Jordi Savall is armed in this recital with some of his oldest instruments (a rebab from the late fourteenth century, a lyre and an Italian viola da gamba from the second half of the fifteenth century) to pose a dialogue between music from the civilizations that occupied the Mediterranean basin in the medieval centuries. Here there is room for a Byzantine dance and a Berber song, for Armenian music and Italian saltarelos, for Sephardic songs and royal stampedes. From the practices of folk instrumentalists from Crete, Macedonia, Turkey or Morocco, Savall has spent decades reconstructing the sound of all these instruments to connect them with the sensitivity of the contemporary listener.
Jordi Savall, rebab, lyre and viola da gamba
The refuge of memory.
Dialogue of Christian, Jewish and Muslim music with the traditions of the Mediterranean environment.