Poblet Early Music Festival
Simon Heighes introduces highlights from a concert at last summer's Early Music Festival in the Catalonian town of Poblet, featuring Jordi Savall and the Hesperion XXI Ensemble.
Simon Heighes introduces highlights from a concert recorded at last summer's Early Music Festival in the Catalonian town of Poblet.
Recorded al fresco in the square of the 12th-century Cistercian monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet, Jordi Savall and the Hespèrion XXI Ensemble with guest musicians from China, Afghanistan, Armenia, Syria and Turkey, perform music inspired by the extraordinary journey of the Medieval Morrocan explorer Ibn Battuta.
Savall takes us via Constantinople to the Far East and to Sub-Saharan Africa before returning to Fez, recreating Battuta's 14th-century journey through music.
Producer Helen Garrison.