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Instrument: Oud

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VallettaPath of Love – Masa ar Hubb

Paul Gulda; Marwan Abado

MadridLa Grande Chapelle

Anchieta, Peñalosa, Escobar, Encina, Various
Albert Recasens; La Grande Chapelle; Beihdja Rahal; Nadji Hamma; François Atlan

ParisChants d'Alep

Orchestre de Chambre de Paris; Douglas Boyd; Fawaz Baker; Unknown

ParisAvec la Syrie

Jordi Savall; Orpheus XXI; Hespèrion XXI; Waed Bouhassoun; Moslem Rahal

DresdenJordi Savall: Hommage an Syrien

Jordi Savall; Waed Bouhassoun; Lior Elmaleh; Hamam Khairy
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Tawadros challenges perceptions of the oud

Joseph Tawadros © Daniel Sponair
In a highly virtuosic programme, Jospeh Tawadros challenged our expectations of the oud, through his own improvisatory compositions, as well as in a new commission from Jessica Wells.
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Melodies of Istanbul present a rich blend at Istanbul Music Festival

Hakan Güngör © Courtesy of Istanbul Music Festival
The complexities of Istanbul's rich culture and history, explored in a heady mixture of music from Bach to Afganistan, played by the Melodies of Istanbul Orchestra, directed by Hakan Güngör. 
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A magical trip to Istanbul

© David Karlin
Jordi Savall and Dimitri Psonis display virtuosity and thoughtfulness in bringing us music from the glory days of the Ottoman Empire.
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Las Rutas de los Esclavos: a spell-binding journey

© Wilfredo Amaya
Sounds of Mali, Brazil, Spain, Mexico and Madagascar blended to perfection with Colombia to create a masterpiece. 
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Hespèrion XXI explore war and peace in Baroque Europe

Jordi Savall © David Ignaszewski
Jordi Savall directs a multi-lingual, multi-cultural voyage through Europe's war-torn past.
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Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI explore Balkan music at Cleveland Museum of Art

Jordi Savall  ©  R David Ignaszewski
After a long career performing and recording most of the canon of western European early music, in recent years Jordi Savall has turned his attentions to the relationships of music in the Middle East, northern Africa, Spain and the Balkan countries.
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Hespèrion XXI: conversatorio y reconciliación

Jordi Savall
Al socaire de lo presenciado en la Sala de Cámara, tres danzas afganas, cantos tradicionales sirios, el Rotundellus de las Cantigas de Alfonso X ‘El Sabio’ o los fragmentos amorosos de Majnún y Layla, el ánimo, ciertamente, queda sereno, reconciliado, más pronto a la escucha (a la lectura) que al discurso.
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