Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI & Tembembe Ensamble Continuo
Jordi Savall, ‘a performer of genius’ (The New Yorker) is joined by an intimate ensemble drawn from Hespèrion XXI, including his long-time colleague harpist Andrew Lawrence-King, to travel across Europe, from Spain to England, from the Renaissance to the Baroque.
The viola da gamba is the poet-prince of a flourishing and polyglot artistic world, prized for its human-like voice and ability to convey a rainbow of moods. It was at home at the court of Versailles as the pubs of London. Savall and Hesperion XXI survey works from the height of the viol’s reign, by Diego Ortiz, Tobias Hume and especially Marin Marais and his mysterious teacher Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, the subject of the film Tous le matins du monde, for which Savall provided a soundtrack of peerless historical accuracy and beauty. Savall coaxes music that is seductive and melancholy, stately and spirited out of his magical instrument, making the past as immediate and fresh as the present.
‘Jordi Savall is beloved by Melbourne Recital Centre audiences, who have immersed themselves in the gorgeous sound-worlds he creates in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall. We’re delighted to welcome Jordi and his collaborators back.’ Marshall McGuire, Director of Artistic Planning.
Wed 21 Feb 2018
Folías Antiguas & Criollas – From the Ancient World to the New World
Thu 22 Feb 2018
Folías & Romanescas