Xàbia will live this Friday 15 of March one of the most important appointments of its cultural agenda of the season. The prestigious violambamist, musicologist and conductor Jordi Savall will perform, starting at the 21 hours in the church of San Bartolomé with the guitarist Xavier Díaz-Latorre.
The recital, entitled The Musical Europe: from the Renaissance to the Baroque It will include works by composers Diego Ortiz, Gaspar Sanz, Tobias Hune, JS Bach and Marin Marais among others. Organized by the Department of Culture, this first level concert has a more than affordable entry: 5 euros, which can be purchased that day at the House of Culture (from 9 to 15 hours and 16: 30 to 21 hours).
Jordi Savall is one of the most versatile musical personalities of his generation. He has been spreading musical wonders abandoned in the darkness of indifference and oblivion for over forty years. Dedicated to the investigation of those ancient musics, he reads them and interprets them with his viola de gamba or as a director. His activities as concert performer, pedagogue, researcher and creator of new projects, both musical and cultural, place him among the main architects of the revaluation of historical music.
After completing the cello career at the Conservatory of Barcelona, Jordi Savall began studying the viola de gamba and ancient music in a self-taught way. Throughout his career he has recorded and edited more than 200 records of the repertoires of medieval, renaissance, baroque and classic music, with special attention to the Hispanic and Mediterranean musical heritage. That production has been worthy of numerous awards; among them, the Midem Classical, ICMA and Grammy awards.
His artistic career has been considered one of the engines of the rebirth of the ancient music of Europe, the New World and the Mediterranean, as well as a reference of first order in the study, interpretation, direction and dissemination of various musical traditions.