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Orient Occident II
A Tribute to Syria (Hommage à la Syrie)
Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall
with players and singers from all round the Mediterranean, the music itself is of a very high standard, and it makes a lovely celebration of the spirit of this unfortunate country. The singers... — More…
Orient Occident (1000 - 1600)
Instrumental music from ancient Christian, Jewish and Muslim Spain, medieval Italy and Morocco, Israel, Persian Afghanistan and the ancient Ottoman Empire.
Driss El Maloumi (oud), Dimitris Psonis (santur, saz), Yair Dalal (oud), Pedro Estevan (darbouka, tambor, pandereta, riq-gunga), Khaled Arman (rubâb), Osman Arman (tulak flute) & Seiar Hashimi (tablas & zirbaghali)
Jordi Savall (viola, rebab, lira, director)
While some of the pieces could almost have emanated from the Celtic fringe, others speak from the deep heart of Islam. There are some wonderfully eloquent oud and santur solos, and much implied... — More…
La Lira d’Espéria II - Galicia
Cantos da terra e danzas antigas
Jordi Savall (vielle, rebec, rebab) & Pedro Estevan (percussion)
La Lira d’Esperia II: Galicia is what it says on the sleeve, rustic playing, a pleasingly resonant SACD recording and, as ever, copious notes and illustrations. — More…