Ramon Llull (1232-1316) - Era of Conquest, Dialogue, and Exhortation
Alia Vox, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall, SACD
Ramon Llull (1232-1316) was one of the most prominent writers and poets of medieval Catalonia. Llull lived at a time of great cultural splendour, marked by the coexistence, not always peacefully, of the three religious cultures of his time: Christian, Jewish, Muslim. While there is no direct evidence whether or not Ramon Llull was himself a musician, it’s clear that he deeply loved the art of singing; indeed, many of his poems were intended to be sung.
Jordi Savall leads La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI, and special guest artists in a programme entitled 'Ramon Llull: Era of Conquest, Dialogue, and Exhortation'.
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