Discovering a Hidden Trove in a Little-Known Latin World

jordi.jpgBy ALLAN KOZINN [NY Times, 7 March 2006]
If your instrument is the viola da gamba, you are likely to discover composers and works that fell out of the repertory long before there was a standard canon. Jordi Savall has devoted himself to bringing this music back to life, both in his solo gamba recitals and in performances and recordings with his ensembles. On Saturday evening at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Mr. Savall led two of his groups ó the robust chamber band, HespËrion XXI, and the vocal ensemble, La Capella Reial de Catalunya ó in a program of Spanish and Latin American Baroque works.