Early Music Titan Jordi Savall is Nominated for a Latin Grammy
[PIAS] Classics is proud to announce the nomination of Jordi Savall and his album Dixit Dominus for "Best Classical Album" at the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards!
A cornerstone of the Bible, this program from Jordi Savall features three masterpieces based on the Dixit Dominus that enable us to experience the full maturity of his ensembles. The vivid orchestral colors, the ideal spacing of the instruments, the infallible virtuosity of the choir. This performance brings out both the delicate and the bold within these works establishing a new standard for recordings of 18th Century music. Maestro Savall's complete discography is on his own label ALIA VOX.
“A certifiable superstar.” —The New Yorker
For more than 50 years, maestro Jordi Savall has rescued musical gems from the obscurity of neglect and oblivion. A tireless researcher into early music, he interprets and performs the repertory both as a gambist and a conductor. Savall has recorded and released more than 230 albums covering the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music repertories, with a special focus on the Hispanic and Mediterranean musical heritage, receiving many awards and distinctions such as the Midem Classical Award, the International Classical Music Award and the Grammy Award.
His concert programs have made music an instrument of mediation to achieve understanding and peace between different and sometimes warring peoples and cultures. Accordingly, guest artists appearing with his ensembles include Arab, Israeli, Turkish, Greek, Armenian, Afghan, Mexican and North American musicians. In 2008 Jordi Savall was appointed European Union Ambassador for intercultural dialogue and, together with his wife Montserrat Figueras, was named “Artist for Peace” under the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors program. Jordi Savall’s prolific musical career has brought him the highest national and international distinctions, including the order of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (France), the Praetorius Music Prize, the Gold Medal of the Generalitat of Catalonia and the prestigious Léonie Sonning Prize, considered the Nobel prize of the music world. “Jordi Savall testifies to a common cultural inheritance of infinite variety. He is a man for our time” (The Guardian).