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Eduardo Paniagua

Biography

Born: 1952; Madrid, Spain  
Eduardo Paniagua is among the more interesting musicians to have led dual careers: as a conductor, wind player, and percussionist he has received enthusiastic praise for his concerts and numerous recordings of music of Medieval Spain, but he is also quite an accomplished architect. One might further add businessman to his résumé, since he is the founder of the Spanish record label Pneuma.

Paniagua was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1952. He
Read more came from a musical family and as a child displayed unusual musical talent. By 14 he was playing in Atrium Musicae, an ensemble devoted to various kinds of early music from Europe. In that group Paniagua performed with three brothers, Luis, Carlos, and Gregorio (the group's director). Eduardo played various kinds of flutes and percussion instruments in the ensemble and by 16 had made four recordings.

Paniagua remained a member of Atrium Musicae from 1966 to 1983, a period during which he also founded two other groups devoted to early music, Calamus and Hoquetus, the former a vocal/instrumental ensemble focusing on Medieval Arab and Andalusian music and the latter a vocal group devoted to the performance of various Medieval works.

In 1994 the busy Paniagua founded two more ensembles, Musica Antigua and Ibn Baya. Again, the repertory of these groups focused primarily on ancient music, with the latter group taking in Arab-Andalusian works as a specialty. By now Paniagua and his ensembles had developed a large following, both among the concert-going public and record buyers. Sony Classics signed Paniagua to a contract in 1995 that would yield 14 CDs by the end of 1998. Ten of them featured Musica Antigua in a series of Cantigas (Cantigas de Italia, Cantigas de Francia, et. al.), and four of them were with Ibn Baya in various Maluf (Andalusi) works.

It was around this time, too, that Paniagua founded the label Pneuma, which he later used to re-release the 10 Cantigas recordings made for Sony. By 2006 Pneuma had issued more than 40 titles. In 1997 Paniagua was nominated for Best Classical Music Artist by the Academy of Spanish Music. He received the same nomination in 2000 and 2004. Paniagua's later recordings include El Camino De Santiago (2005), and Lo Mejor de las Cantigas (2006), both featuring collections of Cantigas made with Musica Antigua for his Pneuma label. Read less
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  • 1.
    Alfonso X El Sabio: Cantigas de Nuestro Senor / Eduardo Paniagua
    Label: Pneuma   Catalog: 1280 Release Date: 11/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfons X (El Sabio),  Alfonso X (El Sabio)
    Conductor:  Eduardo Paniagua
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música Antigua (Spain)
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    Piratas Y Corsarios: Ladrones Del Mar
    Label: Pneuma   Catalog: 1370 Release Date: 11/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Alfons X (El Sabio),  Alfonso X (El Sabio),  Traditional Arabic-Andalu
    Conductor:  Eduardo Paniagua
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música Antigua (Spain)
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    Alfonso X El Sabio: Cantigas De Inglaterra
    Label: Pneuma Classics   Catalog: 990 Release Date: 09/10/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfons X (El Sabio)
    Performer:  Eduardo Paniagua
    Conductor:  Eduardo Paniagua
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música Antigua (Spain)
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    L'Amore mi fa Sollozar: With Insturments Designed by Leonardo Da Vinci
    Label: Pneuma   Catalog: 1320 Release Date: 08/13/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joan Ambrosio Dalza,  Anonymous,  Johannes Tinctoris,  Michele Pesenti  ... 
    Conductor:  Eduardo Paniagua
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música Antigua (Spain)
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    Serranillas Del Marques De Santillana
    Label: Pneuma   Catalog: 1410 Release Date: 08/13/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alonso,  Juan del Encina,  Anonymous,  Marqués de Santillana  ... 
    Conductor:  Eduardo Paniagua
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música Antigua (Spain)
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  • 6.
    Cantigas Of Castille & Leon / Paniagua, Música Antigua
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 62265 Release Date: 05/31/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfons X (El Sabio)
    Conductor:  Eduardo Paniagua
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música Antigua
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    El Camino De Santiago - Alfonso X El Sabio / Paniagua, Et Al
    Label: Pneuma Classics   Catalog: 680 Release Date: 11/08/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfons X (El Sabio)
    Performer:  Eduardo Paniagua,  Henar Alvarez,  David Mayoral,  Cesar Carazo  ... 
    Conductor:  Eduardo Paniagua
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    Música Cortesana En La Europa De Juana I De Castilla
    Label: Pneuma Classics   Catalog: 710 Release Date: 11/08/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesaro,  Johann Weck,  Heinrich Isaac,  Antoine Busnois  ... 
    Conductor:  Eduardo Paniagua
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música Antigua
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    The Life Of Mary - Alfonso X: Cantigas / Eduardo Paniagua
    Label: Sony Classical   Catalog: 62284 Release Date: 08/30/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alfons X (El Sabio)
    Conductor:  Eduardo Paniagua
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música Antigua,  Valle de los Caídos Monastery Children's Choir
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