This is a very ambitious project. To bring alive such a rich diversity of medieval music, both in terms of style and tone is truly an amazing undertaking. Jordi Savall and his group Hesperion XX ultimate achievement is to give us a very convincing idea of how Spanish early music might have sounded covering a wide variety of material from dancing tunes to troubadour songs, courtly music and sophisticated instrumental works. So, what could sounded leaden, dry and overly scholarly is in fact engaging, life affirming and in the final analysis, highly entertaining.
Recommended: Great value, fantastic performance standard and well recorded. You might not want to listen to too much of this set at one sitting, but it is great to dip into - it's really a life time trip into some very beautiful music, so why rush!