My Music: Jordi Savall – Folías de España


For more than forty 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 violist 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. The Guardian (2011) described him in the following terms: “what really marks him out are his wanderings beyond the temple of high culture. An omnivorous troubadour, he roves from Manchester libraries to Colombian villages to salvage musical traditions – with recordings that move from Berber beats to the raptures of a raga, from the thrilling stillness of an Armenian lament to the sprightliness of an Elizabethan galliard.” (Read more here)

8 thoughts on “My Music: Jordi Savall – Folías de España

  1. Thanks. I very luckily came across a JS boxed set a few years ago and have been an avid fan ever since. Pleased to have found your blog – looking forward to lots more reading. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox.

  2. Excellent! I confess I’d never heard of him, although I recognize the piece of music. This is a lovely rendition of it. Must find out more . . .

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