Label: Alia Vox
Catalogue No: AVSA 9870
Release date: 30th Nov 2009
Format: Hybrid Multi-channel
Dimitrie Cantemir: "The Book of Science of Music" and the Sephardic and Armenian Traditions
Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall.
Hybrid SACD deluxe digibook
Booklet : English, Spanish, French,Turkish,Armenian, German, Italian & Catalan
Following the huge success of Orient-Occident and Jerusalem.... prepare yourself to cross borders! This new release is mainly based on 'The Book of Science of Music', published in 1710 by the Moldavian prince Dimitrie Cantemir, after many years spent in Istanbul.
This unique manuscript enables us to discover the jewels of the Turkish traditional music. Jordi Savall already included some of its pieces in his album Orient Occident (AVSA9848), but he decided to explore it further in order to reveal the magic of the incredible city of Istanbul. This city portrait wouldn't have been complete without the fascinating Armenian and Sephardic repertoire that was also familiar in Istanbul during this time. Once again, Jordi Savall reminds us about a Golden Age of cultural dialogue, brought back to life by Hesperion XXI and outstanding Turkish and Armenian guests musicians. A Jordi Savall experience that goes beyond music…