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"Granada 1013-1526" - 500 Years of Spanish Early Music / Jordi Savall, Hespérion XXI; La Capella Reial de Catalunya

Album Summary

>Traditi, Arabic-Andalusian : Qamti be-Ishon Layla, for cantor & ensemble
>Traditi, Arabic-Andalusian : Work(s)
>Traditi, Arabic-Andalusian : Billadi Askara Min adbi Llama, traditional mowachah
>Mozarabic Chant : Penitentes orate (Preces)
>ha-Levi, Yehuda : Yefe Nof
>Traditi, Arabic-Andalusian : Danza Morisca
>Anonymous, Codex Las Huelgas : Plange Castella misera (Las Huelgas ms.)
>Traditi, Arabic-Andalusian : Danza de iniciación
>Labrat, Dunash ben : Dror yiqrá
>Sabio, Alfonso el : Cantiga de Santa María 181, Pero que seja a gente d'outra lei [e] descreuda
>Anonymous, Cancionero de Upsala : Cerco de Baeza (CMP no 106)
>Anonymous, El Cancionero de Colombina : Propiñán de Melyor, for ensemble (Colombina Songbook)
>Mena, Gabriel : Aquella Mora Garrida
>Verardi, Carlos : Viva el gran Re Don Fernando con la Reina Don Isabella
>Traditional, Sephardic : El pan de la aflicción, prayer
>Word, Spoken : Diario de abordo de Cristóbal Colón, Noche del 11 al 12 octubre 1492
>Encina, Juan del : Todos los bienes del mundo for 4 voices
>Word, Spoken : Crónica de los Reyes de Castilla, cap. CXCVI
>Zaydun, Ibn : Maqam hijaz, lament
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

On this moving portrait of Granada, Jordi Savall leads Hespèrion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya in an exploration of 500 years of Spanish history. Granada is a symbol, like no other, of the fruitful but conflictual encounter of the three monotheistic religions. The succession of the zirid, almoravid, almohad and nasrid dynasties, their relationship with the neighboring christian kingdoms and the often precarious situation of the Jews (the first inhabitants of this area) are reflected in this wide musical fresco, in which each culture displays its most advanced refinement.

Record Review, 11th June 2016
Imaginatively chosen, memorably performed, well documented with essays and illustrations.

Sunday Times, 3rd July 2016
Here is a fascinating range of music Islamic, Jewish and Christian, charting half a millennium of history...The performances under Savall's direction are always evocative, and some are touching and some vibrant.

The Guardian, 28th July 2016
A classic Jordi Savall project with Iberian cultural history lesson and loads of misty reverb attached...the performances are full of finesse and intensity...What stands out for me is the Mozarabic polyphony - vibrant, poised singing from La Capella Reial de Catalunya.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Fontfroide Abbey, Narbonne, France (07/01/2013); Radio Nacional de España (07/01/2013); Fontfroide Abbey, Narbonne, France (07/15/2013); Radio Nacional de España (07/15/2013).

Includes work(s): ductia (instrumental) - cantiga de santa by various composers.

Includes work(s): el camino - la angustia by various composers.

Includes work(s): fragmento de la carta sobre la conversión by various composers.

Includes work(s): poema en piedra de la alhambra de granada by various composers.

Includes work(s): taqsim (kanun) - improvisación - moaxaja: by various composers.



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Works Details

>Traditi, Arabic-Andalusian : Qamti be-Ishon Layla, for cantor & ensemble
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); Lior Elmaleh (Voice); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditi, Arabic-Andalusian : Work(s) :: Taqsim & Danza morisca
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditi, Arabic-Andalusian : Billadi Askara Min adbi Llama, traditional mowachah
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Waed Bouhassoun (Voice); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozarabic Chant : Penitentes orate (Preces)
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Voice); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral
  • Studio/Live: Live

>ha-Levi, Yehuda : Yefe Nof
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); Lior Elmaleh (Voice); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditi, Arabic-Andalusian : Danza Morisca
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Anonymous, Codex Las Huelgas : Plange Castella misera (Las Huelgas ms.)
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); Marc Mauillon (Tenor); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditi, Arabic-Andalusian : Danza de iniciación
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Labrat, Dunash ben : Dror yiqrá
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Waed Bouhassoun (Voice); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); Lior Elmaleh (Voice); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Sabio, Alfonso el : Cantiga de Santa María 181, Pero que seja a gente d'outra lei [e] descreuda
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Voice); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: 12th Century
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Anonymous, Cancionero de Upsala : Cerco de Baeza (CMP no 106)
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Voice); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Anonymous, El Cancionero de Colombina : Propiñán de Melyor, for ensemble (Colombina Songbook)
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: 1451-1506
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mena, Gabriel : Aquella Mora Garrida
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Voice); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verardi, Carlos : Viva el gran Re Don Fernando con la Reina Don Isabella
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Voice); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Sephardic : El pan de la aflicción, prayer
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); Lior Elmaleh (Voice); La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Voice); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Word, Spoken : Diario de abordo de Cristóbal Colón, Noche del 11 al 12 octubre 1492
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Encina, Juan del : Todos los bienes del mundo for 4 voices
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Voice); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Word, Spoken : Crónica de los Reyes de Castilla, cap. CXCVI
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Zaydun, Ibn : Maqam hijaz, lament
  • Performers: Waed Bouhassoun (Cantor); Waed Bouhassoun (Oud); Waed Bouhassoun (Voice); Driss El Maloumi (Cantor); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Lior Elmaleh (Cantor); Lior Elmaleh (Voice); Erez Mounk (Percussion); Moslem Rahal (Ney); Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (Duduk); Yurdal Tokcan (Oud)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Studio/Live: Live