Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam (1304-1377) [2CDs with large book]

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Ibn Battuta: The Traveler of Islam (1304-1377) [2CDs with large book]
Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall

[ Alia Vox SACD / 2 CD/Book ]

Release Date: Tuesday 22 January 2019

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The new CD book by Jordi Savall.

According to Islam's earliest prophetic tradition, travel as training and a source of knowledge was advocated by the prophet Mohammed himself; he urged believers to travel far and wide in their search for wisdom and knowledge. One of the quotations attributed to him is "Seek knowledge even unto China." The reader of Ibn Battuta's fascinating travelogue discovers and experiences the full character of this literary genre, the "rihla", which designates both the journey and the narrative of that journey. The genre can be traced back to the writings of Ibn Jubayr (1145-1217), the first great Muslim traveller from al-Andalus (Xativa, Valencia).

Morocco, Mali, Egypt, Yemen, Zanzibar, India, The Maldives, China. This non-exhaustive list gives us a hint about the extraordinary journey Jordi Savall invites us to. As usual, Jordi Savall is surrounded by the best experts.

Presented in a lavishly illustrated CD book.

"This superb disc-and-book set charts the peregrinations of the Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta, who was born in Tangier in 1304 and undertook a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1325, the year after Marco Polo died....The book (into whose sleeves at the front and back the discs are inserted) fully equals the extremely high standard of music-making and choice and range of musical works; what we have here is a hard-back book of just under 500 pages, full-colour, lavishly glossy, with thick paper, and with all documentation reproduced in seven different languages." MusicWeb April 2020


Flavit auster
Las Huelgas
Planctus: Pax In nomini Domini (instr.)
Las Huelgas

Senhora del mundo
Elpandel' aflición

Da pacem
Oracles Sibylins
Le Coran
En to stavro pares tosa
Invocation Hebrea

Da pacem a 4 & a 6
O Mater Mundy

O Domine Jesu Christe

Da pacem Domine
Lachrime Caravaggio
Planctus Caravaggio II
Deploratio IV

Da Pacem Domine

Da pacem Domine
Duduk-duo en mineur

Seven-Part In Nomine, Z. 747, "Dorian"
Ave Maria Chinoise

Laudes Deo