Jordi Savall

Istambul 1700

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Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723)
“The Book of the Science of Music”
And the Sephardic, Armenian & oriental traditions

Jordi Savall is one of the most prestigious scholars of early music, investing much of his work both in perfecting the performance of the pieces and in constructing a narrative that places the works in their historical context. In Istanbul 1700, based on Dimitrie Cantemir’s The Book of Science of Music, Savall revisits the richness of a city where cultures such as the Ottoman, Armenian and Sephardic converged. “I am from Barcelona,” Savall told the Financial Times in an explanation of his music. “A city open to the Mediterranean. In which, when we move towards the sea, we see the immensity of the horizon”.


Jordi Savall Conception of the program and selection of the music

Nedyalko Nedyalkov Kaval
Yurdal Tokcan Oud
Hakan Güngör Kanun
Özata Ayan Tambur
Dimitri Psonis Santur and Saz
Fahrettin Yarkın Percussion
David Mayoral Percussion
Jordi Savall Rebec and Treble viol

With the support of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the consortium Institut Ramon Llull.

Sponsor Gulbenkian Music

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reserves the right to collect and keep records of images, sounds and voice for the diffusion and preservation of the memory of its cultural and artistic activity. For further information, please contact us through the Information Request form.

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