sacred Music

Abelard’s love songs are lost, and from the hymn-book only one melody survives for O quanta qualia. There remain, however, a series of six Planctus (‘Laments’), including the lament of David on the death of Saul and Jonathan.

View by Role: Classical Composer | Lyricist
Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
HILDEGARD VON BINGEN: Vox Cosmica (Hirundo Maris) Carpe Diem
Vocal Ensemble
Medieval Carols Naxos
Choral - Sacred
SAINTS AND SINNERS - The Music of Medieval and Renaissance Europe [10 CD Boxed Set] Naxos
Choral - Sacred
Role: Lyricist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 

  View Albums

 Tell a Friend |  Bookmark this page Digg It |  Bookmark this page Del.icio.us. |  Add to Facebook Facebook |  FURL FURL |  Add to MySpace MySpace |  Stumbleupon StumbleUpon |  Twitter Twitter

Famous Composers Quick Link:
Bach | Beethoven | Chopin | Dowland | Handel | Haydn | Mozart | Glazunov | Schumann | R Strauss | Vivaldi
5:01:28 PM, 2 May 2016
All Naxos Historical, Naxos Classical Archives, Naxos Jazz, Folk and Rock Legends and Naxos Nostalgia titles are not available in the United States and some titles may not be available in Australia and Singapore because these countries have copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.
Copyright © 2016 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved.     Terms of Use     Privacy Policy
Classical Music Home
NOTICE: This site was unavailable for several hours on Saturday, June 25th 2011 due to some unexpected but essential maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience.