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CONTINUUM: The Paniaguas

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The early music ensemble, Atrium Musicae de Madrid, was founded in 1964 by Spanish monk, Gregorio Paniagua. Performing in the ensemble were members of the Paniagua family. The ensemble disbanded in the 1980s. Many recordings were made by the family and this Continuum presents selections from four of their CDs. Their performances are unique and unlike any of the other early music ensembles of that period. Recordings used are: La Folia (Atrium Musicae de Madrid) - Harmonia Mundi HMC 801050, Tarentule-Tarentelle (Atrium Musicae de Madrid) - Harmonia Mundi HMA 190179, Cantigas de Sevilla (Atrium Musicae de Madrid) - Pneuma PN2-590, and Cantigas de Toledo (Atrium Musicae de Madrid) - Pneuma CD-010.

Milton has been the co-host (with Thais St. Julien) of Continuum since 1976. He is a true New Orleanean, born on Mardi Gras day, attending P. A. Capdau Grammar School and Warren Easton High School. After completing the five year program of the Tulane School of Architecture in 1956 he was drafted into the Army. After a two year stint in the combat engineers in Germany he returned to New Orleans to work with the architectural firm of Goldstein, Parham & Labouisse, becoming an associate in the firm of Parham & Labouisse after Mr. Goldstein’s death. He was appointed University Architect for Dillard University in 1972 and retired from that position in 2002.