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Mondavi Center Presents

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI

Le Nuove Musiche: The Baroque Revolution in Europe

Saturday, April 13, 2024


Jackson Hall

Jordi Savall holds his bow aloft while performing

Tickets from: $25.00

For more than 50 years, Jordi Savall, one of the most versatile musical personalities of his generation, has rescued musical gems from the obscurity of neglect and oblivion and given them back for all to enjoy.

A tireless researcher into early music, he interprets and performs the repertory both as a gambist and a conductor. This program, featuring his acclaimed ensemble Hespèrion XXI, captures the inventiveness of the early Baroque era, including works by Frescobaldi, Kapsberger, de’ Cavalieri, Falconiero and more. As the critic Allan Kozinn wrote in The New York Times, Savall’s vast concert and recording career can be described as “not simply a matter of revival, but of imaginative reanimation.”

Run Time: 75 minutes with no intermission

Digital Program (PDF)

Program List

  • Capricci in musica a tre voci (Milan, 1564)

    Vincenzo Ruffo (ca. 1508–1587)

  • Rappresentatione di Anima, et di Corpo (Rome, 1600)
    La Pellegrina: Intermedii et concerti (Siena, 1589)

    Emilio de’ Cavalieri (ca. 1550–1602)

  • Captain Humes Poeticall Musicke (London, 1607)

    Tobias Hume (ca. 1569–1645)

  • Greensleeves to a Ground (England, ca. 1610)

    Anonymous (England, ca. 1610)

  • Ludi Musici (1621)

    Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654)

  • Il primo libro delle canzoni (Rome, 1628)

    Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583–1643)

  • Guaracha

    Juan García de Zéspedes  (1619-1678)

  • Librao terzo d’intavolatura di chitarrone (Rome, 1626)

    Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (ca. 1580-1651)

  • Diferencias sobre la Folía (Spain, ca. 1660)


  • Il primero libro di canzone (Naples, 1650)

    Andrea Falconiero

  • Per ogni sorte di sturmento musicale (Venice, 1655)

    Biagio Marini (1594-1663)

  • Canzoni overo sonate concertate per chiesa e camera (Naples, 1576) 

    Tarquino Merula (1595-1665)

  • Intavolatura de cimbalo (Naples, 1576)

    Antonio Valente  (ca. 1520-ca.1580)

Sponsored by

  • Season Sponsor The Nancy and Hank Fisher Family Fund

    The Nancy and Hank Fisher Family Fund

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    Capital Public Radio

Individual support provided by

Dean and Karen Karnopp
Verna M. Fourness-LeMaitre Programming Endowment Fund


Xavier Díaz-Latorre

Guitar and theorbo

Andrew Lawrence-King

Arpa doppia

Philippe Pierlot

Viole da gamba, soprano and bass

Xavier Puertas


David Mayoral


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