Folies d’Espagne (Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall)

An early music concert: Folies d’Espagne – conducted by Jordi Savall, international early music ensemble Hespèrion XXI performs folias from Spain. La Folía (Spanish), also folies d’Espagne (French), Follies of Spain (English) or Follia (Italian), is one of the oldest remembered European musical themes, or primary material, generally melodic, of a composition, on record.

Charpentier – Messe et motets pour la Vierge (Jordi Savall)

Conducted by Jordi Savall, international early music ensemble Hespèrion XXI and the orchestra with period instruments Le Concert des Nations perform Messe et motets pour la Vierge (mass and motets for the Virgin) by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Recorded at the Le Chateau de Versailles in 2004. Directed by Olivier Simonnet and broadcast by MEZZO.