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Christophorus Columbus - Lost Paradises / Savall, et al

Album Summary

>Savall, Jordi : Christophorus Columbus
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Notes & Reviews:

The famous navigator Christopher Columbus was also a clear-sighted witness of the changes of the fifteenth century. It was the end of 'Al-Andalus,' the Muslim kingdom, the time of the exodus of the Jews and the discovery of a new world. As always, these changes found their transcription in the contemporary musical production. Tracing the original repertoire, Jordi Savall offers a unique journey through the Christian, Jewish and Muslim musical traditions in relationship with texts by or about Columbus and his time.

"The sonic journey takes in the exotic sounds of Al-Andalus with Sephardic laments and improvisations inspired by Arab and Jewish oral traditions; elegant songs and dances from the Spanish court, and the haunting sounds of Amerindian cultures. The plangent voice of Montserrat Figueras sets the scene while Begoña Olavide, Lluis Vilamajó and Furio Zanassi also offer some evocative singing. There's some outstanding playing, too..." -BBC Music Magazine ****


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>Savall, Jordi : Christophorus Columbus :: Paraísos Perdidos, historical readings and music
  • Performers: Fahmi Alqhai (Rebec); Fahmi Alqhai (Vihuela); Fahmi Alqhai (Viola); Sergi Casademunt (Viola); Lambert Climent (Tenor); Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Guitar); Xavier Díaz-Latorre (Vihuela); Driss El Maloumi (Oud); Pedro Estevan (Drums); Pedro Estevan (Percussion); Montserrat Figueras (Soprano); Pierre Hamon (Flute); David Mayoral (Percussion); Carlos Mena (Countertenor); Begona Olavide (Psaltery); Dimitris Psonis (Santur); Jordi Ricart (Baritone); David Sagastume (Countertenor); Jordi Savall (Rebab); Jordi Savall (Rebec); Jordi Savall (Vielle); Jordi Savall (Viola); Luis Vilamajo (Voice); Furio Zanasi (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Ensemble: Hespèrion XXI
  • Notes: Monasterio de Sant Pere de Rodes, El Port de la Selva, Girona (05/06/2006/06/25/2006)
  • Period Time: Contemporary