Jordi Savall in the Baroque Universe

Jordi Savall, Musician, Legs, Lavaux VD, Licerne Festival, 2017, Photos: Geri Born

On Tuesday 16 November at 19:30h, in the symphony hall of the National Music Auditorium, go back to the cycle Baroque Universe of the CNDM the great Jordi Savall, this time with a concert based on the most famous Cantigas de santa María of King Alfonso X the Wise. The Catalan musician will be accompanied by his chamber group Hesperion XXI and his choir The Royal Chapel of Catalonia.

It is a very special concert since Jordi Savall -violagambista, orchestra director, musicologist and one of the most prestigious architects of historical music worldwide-, he is the signer of one of the reference recordings dedicated to the cantigas de Santa María. On the other hand, It is the first of the concerts in Madrid of the great transverse cycle #AlfonsoX.800 that the National Center for Musical Dissemination dedicates throughout the season 21/22 the Castilian monarch in many of the cycles that articulate the extensive program of the institution throughout the Spanish geography.

The collection of the Cantigas de Santa María is the most significant and most personal work of Alfonso X el Sabio and an essential poetic “corpus” of medieval European poetry.. Next Tuesday's concert is an exceptional opportunity to approach this universe of music and poetry from the hand of one of the most important musical personalities on the international scene.

Tickets for this concert are available, at a price between 15 Y 40 euros, at the box office of the National Auditorium, INAEM theaters, and on the phone 91 193 93 21.

Jordi Savall, an essential musician
Born in Igualada (Barcelona) in 1944, Jordi Savall is one of the most versatile musical personalities of his generation. For more than fifty years, he has been making musical wonders known to the world, sometimes abandoned in oblivion.. Dedicated to the research of these ancient music, reads and interprets them with his viola da gamba, or as director. His activities as a concert, educator, researcher and creator of new projects, musical and cultural, place it among the main architects of the phenomenon of revaluation of historical music. He is the founder, together with Montserrat Figueras, los grupos musicales Hesperion XXI (1974), La Capella Reial de Catalonia (1987) y Le Concert des Nations (1989), with which explores and creates a universe of emotions and beauty projects to the world and to millions of music lovers. Throughout his career he has recorded and edited over 230 discs repertoires of medieval music, Renaissance, Baroque and classicism with special attention to Hispanic and Mediterranean musical heritage; a deserving production of multiple distinctions, as Midem Awards, International Classical Music y Grammy. Their concert programs have made music an instrument of mediation for peace and understanding between peoples and cultures and sometimes faced. She not in vain was named in the 2008 was appointed "Ambassador of the European Union for intercultural dialogue", and together with Montserrat Figueras the two "Artists for Peace" were designated within the UNESCO "Ambassadors of Goodwill" program. His prolific musical career has received the highest national and international distinctions.; between them, the title of doctor honoris causa by the universities of Évora (Portugal), Barcelona (Catalonia), Leuven (Belgium) and Basel (Switzerland), the badge of Knight of the Legion of Honor of the French Republic, the International Peace Music Prize of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Culture and Science, the Gold Medal of the Government of Catalonia and the prestigious Leoni Sonning award, considered the Nobel prize for music.

Jordi Savall © Geri Born