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Tag Archives: viola da gamba

Reviews: Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI – Carnegie Hall Concert, New Album Mixing Ancient and Contemporary Music

Jordi Savall

Jordi Savall and his early music ensemble looped back to the popular music of the 16th and 17th centuries in concert, while a new album offers modern piano responses to ancient music.

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Music Review: Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI: ‘Musica Nova: Harmonie Des Nations 1500-1700’

jordi savall musica nova

The celebrated musician-scholar and eminence grise of the viol offers representative pieces of what can be broadly termed the "Musica Nova" movement of the 16th and 17th centuries in Italy, France, England, Germany, Spain, and Portugal. But you don't need experience with or knowledge of early music to appreciate the beauty, and the consummate expertise, of these performances.

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Concert Review: ‘L’Épitome Musicale: French Music for Viol Consort’ with LeStrange Viols (NYC 3/3/16)

Five superb musicians who play the treble, tenor, and bass members of the viola da gamba (or viol) family gave us baroque music from France, including some unexpected adaptations and arrangements.

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