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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Anon.
Cachua
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Cachua
Bastian Chilese
Canzon in echo à 8
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Canzon in echo à 8
Samuel Scheidt
Galliarda battaglia à 5
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Galliarda battaglia à 5
Alfonso X el Sabio
Saltarello (Cantigas 79-119)
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Saltarello (Cantigas 79-119)
Antonio Valente
Folias Criollas (Gallarda & Jarabe Loco)
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Folias Criollas (Gallarda & Jarabe Loco)
Antonio Valente
Gallarda napolitana for keyboard
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Gallarda napolitana for keyboard
Antonio Valente
Gallarda Napolitana
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Gallarda Napolitana
Anon.
Dindirindin
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Dindirindin
Diego Ortiz
Passamezzo Moderno
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Passamezzo Moderno
Anon.
Galliard and Allemande (feat. Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall)
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Galliard and Allemande (feat. Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall)
Andreas Hammerschmidt
Suite in D minor for gambas, ('Erster Fleiss')
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Suite in D minor for gambas, ('Erster Fleiss')
Eustache du Caurroy
11 Fantasias on 16th-Century songs
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11 Fantasias on 16th-Century songs
Barbara Strozzi
Il Lamento 'Su'l Rodano Severo' (excerpt)
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Il Lamento 'Su'l Rodano Severo' (excerpt)
Andreas Hammerschmidt
Suite in C major from the collection 'Erster Fleiss'
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Suite in C major from the collection 'Erster Fleiss'
William Lawes
Consort Suite à 5 No 3 in C minor (Paven)
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Consort Suite à 5 No 3 in C minor (Paven)
Tarquinio Merula
Su la cetra amorosa (aria di ciaccona)
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Su la cetra amorosa (aria di ciaccona)
Antonio Valente
Gallarda; Jarabe loco (Folías criollas)
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Gallarda; Jarabe loco (Folías criollas)
Anonymous, Dmitrie Cantemir, Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI
Der makam-i Huseyni Sakil-i Aga Riza
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Der makam-i Huseyni Sakil-i Aga Riza

Der makam-i Huseyni Sakil-i Aga Riza

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Anonymous
Dmitrie Cantemir
Mateo Flecha
San Sabeya, gugurumbe
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San Sabeya, gugurumbe
Alfonso X el Sabio
Penintentes Orate (Mozarabic Prayer) & Ductia (Cantigas De Santa Maria)
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Penintentes Orate (Mozarabic Prayer) & Ductia (Cantigas De Santa Maria)
Andreas Hammerschmidt
Suite in G minor/G major for winds
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Suite in G minor/G major for winds
Anon.
Propinan del Melyor
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Propinan del Melyor
John Playford & Hespèrion XX
Faronell's Division on a Ground (1684)
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Faronell's Division on a Ground (1684)
Anonymous, Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya & Jordi Savall
Ave Maria (pentatónica)
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Ave Maria (pentatónica)
Johann Hermann Schein
No.26 Canzon for 5 instruments in A minor "Corollarium"
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No.26 Canzon for 5 instruments in A minor "Corollarium"
Tarquinio Merula
Ruggiero
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Ruggiero
Baltasar Jaime Martínez Compañón
Dennos lecencia señores
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Dennos lecencia señores
Henry Purcell
Three Parts upon a Ground
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Three Parts upon a Ground
William Brade
Newe ausserlesne Paduanen und Galliarden
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Newe ausserlesne Paduanen und Galliarden
Josquin des Prez
La Spagna à 5
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La Spagna à 5
Juan García de Zéspedes
Guaracha: Aye que me abrazo
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Guaracha: Aye que me abrazo
Innocento Alberti, Hespèrion XX & Jordi Savall
Pavan of Alberti; Galliard
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Pavan of Alberti; Galliard

Pavan of Alberti; Galliard

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Innocento Alberti
Conductor
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Andrea Falconiero
Folias hecha para mi Senora Dona Tarelilla de Carallenos
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Folias hecha para mi Senora Dona Tarelilla de Carallenos
Juan García de Zéspedes
Guaracha: Ay que me abraso/El Arrancazacate
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Guaracha: Ay que me abraso/El Arrancazacate
Baltasar Jaime Martínez Compañón
Cachua a voz y Bajo: Dennos lecencia senores
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Cachua a voz y Bajo: Dennos lecencia senores
Anon.
Ave Maria (pentatonica)
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Ave Maria (pentatonica)
Traditional Peruvian, Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall
Cachua Serranita (Instrumental)
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Cachua Serranita (Instrumental)

Cachua Serranita (Instrumental)

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Traditional Peruvian
Tarquinio Merula
Ciaccona
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Ciaccona
Wiliam Brade, Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall
Ein Schottisch Tanz
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Ein Schottisch Tanz

Ein Schottisch Tanz

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Wiliam Brade
Traditional Romanian, Hespèrion XXI & Jordi Savall
Doina, hora
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Doina, hora

Doina, hora

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Traditional Romanian
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)
Henry Purcell
Sonata in two parts
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Sonata in two parts
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