A fascinating probe into one of the most brilliant minds ever to grace the earth. “Ramon Llull – A time of conquests, dialogue, and disconsolations” = Hespérion XXI /La Capella Reial de Catalunya/ Jordi Savall — Alia Vox multichannel SACD AVSA9917, (2 discs) TT: 137:34 & book [Distr. by Harmonia mundi] ****: Ramon Llull (1232-1316) […]
Cellist Sol Gabetta and friends pay their musical homage to peace through works which arose from a Jewish spirit of prayer and devotion.
Pro Pacem: Texts, Art & Music for Peace – Montserrat Figueras, sop./ La Capella Reial de Catalunya/ Le Concert Des Nations/Hesperion XX/ Hesperion XXI/ Various Artists/ Jordi Savall, viole de gamba & direction – Alia Vox
An odd concoction on a worthy topic, but despite the excellence of the music the parts don’t add up to the whole.
MONTSALVATGE, Music for Two Pianos (Piano Music 3) – Jordi Masó, piano 1 /Miquel Villalba, piano 2 and celeste; Pia Freund, sop./ Rerran Careller and Miquel Àngel Martínez, percussion / Ensemble Barcelona 216 /Ernest Martínez Izquierdo – Naxos
Wide-ranging music from one of modern Spain’s most important composers.
"Armenian Spirit" – Georgi Minassyan, Haeg Sarikouyoumdjian, Gaguik Mouradian, Armen Badalyan, Hesperion XXI/ Jordi Savall – AliaVox
A unique musical discovery, of the magical sounds of Armenian instrumental music.
A concise documentary on the leading Catalan modern painter Miro, with closeups of many of his most famous paintings and archival footage of his career.
Again—four years later—another Mahagonny production offers the other side of the coin during this time of Christmas cheer.
Catalan musical masterpieces of the 15th century