Among the biggest surprises of Jordi Savall’s 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, 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 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.
Pictured: Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations perform Tous les matins du monde on Friday, March 4, 2022. Pictured: Jordi Savall
(credit: Hervé Pouyfourcat)