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A Grammy for Jordi Savall

The musicologist and orchestral conductor Jordi Savall has won the Grammy for the “Best Small Ensemble Performance” with his work “Dinastía Borgia. Iglesia y Poder en el Renacimiento” (The Borgia Dynasty – Church & Power in the Renaissance). This work, which Savall conceived as a homage to the Valencian dynasty of the Borgia family, competed for the award with four other candidates: “Ceremony and devotion, music for The Tudors”, by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen; “Trondheimsolistene, In Folk Style”, by Ovynd Gimse and Geir Inge Lotsberg; “Victoria: Lamentations of Jeremiah”, by Peter Philips and The Tallis Scholars; and “Eric Whitacre: Choral Music”, by Noel Edison. Thus, Savall receives recognition for his work with the ensemble Hespèrion XXI and the La Capella Reial de Catalunya, whose members are Pascal Bertin, Daniele Carnovich, Lior Elmalich, Montserrat Figueras, Driss El Maloumi, Marc Mauillon, Lluís Vilamajó, Furio Zanasi, Josep Piera and Francisco Rojas. Source: Diario digital siglo XXI