Hespèrion XXI

Ancient music’s most important value stems from its ability as a universal artistic language to transmit feelings, emotions and ancestral ideas that even today can enthral the contemporary listener. With a repertoire that encompasses the period between the 10th and 18th centuries, Hespèrion XXI searches continuously for new points of union between the East and West, with

La Capella Reial de Catalunya

Inspired by the mediaeval vocal ensembles known as the Chapels Royal, veritable temples of music for which the great sacred and secular works of the Iberian peninsula were composed, Montserrat Figueras and Jordi Savall decided, in 1987, to recover the mediaeval institution of the Capella Reial, founded in 1297 by king Jaume II. From 1990

Le Concert des Nations

Music is inevitably influenced by the personal circumstances of the person who composed it and by the social and cultural background at the time of its composition. The historical facts of each period, the composers, the instruments, the original intentions and motivations behind each score, comprise the palette for the player of ancient music, the

 

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El Somni D'Orfeu The Dream of Orpheus Paths of Memory and Intercultural Dialogue 2017 Music in the hospitals and prisons of Barcelona The myth of Orpheus is one of the most ancient and symbolic in Greek mythology. Orpheus is the Musician par excellence, who is said to have played such captivating melodies that wild beasts followed

We firmly believe that the advantage of being aware of the past enables us to be more responsible and therefore morally obliges us to take a stand against these inhuman practices. The music in this programme represents the true living history of that long and painful past. Let us listen to the emotion and hope

Born in Majorca c. 1232, three years after the Christian conquest of the island (1229), Ramon Llull had very close contact with Muslim culture. It was not until after he was thirty years old that he gave up his life at court and began to study theology and philosophy. Not long after that, he purchased

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