Among the biggest surprises of Jordi Savall’s storied, decades-long career as a cross-cultural musical adventurer and explorer of the Baroque was the international blockbuster success of his soundtrack for the film Tous les matins du monde. Alain Corneau’s 1991 drama, set in the 17th and 18th centuries, is a fictional portrayal of the relationship between two composers—Marin Marais, the celebrated viol player at the court of Louis XIV, and his teacher, Jean de Sainte-Colombe.
Savall and his ensemble Le Concert des Nations perform a concert version of works included in the beloved film soundtrack, a mix of court ballet music and stage pieces by Lully, Couperin, and Rameau with solo and duo works for viol by Marais and Sainte-Colombe—including Marais’ catchy Sonnerie de Ste-Geneviève.
“Savall shows himself to be a master worthy of these great viol playing composers‚ his performances mixing tonal beauty with exquisite rhetorical control and a good dose of communicative magic” (Gramophone).
The run time for this performance is approximately 75 minutes, with no intermission.
Major Support: The Bernard Osher Foundation