JODI SAVALL, the most celebrated viola da gambist in the world and musicians from HESPERION XX and LA CAPELLA REIAL CATALUNYA make their long-awaited Australian debut. His sound track for "Tous le matins du Monde", a film on French composer Marin Marais, starring Gérard Depardieu, brought SAVALL international recognition and sold over half a million copies worldwide. For the Telstra Adelaide Festival 96, singer Montserrat Figueras and members of his two ensembles will perform an intoxicating concert of 17th century Spanish and Italian music. SAVALL will also present his only solo recital in Australia during the 1996 Festival in the inspiring surroundings of St Peter's Cathedral.
Jordi Savall (b.1941) is a viol player & conductor from Catalunya. He has been one of the major figures in Early Music since the 1970s, and has been a major exponent of solo viola da gamba performance as well as various innovative approaches to ensemble. His repertory ranges from the medieval era to the French baroque and beyond. In the early music newsgroup, Savall is so popular, he is often referred to as God. In fact, this is something of an "in" joke there. Savall's popularity really took off with the movie Tous les matins du monde, although he was well-known to viola da gamba enthusiasts prior to that.
"I rarely discuss perfection in music. I have no qualms about this with members of Hesperion XX, this is the embodiment of musical perfection."
THE BOSTON GLOBE
Choice selections from the full 6-disc box set
1992 Astree Auvidis label
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