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Le Concert Des Nations, Jordi Savall

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Le Concert des Nations, created in 1989 around La Capella Reial de Catalunya, is the youngest of the groups conducted by Jordi Savall. Les Nations, which refers to the work by François Couperin, and are an assembly of “tastes”, is also the premonition of an artistic Europe which, centuries old, bears the mark of the Age of Enlightenment.
This group meets the present day need for an orchestra with period instruments, able to perform orchestral and symphonic repertoire from Baroque to Romanticism: 1600 - 1850. Le Concert des Nations is the first orchestra of its kind made up of musicians who originate mainly from Latin countries (Spain, South America, Italy, Portugal, France as well as many other countries). Each musician is a top-level specialist in playing ancient instruments. The impact of their recordings together with concerts played at the most important Music Festivals and culturally prominent cities makes Le Concert des Nations one of the principal orchestras of today, using original period instruments to accomplish an eclectic and varied repertoire.

The desire to promote an historical repertoire of excellent musical quality through strict and revitalising performances is brought to light with the first works recorded by Le Concert des Nations: “Canticum ad Beatam Virginem Mariam” by Marc Antoine Charpentier, the “Suites pour Orchestre” and the “Les Six Concerts Brandebourgeois” by J.S. Bach, “Les Sept dernières paroles de notre redempteur sur la croix” by J. Haydn, the “Requiem” together with La Capella Reial de Catalunya by Mozart and the “Fire works - Water Music” by Haendel.

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  • Jordan_C_Darwin

    Absolutely right! Have listened to their renditions of Lully, and I love what I have heard so far.

    12 Jan 2011 Reply