LE Concert Des Nations

Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall - George Frideric Handel: Water Music; Music for the Royal Fireworks (1993)

George Frideric Haendel: Water Music; Music for the Royal Fireworks (1993)
Le Concert des Nations; Jordi Savall, direction

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Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: Astree | # E 8512 | Time: 01:13:49

Jordi Savall's exemplary performance of Handel's Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks is among the finest available on disc: refined and precise, but very big, with blood-stirring grandeur. This is just the kind of extroverted, rousing presentation that best highlights the music's open-air ceremonial function. Savall's Le Concert des Nations is essentially a chamber orchestra with double or triple winds, but the sound he elicits from the group is majestic and surprisingly powerful. The playing is crisp and the rhythmic articulation bracing, but the sound is never brash. In fact, more often than not it is seductively sensual, a heady integration of precision and supple, shapely phrasing. Handel left no authoritative edition of the score of Water Music and it has traditionally been divided into three suites, but Savall reorders the material into two suites, a decision that makes more sense in terms of key relationships and that sounds entirely satisfying.
Jordi Savall - La Barcha d'Amore 1563-1685 - Hesperion XXI & Le Concert des Nations (2008) {Alia Vox AV 9811}

Jordi Savall - La Barcha d'Amore 1563-1685 - Hespèrion XXI & Le Concert des Nations (2008) {Alia Vox AV 9811}
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© 2008 Alia Vox | AV 9811
Classical / Baroque / Renaissance

This 68-minute program–a compilation of recordings made by Jordi Savall, Montserrat Figueras & Co. during the years 1976 and 2008 (including several selections originally released on dhm and Virgin Classics)–proved one of those purely pleasurable, effortlessly rewarding listening sessions that only rarely come along. We don't often review compilations drawn from multiple recordings made in different venues and over many years–they're so often programmatically disjointed and sonically varied; but in this case it doesn't matter. The music is compatible stylistically and these performers are so consistent in the quality and care and vitality of their performances that, well, what's 30 years or so?
Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Beethoven: Sinfonia "Eroica" (2016)

Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Beethoven: Sinfonia "Eroica"
Classical, Orchestral, Romantic | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:08 min | 274 MB
Label: Alia Vox | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2016

Beethoven's Symphony No.3, subtitled 'Eroica,' was revolutionary in many ways. From the depth and density of its thematic content to its powerful emotional effect on listeners, the symphony was one of the most groundbreaking works of the Romantic period. This reissue from Alia Vox presents a classic performance by Jordi Savall, leading his ensemble Le Concert des Nations.
Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Le Concert Spirituel: Au temps de Louis XV (2010) {Alia Vox AVSA 9877}

Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Le Concert Spirituel: Au temps de Louis XV (2010) {Alia Vox AVSA 9877}
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© 2010 Alia Vox | AVSA 9877
Classical / Chamber Music / Baroque

Le Concert Spirituel was essentially a Parisian concert series held at the Tuileries Palace, begun in 1725 as an opportunity for musical performances during Lent and other Holy Days when secular musical activities like opera were forbidden. The concerts continued until 1790, just after the beginning of the French Revolution. The music of French composers filled most of the programs, but German and Italian music was occasionally heard, and this CD includes five pieces by Corelli, Telemann, and Rameau that were known to have been played at the concerts. Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations, one of the many stellar ensembles he is responsible for founding, play these works with such surging vibrancy that anyone who thinks of the Baroque as a period of stiff formality would be disabused of that notion on hearing these performances.
Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Tous les matins du Monde (2001) {Alia Vox CD & Bonus CD AV9821}

Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Tous les matins du Monde (2001) {Alia Vox CD & Bonus CD AV9821}
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Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Bass Viola da gamba

The 1991 French film Tous les matins du monde (All the Mornings of the World) attracted an audience of unexpected size for a story about French Baroque viol music, becoming a runaway hit in France and Germany and even gained wide distribution in the classical-chary U.S. The commercial ramifications grew with the release of the film's soundtrack, featuring early music giant Jordi Savall on viol; the soundtrack achieved platinum sales levels in its initial release. The film's story, built on a very few sketchy facts about the reclusive seventeenth century viol player known only as Monsieur de Sainte Colombe, drew viewers with its modern resonances touching on the conflict between art and popular success, and partly with its dramatic lighting reminiscent of the paintings of Louis le Nain. The soundtrack has a few pieces with vocals or with a small ensemble of other players.
Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Les Éléments: Tempêtes, Orages & Fêtes Marines 1674 - 1764 (2016) {2CD Alia Vox}

Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Les Éléments: Tempêtes, Orages & Fêtes Marines 1674 - 1764 (2016) {2CD Alia Vox AVSA9914}
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Classical / Baroque / Orchestral

This double album is an invitation to explore the forces of nature, so vividly depicted by the composers at the turn of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries. With this stunning (and first) recording of Jean-Fery Rebel’s Les Elements, Jordi Savall displays his unmatched vision of the baroque orchestral repertoire, proving that authenticity and timbral beauty aren’t mutually exclusive. New recordings of works by Locke, Vivaldi, Marais, Telemann and Rameau - a splendidly varied and expressively wide-ranging selection - is a welcome addition to the existing landmark recordings made by Savall in this repertoire.
Jordi Savall / Le Concert des Nations - Magnificat & Jubilate 2013 [HDTV 720p]

Jordi Savall / Le Concert des Nations - Magnificat & Jubilate 2013 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 7.6 mbps, 50 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 6 ch | 00:59:59 | 3.6 GB
Classical, Baroque, Sacred | arte HD | HDTV->TS

La Capella Reial de Catalunya & Le Concert des Nations, conducted by maestro Jordi Savall, perfrom sacred works by Vivaldi, Bach and Handel.
Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Henry Purcell - The Fairy Queen & The Prophetess - Orchestral Suites (2009) {Alia Vox}

Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Henry Purcell - The Fairy Queen & The Prophetess - Orchestral Suites (2009) {Alia Vox}
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© 2009 Alia Vox | AVSA 9866 | DSD mastering
Classical / Baroque / Suites

This is an SACD reissue on Alia Vox of a CD originally released in 1996 as Astrée 8717. Fans of Savall know that his conducting reflects similar values to his viola da gamba solos: a nuanced view of phrasing, exceptional attention to the beauty and clarity of textures, and a knowledge of appropriate embellishments. These qualities can be found in some of the outstanding slow movements on this disc, most notably “Love’s a Sweet Passion” from act III of The Fairy Queen . Savall’s version takes 3:06 to play; by comparison, Goodman/Parley of Instruments (Hyperion 67001) gives it to us at 1:34; and Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists (Archiv Produktion 992902) is not much longer. It isn’t that Savall’s Le Concert des Nations plays twice as much content, but that they inflect far more, slowing for embellishments to the theme, pausing at the climax of a phrase, or at its conclusion. It’s anyone’s guess which approach is more authentic, but I find Savall’s phrasing, along with a slightly lower pitch and predominance of darker string instruments, mines the natural melancholy of Purcell’s piece to greater advantage without danger of anachronism.
Biber - Battalia a 10, Requiem a 15 (Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations) [2002]

Biber - Battalia a 10, Requiem a 15 (Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations) [2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 280.98 MB
Classical | Label: AliaVox | Catalog Number: AV 9825

The Battalia à 10 is played with great style and charm here. I like the use of two theorbos and a harpsichord and organ on the continuo lines. I have several recordings of this work. Savall's approach is a little more polite than Goebel's and a little more atmospheric than Philip Pickett's quite raw sound. I like all of them. Savall's is, perhaps, the most beautiful recording, even though it doesn't take advantage of the musical effects Biber suggests with as much relish as Goebel or Pickett…
Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Monteverdi: L'Orfeo (2002)

Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations - Monteverdi: L'Orfeo (2002)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.27 Gb (DVD9) | 140 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol

Jordi Savall directs Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya and the leading soloists of early opera in a beautiful period production of Monteverdi's favola in musica staged at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2002. Gilbert Deflo's stage direction reflects the sublime art and imagery found in Mantua's Palazzo Ducale, with its famous Hall of Mirrors, where the opera was first performed in 1607.