For more than 50 years, Jordi Savall, one of the most versatile musical personalities of his generation, has rescued musical gems from the obscurity of neglect and oblivion and given them back for all to enjoy. A tireless researcher into early music, he interprets and performs the repertory both as a gambist and a conductor. His activities as a concert performer, teacher, researcher and creator of new musical and cultural projects have made him a leading figure in the reappraisal of historical music. Together with Montserrat Figueras, he founded the ensembles Hespèrion XXI (1974), La Capella Reial de Catalunya (1987) and Le Concert des Nations (1989), with whom he explores and creates a world of emotion and beauty shared with millions of early music enthusiasts around the world.


Posted: Jul-14-2015
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Jordi Savall, Vox Luminis, and The Tallis Scholars have been selected as 2018 Critics' Choice for favorite recordings of the year. 

Posted: Dec-20-2018
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A homage to the memory of victims of the slave trade.

This new multicultural project from Jordi Savall and his musicians on The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888) marks a world first in the history of music and of the three continents involved in the trade in African slaves and their exploitation in the New World, which are brought together through the early music of the colonial period, the musical traditions of Mali and the oral traditions of the descendants of slaves in Madagascar, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. This 'Musical Memoir' is accompanied with historical texts on slavery, beginning with the early chronicles of 1444 and concluding with texts written by the Nobel Peace Prize-winner Martin Luther King shortly before his assassination in 1968.

Sponsored by UNESCO, this musical reconciliation is founded on equality, harmony and reciprocal inspiration, constituting the commemoration of a tragic and shameful chapter in the history of mankind. A vast historical and musical fresco, which throws light on the West’s attitude towards Africans in Latin America, the United States and Europe, as well as its indifference towards that 'forgotten' continent of Africa. But it is also a joyful celebration of hearts and spirits united through music and dance, offering us all a vital source of survival, a refuge of peace, consolation and hope.

Posted: Feb-17-2017
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"Viol doyen Jordi Savall finds consistency in variety. His oldest project, the storied period-instrument band Hespèrion XXI, has been touring concerts and churning out recordings of medieval through Baroque period music for almost half a century. Whatever the niche, if it’s from between the 10th and early 18th centuries, Savall probably has a Hespèrion program for it, and if he doesn’t have it already, he could create one with little trouble. Add in his other two ventures, vocal ensemble La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Baroque orchestra Le Concert des Nations, or simply watch him play; a keen, insatiable drive to unearth and enliven the world’s ancient melodies is the thing that gets him up in the morning."

— Boston Globe
Posted: Feb-8-2020
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Posted: Aug-31-2017