Istanbul - Savall

Istanbul - Savall

Alia Vox  AVSA9870

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid


Dimitrie Cantemir: The Book of Science of Music

Hesperion XXI
Jordi Savall (conductor)

Following up on 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 rare jewels of Turkish traditional music. Jordi Savall already included some of the pieces from this collection in his album Orient-Occident, 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 selections from the fascinating Armenian and Sephardic repertoire that was also familiar in Istanbul during this time. Once again, Maestro Savall sheds new light on a Golden Age of cultural dialogue, with the help of Hesperion XXI and outstanding Turkish and Armenian guest musicians. The result is a 'Jordi Savall' experience that goes far beyond music.

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1. Taksim (Kanun, Vièle, Oud, Kemence et Tanbur) Improvisation  
2. Der makam-1 ‘Uzzâl usules Devr-i kebir - Mss. Dimitri Cantemir (118) Anonym (ancien)  
3. Los Paxaricos (Isaac Levy I.59) – Maciço de Rosas (I.Levy III.41) Sépharade (Turquie)  
4. Taksim (Kanun) Improvisation  
5. Der makam-1 Muhayyer usules Muhammes (Mss. D.Cantemir 285) Kantemiroglu  
6. Chant et Danse (2 Duduk et percussion) Tradition Arménienne  
7. Taksim (Oud) Improvisation  
8. Der makam-1 Hüseyni Semâ’î (Mss. D.Cantemir 268) Baba Mest    
9. El amor yo no savia (I.Levy II.80) Sépharade (Esmirna)
10. Taksim (Lira) Improvisation
11. Der makam-1 suri Semâ’î (Mss. D.Cantemir 256) Anonyme (ancien)
12. Lamento: Ene Sarére (2 Duduk) Barde Ashot (Arménien)
13. Madre de la gracia (I. Levy III.29) Sépharade (Turquie)
14. Taksim (Kanun, Tanbur, Santur et Oud)  Improvisation
15. Der makam-1 [Hüseyni] usules Çenber (Mss. D.Cantemir 96) Edirne’li Ahmed 
16. Taksim & Makam «Esmkhetiet-Yis kou ghimeten-Tchim guichi» Barde Sayat Nova (Arménien)
17. Taksim (Kanun, Tanbur et Oud) Improvisation
18. Der makam-1 ‘Uzzâl usules Berevsan (Mss. D.Cantemir 148) ‘Alí H^äce (Ali Hoca)
19. Venturoso Mançevo (I. Levy II.58) Sépharade (Esmirna)
20. Taksim (Kemence, Kanun, Oud et Tanbur) Improvisation
21. Der makam-1 Hüseyni Sakil-i Aga R1za (Mss. D. Cantemir 89) Anonyme (ancien)

Raices & Memoria, Vol IX