Jordi Savall Concert
From de Catalan Revolt to the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle
24 May 2014
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Jordi Savall Concert

Batlles, storms, and peace celebrations

Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations have succeeded in turning serious music, played on period instruments, into a product for general consumption by applying a skilful blend of rigour, virtuosity, curiosity and proximity to a musical repertory spanning six centuries. This programme focuses on the year 1714, when Barcelona was besieged by the troops of Philip V, an event of which we are currently commemorating the 3rd centenary. 


War and Peace

A Century of Battles and Peace Celebrations

From the War of the Reapers (1640) to the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) 
From the Battle and Capitulation of Barcelona (1714) to the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle (1748)

La capella reial de Catalunya

Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, Aina Martín sopranos

Marianne Beate Kielland, Lidia Vinyes Curtis mezzosopranos

Pascal Bertin, David Sagastume countertenors

Víctor Sordo, Lluís Vilamajó tenors

Josep Ramon Olivé, Daniele Carnovich basses


Le concert de les Nations 

Marc Hantaï, Charles Zebley transverse flutes

Guy Ferber, René Maze, Pascal Geay trumpets

Thomas Müller, Javier Bonet, Vicent Navarro natural horns

Alessandro Pique, Vincent Robin oboes

Béatrice Delpierre flute, shawm and oboe

Quim Guerra dulcian

Pedro Estevan, Marc Clos drums and percussion


Manfredo Kraemer first violin

Santi Aubert, Elisabet Bataller, Guadalupe del Moral, Alba Roca, Isabel Serrano, Paula Waisman violins

Angelo Bartoletti, Lola Fernández violas; Balázs Máté, Antoine Ladrette cellos

Xavier Puertas violone

Enrique Solinís guitar and theorbo

Luca Guglielmi harpsichord and organ


Manuel Forcano Narrator


Jordi Savall Viola da gamba & Conductor


Historical and musical conception of the project Jordi Savall

Dramatization and historical sources Sergi Grau & Manuel Forcano


With the support of the Catalan government's Ministry of Culture 

and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations:






Part 1

From the War of the Reapers (1640) to the Treaty of Utrecht (1713)



1618 In the Holy Roman Empire the Thirty Years' War breaks out, involving the leading European powers

1636 Cardinal Richelieu declares war on Spain

Anonymous (Mss. Philidor) Pavane pour la petite guerre (instrumental)

Samuel Scheidt (1587-1653) Galliard Battaglia for 5 instruments. Cantus XXI (instrumental)



1640 The War of the Reapers: the «Corpus de Sang» revolt

January 1641 Pau Claris proclaims the short-lived «1st Catalan Republic »

Traditional (patriotic song) / J. Savall Catalunya, comtat gran (Els Segadors)


19 September 1641 The Generalitat (Catalan government) accepts the sovereignty of Louis XIII of France 

over the Principality of Catalonia

Guillaume Dumanoir (1615-1697) Intrada - GavotteSarabande (instrumental)



October 1652 Catalonia loses the war against Castile; Castilian troops enter Barcelona

Anonymous (romance) Ja és temps de recollir

1653 The Generalitat acknowledges the sovereignty of Philip IV of Castile over Catalonia

Anonymous Philippus Rex Hispaniæ (Fanfare for instruments and voices)

1659 The Peace of the Pyrenees. Spain cedes the earldoms of Rosselló and Cerdanya to France

1678 The Treaty of Nijmegen. Spain relinquishes the Franche-Comté and Flanders to France

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) Rondeau de la GloireMenuet (instrumental) 

1697 The Peace of Ryswick. The war between Louis XIV of France and the Grand Alliance comes to an end 

John Blow (1615-1697) Praise the Lord, O my soul 



1701/1702 The start of the War of the Spanish Succession

Jean-Baptiste Lully, Marche des Combattants (instrumental)


1705 Representatives of Catalonia sign the Genoa Treaty pledging support for the cause of Archduke Charles of Austria

Anonymous / J. Savall (patriotic song) Cant dels Aucells quant arribaren los Vaixells  



1708 The Archduke Charles marries Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel in Barcelona

Antonio Caldara (1670-1736) Il più bel nome: Sinfonia - Aria: Cari Elisi, stanze amate & Chorus


17 April 1711 The Holy Roman Emperor Joseph I dies

22 December 1711 The Archduke Charles is crowned Emperor in Frankfurt under the name of Charles VI 

Georg Muffat (1653-1707) Florilegium II, Chaconne from Suite IV “Impatientia” (instrumental)


11 April 1713 The Treaty of Utrecht. France makes peace with the Netherlands, Great Britain, Savoy and Prussia

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Glory be to the Father – As it was in the beginning


Part 2

From the Battle and Capitulation of Barcelona (1714) to the Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle (1748)



1714  The Battle of Barcelona

Joan Cabanilles (1644-1712) Batalla Imperial (instrumental)


11 September 1714 Barcelona capitulates

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704) Lamento (instrumental)


1716 Philip V of Spain signs the Decree of 'Nueva Planta'. The Catalan universities are abolished

and the University of Cervera is set up (May 1717)


Anonymous trad. (patriotic lament) Catalunya en altre temps, ella sola’s governava



1725 The Vienna Peace Treaty. The Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI relinquishes his claim to the Spanish throne 

and Philip V of Spain gives up territories in Italy and the Netherlands


Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) Te Deum: Prélude – Te Deum laudamus – Te aeternum Patrem


1743 Maria Theresa is crowned Queen of Bohemia in Prague

The Treaty of Abo puts an end to the war between Sweden and Russia


Vasily Titov (1650-1715) Bezneevestnaya Devo (O Virgo)



1748 The Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle. The end of the War of the Austrian Succession. France returns the Dutch provinces to Austria and its Indian colonies (Madras) to Great Britain


George Frideric Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks  to celebrate the restoration of peace

May 2014
Saturday 24 20:00 -


8,50 €, 12,50 €, 17,50 €, 23,50 €, 30,50 €, 42,50 €, 54 €, 73 €


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First part: 55 min.

Pause: 30 min.

Second part: 50 min.

2 hours and 20 minutes