Katie Derham this week focuses on music from the Baroque and pre-Baroque, including a magical celebration of the foundation of the Kingdom of Granada in 1013. Over three afternoons Jordi Savall and some leading musicians from the Arab world bring back to life the sounds of the Kingdom of Granada and Andalucia from its foundation a millenium ago to its incorporation into the Kingdom of Castilla nearly five centuries later.
As well as the early music, there's the chance to experience all four Brahms symphonies in performances from some of the continent's leading orchestras and conductors.
Lully: Jubilate Deo
La Capella Reial de Catalunya and finalists from the 3rd Academy of Vocal Research and Performance, Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (director)
Cabanilles: Corrente italiana, in D minor
Ton Koopman historic organ of San Jerónimo Monastery, Granada
Granada Eterna 1013-1526: Part 1
Amel Brahim-Djelloul (singer)
Lior Elmaleh (singer)
Driss El Maloumi (singer and oud)
Hakan Güngör (kanun)
Yurdal Tockan (oud)
Haig Sarikouyoumdjian (duduk)
Erez Shmuel Mounk (percussion)
Manuel Forcano (reciter)
La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall (director)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)
Bach: Magnificat in D, BWV 243
Hanna Bayodi-Hirt and Johannette Zomer (sopranos), Damien Guillon (countertenor), David Munderloh (tenor), Stephan MacLeod (baritone), La Capella Reial de Catalunya and finalists from the 3rd Academy of Vocal Research and Performance, Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall (director).