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Bal-kan: Honey & Blood - Cycles of Life / Savall, Hesperion XXI

Hesperion Xxi / Savall
Release Date: 03/11/2014 
Label:  Alia Vox   Catalog #: 9902   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jordi Savall
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XXI
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The name of the Balkans has an unusually graphic etymology. Having discovered the beauty of this pivotal part of Europe and experienced the ruggedness of its people (who put up fierce resistance to invasion), the Turks chose to describe the region with the words Bal (Honey) and Kan (Blood). Never was there so apt a metaphor. On this new set from Alia Vox, Jordi Savall presents an ambitious program that explores the length and breadth of a region that has always had more than its share of human and historical drama. Joined by guest musicians from the Balkan region, Savall traces the cycles of life, structured around the four seasons of the year and the corresponding seasons of human life. The set features nearly four hours of spellbinding Read more music, accompanied by a lavishly documented 616 page CD-Book. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Tzigan nota by Jordi Savall
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XXI

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