Jordi Savall: The Elements and the Furies

February 21, 2024, 10:00 pm

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The instrumental ensemble Le Concert des Nations being conducted by Jordi Savall in concert in the ornate Palau de la Música Catalana.
Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations in concert

Baroque&Before celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2024. Tonight, Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations take us on a journey through a variety of sound environments of the eighteenth century. We’ll hear works by three composers with three unique musical voices, yet with one thing in common: the desire to innovate. Their originality made the pieces we’ll hear tonight a turning point in the history of music.

Tonight’s program was recorded live in concert February 15, 2023 in Barcelona’s Palau de la Música Catalana. Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’re able to bring you tonight’s program as a stream for thirty days following the broadcast. A blue “Listen” button will appear when the stream is accessible.


Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747)
Les Elémens: ballet suite
– Le Chaos – Loure I: LaTerre – Chaconne: Le Feu – Ramage: L’Air – Rossignolo – Rondeau: Air pour l’Amour – Loure II – Sicillienne – Caprice – Premier Tambourin: L’Eau – Second Tambourin – Premier Tambourin: L’Eau

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F, HWV 348
– Largo Allegro – Adagio e staccato – Allegro – Andante – Allegro – Air – Bourée – Hornpipe – Allegro moderato – Minuets

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
Don Juan, ballet suite
– Sinfonia – Andante Grazioso – Andante – Allegro maestoso – Allegro furioso – Risoluto moderato – Gavotte – Brillante – Allegretto – Giusto – Allegro Presto – Andante Grazioso – Andante – Presto – Allegretto – Presto – Andante – Andante – Allegro giusto – Moderato – Andante – Grazioso – Allegretto – Moderato – Presto – Risoluto e moderato – Allegro – Allegretto – Larghetto – Allegro non troppo

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
“Contredanse très vive” from Les boréades (encore)

Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall, conductor