Tous les Matins du Monde by Jordi Savall
Jordi Savall returns to Seattle with a program focusing on the late French Baroque music, with music from the film “Tous les Matins du Monde.”
Jordi Savall returns to Early Music Seattle at Seattle Town Hall with a baroque ensemble of six to perform music from the score of Tous les Matins du Monde, the 1991 French film starring Gérard Depardieu that introduced the world to the music of the late French Baroque. The concert, titled Music of the Ages, features music of Monsieur de Sainte Colombe, the grand master of the viola da gamba and the teacher of Marin Marais, a prestigious musician in the court of Louis XIV.
About Jordi Savall
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.
Savall has recorded and released more than 230 albums covering the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music repertories, with a special focus on the Hispanic and Mediterranean musical heritage, receiving many awards and distinctions such as the Midem Classical Award, the International Classical Music Award and the Grammy Award. His concert programs have made music an instrument of mediation to achieve understanding and peace between different and sometimes warring peoples and cultures. Accordingly, guest artists appearing with his ensembles include Arab, Israeli, Turkish, Greek, Armenian, Afghan, Mexican and North American musicians.
In 2008 Jordi Savall was appointed European Union Ambassador for intercultural dialogue and, together with Montserrat Figueras, was named Artist for Peace under the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors program.