Швейцарский музыкальный коллектив
International early music ensemble. The group was formed in Basel, Switzerland in 1974 as Hesperion XX by Catalan musical director Jordi Savall, his wife Montserrat Figueras, Lorenzo Alpert, and Hopkinson Smith. The group changed its name to Hesperion XXI at the beginning of the 21st century. The name "Hesperion" is derived from a word in Classical Greek which referred to the people of the Italian and Iberian peninsulas.