Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert given as part of the 2010 Schwetzingen festival in Germany.
It features an intriguing mix of music from all around the Mediterranean and beyond, from the Pyrennees as far east as Afghanistan! It includes examples from the Cantigas de Santa Maria alongside beautiful improvised Turkish makams and lively Italian Istampittas.
The performers are an ensemble led by the gamba player Jordi Savall - not his regular early music group, Hesperion XX, but for this concert he was joined by three outstanding instrumentalists whose musical roots represent a broader culture: the Moroccan oud player Driss el Maloumi, Greek guitarist Dimitri Psonis and the Spanish percussionist Pedro Estevan.
Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert given by Jordi Savall in Schwetzingen.