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us: Hespèrion XXI (Musical group)

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    • us: Hespèrion 21 (Musical group)
    • us: Hespèrion Twenty-one (Musical group)
    • us: Ensemble Hesperion XXI
  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Hespèrion XX (Musical group)
  • Sources

    • found: Hespèrion XXI. Diáspora Sefardí [SR] p1999: label (Hespèrion XXI) insert (instrumental group of 10 members, playing mainly medieval and Arabic instruments; Jordi Savall, director)
    • found: Ensemble Hesperion XXI, biography, discography Web site, Dec. 13, 2004 (Ensemble Hesperion XXI; Hespèrion created 1974; name Hespèrion was completed by the Roman numeral twenty (XX), corresponding to the twentieth century which signified that the quest for early music also had a contemporary character; with the new millennium, Hespèrion still remains an instrument of live research and as such, has added to its name the Roman numeral of the new century we have just commenced. The group therefore will become known as Hespèrion XXI)
    • found: Email from Eric Guillemaud, marketing and development director, Alia Vox Records, May 10, 2010 (Hesperion XX was called so during the XXth century. On 01.01.2000, the group's name changed into Hesperion XXI, but the group stayed the same. Recent releases bear the name "XX" because they are reissues from recordings made before the turn of the century, and Mr Savall simply wanted to keep the same name as on the original release.)
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Do not confuse with Hespèrion XX; some musicians apparently belong to both groups.]
  • Change Notes

    • 2000-07-05: new
    • 2010-06-29: revised
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