Critic’s Choice

Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 12:33 pm
Jordi Savall: Photo: David Ignaszewski

Jordi Savall: Photo: David Ignaszewski

Amid the many attractions of Carnegie Hall’s extensive “Before Bach” series, the most anticipated concert is Jordi Savall’s solo concert in Weill Recital Hall next Monday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Savall is one of the greatest contemporary musicians. He has formed and led several important ensembles, done immeasurably important musicological research, and he is not only one of the finest viola da gamba players, but one of the finest improvisers across all idioms. At Weill, he will play great, soulful music from Saint-Colombe (father and son), Marin Marais, and Tobias Hume—composers and gamba players whom Savall has brought to contemporary attention—along with Bach and some traditional Celtic music. Expect intimate intensities.

Jordi Savall plays “The Spirit of the Viol” at Weill Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13.

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