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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Dinastia Borgia - Chiesa e potere nel Rinascimento (2010) [3CD+DVD] {Alia Vox}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Dinastia Borgia - Chiesa e potere nel Rinascimento (2010) [3CD+DVD] {Alia Vox}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.11 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 534 Mb
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© 2010 Alia Vox | AVSA 9875
Classical / Renaissance

Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of the birth of Saint Francis Borgia, Fourth Duke of Gandia, Jordi Savall and Alia Vox offer a visually lavish and artistically comprehensive new release entitled Dinastia Borgia. Savall’s latest musicological/historical quest focuses on music from the time of the Borgia dynasty, including works by composers such as Isaac, Dufay and Morales, from Pope Alexander VI/6 and two of his children, Cesare and Lucrezia, through to Francis Borgia, Jesuit priest and, perhaps, composer. For five centuries, scholars have studied and debated the role of the Borgias in Renaissance history. Although their name is synonymous with Papal corruption and they were undoubtedly malevolent and immoral, as patrons of the arts, the Borgias were also instrumental in the period’s explosive growth of culture.
Jordi Savall - J.S. Bach - Les Six Concerts Brandebourgeois (1991) {2010 Remaster Alia Vox AVSA 9871 A+B)

Jordi Savall - J.S. Bach - Les Six Concerts Brandebourgeois (1991) {2010 Remaster Alia Vox AVSA 9871 A+B)
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© 1991, 2010 Alia Vox | AVSA 9871 A+B
Classical / Baroque

This reissue offers music lovers a golden opportunity to hear one of the truly great sets of Brandenburg Concertos. Listeners familiar with the fast, super-bright sound of certain famous British and German authentic instrument groups such as The English Concert or Musica Antiqua Kцln, will find much to savor in these warmly dark-toned versions. Gamba player turned conductor Jordi Savall treats each work with positively epicurean relish.
Jordi Savall & Ton Koopman - J.S. Bach - Die Sonaten für Viola da gamba und Cembalo (2000) {Alia Vox AV9812}

Jordi Savall & Ton Koopman - J.S. Bach - Die Sonaten für Viola da gamba und Cembalo (2000) {Alia Vox AV9812}
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© 2000 Alia Vox | AVSA 9812
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

It is 22 years since Savall and Koopman first recorded the Bach gamba sonatas, in the days when Koopman still looked like he should have been presenting The Old Grey Whistle Test. This release for Savall's own Alia Vox label, however, is right up to date, a tame-haired Koopman and an amazingly unaltered Savall having set them down at the beginning of this year. The recording's quick turnaround is a fitting reflection of the state of the musical relationship that has obtained between these two ever since they first performed together in 1970 after only half an hour's rehearsal. Make no mistake, these Bach performances are right in the slot.
Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Venezia Millenaria 700-1797 (2018) {Alia Vox Official Digital Download AVSA9925}

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI - Venezia Millenaria 700-1797 (2018) {Alia Vox Official Digital Download AVSA9925}
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© 2018 Alia Vox | AVSA9925
Classical / Early Music / Medieval / Renaissance / Baroque / Chamber Music / Vocal Music

Over 1,000 years, from the Byzantine Empire to the Napoleonic Wars, Venice played a key role in shaping the Western music. Jordi Savall and his ensembles pay a tribute to a place that fully profited from its priviliged links with the Orient while hosting geniuses like Monteverdi, Gabrieli and Vivaldi. As you have come to expect from Alia Vox, this CD-book is lavishly illustrated and documented.
Jordi Savall & Le Concert Des Nations - Mozart - Serenate Notturne (2005) {Alia Vox AV9846}

Jordi Savall & Le Concert Des Nations - Mozart - Serenate Notturne (2005) {Alia Vox AV9846}
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© 2005 Alia Vox | AVSA 9846
Classical / Viennese School / Orchestral

Loving performances caught in lovely sound, so what's not to love? Not, as it turns out, much, but not, regrettably, nothing at all. Jordi Savall, the gambist cum conductor who directs Le Concert Des Nations, is a genial, even affectionate leader who in these four light works of Mozart grants his players a considerable amount of interpretive freedom. Le Concert Des Nations, Savall's all-purpose classical and pre-classical chamber orchestra, responds with funny, even frothy, playing is as technically assured as it is brilliantly colorful. Alia Vox, Savall's label for everything he records from El Sabio to Monteverdi, catches the performances in a warm, natural, and deep acoustic of amazing vividness.
Jordi Savall & Montserrat Figueras - El Cant de la Sibil-la, Mallorca & Valencia, 1400-1560 (1999) {Alia Vox AV9806}

Jordi Savall & Montserrat Figueras - El Cant de la Sibil-la, Mallorca & Valencia, 1400-1560 (1999) {Alia Vox AV9806}
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© 1999 Alia Vox | AV9806
Classical / Medieval / Choral / Sacred Music

