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Jordi Savall and the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

Living traditions
"The Celtic Viol" — the title of the Boston Early Music Festival concert Catalan gambist Jordi Savall gave yesterday evening at Jordan Hall — looks like an oxymoron, since Irish and Scottish music is almost by definition traditional and popular and the viol is associated with "serious" early classical music.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 17, 2011

Review: Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI

“Jerusalem: The City of the Two Peaces,” live At Sanders Theatre, May 5, 2010
"You are here to kneel/Where prayer has been valid.” “Here” for T.S. Eliot was a church in Huntingdonshire, but it’s hard to imagine a place where prayer has been more valid than Jerusalem, or a place where more people have died for their faith.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 06, 2010

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Bach beat

Lions and lambs
Composers John Harbison and Peter Lieberson are big presences this spring.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 08, 2010

Nights out

Björkestra, Jarrett, Kelly, and the Cohens
Five shows in eight days (not counting an early-music side trip with Jordi Savall’s Hespèrion XXI at Sanders Theatre), so let’s get cracking.
By JON GARELICK  |  November 10, 2008

Simple gifts

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI, Sanders Theatre, October 25, 2008
Friday I watched more musicians than even Gustav Mahler used to ask for assemble on stage at Symphony Hall to perform the 10 minutes of Pierre Boulez’s Notations I-IV .
By  |  November 03, 2008

Russian, Spanish, American . . .

Music in all accents comes to the concert halls
What everyone is looking forward to this fall is the return to the podium of Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  September 11, 2008

Big in every way

‘El Greco to Velázquez’ at the MFA
Men in inky darkness. Men without women (save for the Blessed Virgin). Men in splendor, men in ecstasy, men without smiles. Men as saints but not as sinners.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 15, 2008

Semper Fideles

Jordi Savall + Le Concert des Nations, Emmanuel Chruch, October 27, 2007
Some 400 BSO season subscribers, I’m told, exchanged their tickets Saturday night so they could stay home and watch the Red Sox beat the Rockies.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 30, 2007

World music

The BSO goes traveling, and Berlin comes to Boston
There’s more to Boston’s classical music scene than the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  September 12, 2007

Measure for measure

Ensemble Doulce Mémoire, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake , Robert Spano’s Sibelius , H&H’s St. Matthew Passion
“Great Ball at the Court of France,” which Ensemble Doulce Mémoire presented at the First Congregational Church in Cambridge last Friday, under the auspices of the Boston Early Music Festival, was a reminder that classical music used to be all about two popular forms, song and dance.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 26, 2006

Jordi Savall

Rocking the South End  
“Encounters of Fire and Air: Music of Old Spain and the New World” was the title of the program Catalan gambist Jordi Savall brought to the Jesuit Urban Center in the South End, and as anyone who has heard the Alia Vox CD in which it was grounded could've predicted, it rocked.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 08, 2006

Fire and air

Jordi Savall ignites the musical elements
“Music,” Jordi Savall writes in the liner note to one of his latest discs, Du temps et de l’instant (“Of Time and the Moment”), is “the true living history of humanity.” One could call Savall the true living history of music.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 02, 2006

Boston feasts

Winter concert preview: classical goodies in 2006
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Celebrity Series, Emmanuel Music, Boston Early Music Festival, and more.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  January 14, 2006

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