Among the most successful and influential musicians of the entire historical performance movement, viol player and ensemble director Jordi Savall has played a major role in popularizing early stringed instruments. Deep in their presentation of cultural context, Savall's recordings, often presented in lavishly illustrated and annotated editions, have covered ground beyond Europe and investigated the relationships between European traditions and those of the Middle East and Africa during the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. Savall was born on August 1, 1941, in Igualada, in Spain's Catalonia region. His albums often include Catalan translations of their elaborate booklet notes. Savall began performing in a school choir and attended the Barcelona Conservatory of Music, graduating in 1965. After that, he developed an interest in the ...
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Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Mareta, mareta no'm faces plorar, cançó de bressol for voice & ensemble 05:17 Vocal Music
Prélude pour Mr. Vauquelin, improvisation for bass viol (after de Sainte Colombe le fils' Prelude in G minor) 01:48 Orchestral
Le départ, for flute & 2 lutes 01:39 Chamber Music
Ce jour de l'an, rondeau for 3 lutes (after Guillaume Dufay) 01:19 Chamber Music
Jeanne la Pucelle, film score 1994 01:01:42 Film Score
José embala o menino, canção de embalar for voice & ensemble 05:38 Vocal Music
Fantaise for viol in E minor (after de Sainte Colombe le fils) 02:42 Chamber Music
Les Ombres, for viols da gamba, harpsichord & percussion 04:53 Chamber Music
Les solitudes (prière II), for organ (after the anonymous "Adoramus te") 00:55 Keyboard
Sonnerie royale pour la fin du Sacre, for wind instruments & drums 01:26 Chamber Music
Les voix, for 3 voices (after Guillaume Dufay) 00:40 Choral
La Pucelle, for flute, 2 lutes & viola da gamba (after the anonymous melody "L'Homme armé") 01:54 Chamber Music
L'Homme armé, for ensemble (after the Sanctus from the Mass by Guillaume Dufay) 01:59 Chamber Music
Fortune, par ta cruaulte, rondeau (after Johannes Vincenet) 02:17 Chamber Music
La trémouille, rondeau for flute, viol & 3 lutes 02:10 Chamber Music
Te Deum, for chorus 02:33 Choral
Fanfare du Sacre, for ensemble 00:56 Chamber Music
La sacre de Charles VII 03:39 Choral
Variations sur O soñjal (Gwerz Breton), for ensemble 04:27 Chamber Music
Aiñhara & Canto de Ciego, for rabab, pandereta, pandeiro & tambour (after traditional Galician melodies) 03:46 Chamber Music
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