Jordi Savall is a highly versatile musician: as gambist, pedagogue, initiator of music and culture projects as well as conductor, he dedicates himself to the performance of unknown music of the Renaissance and Baroque; in so doing he has developed his own unmistakable style of interpretation. With Le Concert des Nations, an ensemble he founded in 1989, he will embark on a musical journey through Europe of the 17th and 18th centuries.
The Musical Europe & La Réunion des Goûts
Concert donné à Louis XIII en 1627
Sonata Nr. IX a 5
Suite from The Fairy Queen
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme Suite
Música sinfónica, dividida en canciones
Suite from Les Indes galantes and Les Boréades
Introduction: 7:00 pm
Jordi Savall is one of the most versatile musicians of his generation – an artist who as gambist, pedagogue, initiator of music and culture projects as well as conductor with a distinctive style of interpretation advanced early on to become one of the main players in historically informed performance practice, and who has retained this position through the present day. Ultimately, it is due to the Catalan that the viola da gamba, which Leopold Mozart considered among the “most graceful instruments” ever but which was soon known only to a few aficionados, has once again gained currency since the 1970s.
Savall founded several ensembles between 1974 and 1989 with the goal of making works that had been almost completely forgotten accessible to a broader audience. These enabled him to record a broad repertoire, from the Middle Ages through the beginning of the 19th century: Hespèrion XX (1974), La Capella Reial de Catalunya (1987) and Le Concert des Nations (1989), the latter an orchestra of historical instruments made up of outstanding early music experts from Spain, Portugal, France and South America. The acclaimed gambist and head of the ensemble is now guest at a concert of the Berlin Philharmonic Foundation; together with “his” specialists on theorbos, violins and percussion instruments, he jointly invites us to embark on a musical journey whose route crosses the Europe of the 17th and 18th centuries, stopping off in England, France, Spain and Germany.