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Thoughts on Jordi Savall for AMS

Charles T. Downey, The Jordi Savall Phenomenon
Musicology Now, October 23

The giants of the early music movement of the 1970s have reached their golden years, a fact brought home in the last couple years by the passing of Gustav Leonhardt and Christopher Hogwood. One of them, viola da gambist and conductor Jordi Savall, 73, shows no signs of slowing down. His discography, already burgeoning with over 100 recordings by his various ensembles and other combinations, continues to grow apace each year. Savall is not only a musical luminary, though. Many of his concert programs attempt to foster peace and mutual understanding in conflicts between national and religious enemies. His example of humanist pacifism, which goes beyond mere words into actions, is an inspiration to many around the world...
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