The origins of the Songs of the Sibyls date back to the 6th century BC. Semi-divine beings, their oracular powers enabled them to predict the future. The myth of the sibyl was appropriated by the early Christians to prophesy the second coming of Christ, heralding the last judgment and the end of the world. This mythological element survived as late as the Middle Ages and even the Renaissance. Originally sung in Latin, the Songs of the Sibyls were traditionally performed by a young boy disguised as a woman during Matins on Christmas Day or during Holy Week in France, Italy and especially the Iberian Peninsula from the 10th century.
Montserrat Figueras & Jordi Savall - Ninna Nanna (ca. 1500-2002) {Alia Vox AV 9826 rel 2002}

Montserrat Figueras & Jordi Savall - Ninna Nanna (ca. 1500-2002) {Alia Vox AV 9826 rel 2002}
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© 2002 Alia Vox | AVSA 9826
Classical / Vocal Music

Who doesn't love a lullaby? As a tribute "to all mothers and children", singer Montserrat Figueras offers this unusual program of 18 such songs from diverse sources and anonymous composers–Portuguese, English, Greek, Catalan, Hebrew, Sephardic, and North African–as well as pieces written by the likes of Byrd, Mussorgsky, Reger, Falla, Milhaud, and Pärt (two lullabies composed for this recording). Accompaniments show the stylish hand and always-tasteful imaginings of Jordi Savall and the instrumentalists of Hesperion XXI–viols, guitar, flutes, psaltery, harp–and, in three tracks, the piano of Paul Badura-Skoda. Although the liner notes prime us to expect very simple, repetitive tunes, Figueras transforms these ostensibly sleep-inducing songs into high, mind-and-ear-engaging art, embellishing, shaping, and imbuing them with deeply felt expression, sometimes wistful and at others fervent, but always delivered as if in intimate, personal touch with her listener(s).
Jordi Savall - 25 Years La Capella Reial De Catalunya (2013) {4CD Set Alia Vox AVSA9897}

Jordi Savall - 25 Years La Capella Reial De Catalunya (2013) {4CD Set Alia Vox AVSA9897}
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© 2013 Alia Vox | AVSA 9897
Classical / Renaissance / Vocal Music / Orchestral / Chamber Music

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Capella Reial de Catalunya, the choir he founded in 1988, Jordo Savall has gathered four examples of their work, rich in Catalan heritage, luxuriously presented in a box and all published originally on the Astree label. In 1987, after 13 years of intense research, concerts and recordings with the ensemble Hespèrion XX, the decision to send our children to school in Catalonia led to us spending more time there and gave us the opportunity to contact and select various Romance language-speaking singers from Catalonia, Spain and other countries. Convinced of the defining influence that a country’s cultural roots and traditions inevitably have on the expression of its musical language, Montserrat Figueras and I founded La Capella Reial with the aim of creating one of the first vocal ensembles devoted exclusively to the performance of Golden Age music according to historical principles and consisting exclusively of Hispanic and Latin voices.
Jordi Savall - Maestros del Siglo de Oro - Morales, Guerrero, de Victoria (2009) {3CD Alia Vox AVSA9867 rec 1991-1992}

Jordi Savall - Maestros del Siglo de Oro - Morales, Guerrero, de Victoria (2009) {3CD Alia Vox AVSA9867 rec 1991-1992}
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© 1991-92, 2009 Alia Vox | AVSA 9836 A/C
Classical / Renaissance / Sacred Music

The liturgy of the Dead – including the Requiem Mass, the Burial Service and the Office of the dead, properly speaking – was granted considerable importance by the Spanish ecclesiastical authorities and by the local church composers from very early times. Throughout the Middle Ages, according to the extant documentary descriptions, the death of a great Lord, such as the Count of Barcelona or the sovereign of any of the Spanish kingdoms of León, Castile, Aragon or Navarre, was usually mourned with impressive ceremonies in which the solemnity of the liturgy was often enhanced by the addition of the planctus, a kind of lengthy optional lament that was sung monophonically and of which several examples have survived.
Jordi Savall & La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Homenatge al Misteri d'Elx - La Vespra (2004) {Alia Vox AV9836}

Jordi Savall & La Capella Reial de Catalunya - Homenatge al Misteri d'Elx - La Vespra (2004) {Alia Vox AV9836}
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© 2004 Alia Vox | AV9836
Classical / Medieval / Vocal Music / Spiritual

The Misteri d'Elx (Mystery Play of Elche) is a religious drama performed annually in the southeastern Spanish city of Elche (or Elx in the local dialect) since medieval times. The play reenacts the Assumption of Mary in a two-act musical production, entirely sung, that takes place over two successive days in August. The Mystery Play is a major European tourist attraction, and UNESCO in 2001 named it a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. With typical boldness, Jordi Savall and La Capella Reial de Catalunya plunge into a slice of the musical past that is rewarding yet raises complex issues in performance. Here, however, the group is not resurrecting a half-buried tradition but rather dealing with one that is living.