Hespèrion XXI

Formed 1974
Hespèrion XXI
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1974
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Hespèrion XXI

Hespèrion XXI Biography (Wikipedia)

Hespèrion XXI is an international early music ensemble. The group was formed in Basel, Switzerland in 1974 as Hespèrion XX by Catalan musical director Jordi Savall (bowed string instruments, particularly the viola da gamba), his wife Montserrat Figueras (soprano), Lorenzo Alpert (flute, percussion), and Hopkinson Smith (plucked string instruments). The group changed its name to Hesperion XXI at the beginning of the 21st century. The name "Hespèrion" is derived from a word in Classical Greek which referred to the people of the Italian and Iberian peninsulas.

The ensemble is noted for its scholarship in early music — especially the music of 16th and 17th century Spain. Their performance practice is noted for the liberal use of improvisation around the basic melodic and rhythmic structures of the early pieces, resulting in great emotional intimacy and immediacy.

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Jordi Savall, MG Improvisation, Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, La Capella Reial de Catalunya & Hespèrion XX
Canários
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Canários
Diego Ortiz
Fantasia I-II "Salve Regina"
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Fantasia I-II "Salve Regina"
Anonymous (Perú), Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI
Folias Criollas (Improvisation)
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Folias Criollas (Improvisation)

Folias Criollas (Improvisation)

Composer
Anonymous (Perú)
Performer
Johann Hermann Schein
Allemande in D minor (Banchetto musicale No 2)
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Allemande in D minor (Banchetto musicale No 2)
Traditional Peruvian, Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall
Cachua Serranita (Instrumental)
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Cachua Serranita (Instrumental)

Cachua Serranita (Instrumental)

Composer
Traditional Peruvian
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Andreas Hammerschmidt
Suite in G minor/G major for winds
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Suite in G minor/G major for winds
Henry Purcell
Sonata in two parts
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Sonata in two parts
Anonymous, Hespèrion XX & Jordi Savall
Der Makam-I Huseyni (Livre de la science de la musique)
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Der Makam-I Huseyni (Livre de la science de la musique)
Samuel Scheidt
Galliard Battaglia XXI
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Galliard Battaglia XXI
Anon.
Cachua
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Cachua
Traditional Peru, Hespèrion XXI, Tembembe Ensamble Continuo & Jordi Savall
Cachua Serranita
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Cachua Serranita
Andreas Hammerschmidt
Suite for ensemble in C major from the collection "Erster Fleiss"
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Suite for ensemble in C major from the collection "Erster Fleiss"
Dimitri Cantemir
Der makam-i 'Uzzal usules Devr-i kebir
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Der makam-i 'Uzzal usules Devr-i kebir
Bastian Chilese
Canzon in echo à 8
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Canzon in echo à 8
Gaspar Fernandes
Tleycantimo choquiliya
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Tleycantimo choquiliya

Tleycantimo choquiliya

Choir
La Capella Reial de de Catalunya
Conductor
Anonymous, Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI
Danza de las espadas (Sabre Dance)
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Danza de las espadas (Sabre Dance)
Anonymous, Montserrat Figueras, Hespèrion XX & Jordi Savall
3 Sephardische Romanzen
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3 Sephardische Romanzen
Johann Pachelbel
Canon & Gigue
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Canon & Gigue
Anonymous, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall
Cachua a voz y bajo Al Nacimiento de Christo Nuestro Señor, E 177
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Cachua a voz y bajo Al Nacimiento de Christo Nuestro Señor, E 177
Andrea Falconiero
Battaglia de Barabasso yerno de Satanas
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Battaglia de Barabasso yerno de Satanas
Henry Purcell
Three Parts upon a Ground
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Three Parts upon a Ground
Antonio Valente
Gallarda; Jarabe loco (Folías criollas)
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Gallarda; Jarabe loco (Folías criollas)
Diego Ortiz
Recercada on 'Romanesca' no. 7
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Recercada on 'Romanesca' no. 7
Anon.
Danza del hacha
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Danza del hacha
Anon. (Peru), Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Tembembe Ensamble Continuo & Jordi Savall
Tonada La Lata (Codex Trujillo)
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Tonada La Lata (Codex Trujillo)
Henry Purcell
3 Fantasias In 4 Parts: Fantasia IV, June 10 1680
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3 Fantasias In 4 Parts: Fantasia IV, June 10 1680
Andrea Falconiero
Folias hecha para mi Senora Dona Tarelilla de Carallenos
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Folias hecha para mi Senora Dona Tarelilla de Carallenos
Anon.
Propinan del Melyor
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Propinan del Melyor
Anon.
Como no le andare yo
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Como no le andare yo
Juan Bautista José Cabanilles
Batalla Imperial
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Batalla Imperial
Josquin des Prez
La Spagna à 5
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La Spagna à 5
Samuel Scheidt
Galliarda battaglia à 5
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Galliarda battaglia à 5
Juan García de Zéspedes
Ay que me abraso
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Ay que me abraso
Antonio Vivaldi
Trio Sonata in D minor, RV 63, 'La Follia'
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Trio Sonata in D minor, RV 63, 'La Follia'
Josquin des Prez
Vive le Roy
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Vive le Roy
Jordi Savall
Alla turca (Allegretto) after Mozart
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Alla turca (Allegretto) after Mozart
Traditional Sephardic, Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall
Los Paxaricos - Macico de Rosas - Sepharde
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Los Paxaricos - Macico de Rosas - Sepharde

Los Paxaricos - Macico de Rosas - Sepharde

Composer
Traditional Sephardic
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Anonymous, Montserrat Figueras, Navarra Boys' Choir, Barcelona Carmina Choir, Atelier vocal du Centre d'Abbaye aux Dames, Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall
Polorum regina omnium nostra (Llibre vermell de Montserrat)
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Polorum regina omnium nostra (Llibre vermell de Montserrat)

Polorum regina omnium nostra (Llibre vermell de Montserrat)

Composer
Anonymous
Choir
Navarra Boys' Choir
Barcelona Carmina Choir
Atelier vocal du Centre d'Abbaye aux Dames
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Anonymous, Montserrat Figueras, Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall
Galliard; Lullaby 'My little sweet darling'; Dance
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Galliard; Lullaby 'My little sweet darling'; Dance
Claudio Monteverdi
Madrigals Book 8: Ballo: Volgendo Il Ciel
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Madrigals Book 8: Ballo: Volgendo Il Ciel
Heinrich Isaac
Optime divino date munere pastor ovili
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Optime divino date munere pastor ovili

Optime divino date munere pastor ovili

Choir
Capella Reial De Catalunya Vocal Ens
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