- Jerusalem, City of Two Peaces: Heavenly Peace and Earthly Peace, for voices & ensembles
Jerusalem is simultaneously a Jewish, Arab, and Christian city -- a city of pilgrimage, exile, and refuge. With this new release from Alia Vox, maestro Jordi Savall makes a powerful and timely statement. The project, the result of many years of fastidious research by Savall and Israeli musician Yair Dalal, aims to present many aspects of this city through the musical traditions of all three monotheistic religions. By bringing together the music of these seemingly disparate cultures without blurring their boundaries, Savall and Dalal demonstrate that they are in fact intimately related. To help make his point, he has collected a team of star musicians from many cultures. To supplement Savall’s own groups, Hespèrion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Savall and Dalal are joined by sufi ensemble Al-Darwish and musicians from Armenia, Greece, and Turkey. This amazing two super-audio CD set is accompanied by a 400 page book (in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Catalan, Hebrew, and Arabic) that features discussions about the history, cultural background, and other aspects of the musical selections. Ultimately, Savall and his colleagues hope that the power of music will be a force for peace and understanding in this troubled part of the world. From the Label
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Jérusalem [Includes Book] based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A must for all Jordi Savall fans and for those who appreciate music that is part of the legacy of humanity. From the opening sounds of the shofar and trumpets summoning up the image of the walls of Jericho to the historic recording in memory of those who died at Auschwitz, this is a moving and heartfelt collection of music. It is more than music. It is like a heartbeat in time. Feelings intensify each time you hear it. The book is very beautiful and explains everything in several languages with beautiful photos and illustrations. Jordi Savall is a treasure.