On Feb. 3, Jordi Savall and his international band of ancient instrument performers took WQXR listeners through a musical history of Venice live from Carnegie Hall. Above is the archive of that broadcast.
For 1,000 years, Venice was a world capital of trade and culture. Savall traces the melodies from across the Mediterranean to Persia, the Ottoman empire; and from Rome to France to 11th century Greece — all through music that moved through Venice. View the Carnegie Hall playbill for complete map of the historical arc of this performance.
Jordi Savall, director, Treble Viol, and Lyra
Orthodox-Byzantine Vocal Ensemble
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Le Concert des Nations
WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon co-hosted the live broadcast alongside John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds show and WQXR's newest program, The Furthermore. In this video, our hosts recap their favorite moments from the concert and highlight what to listen for in the on-demand audio above.
Anonymous: Calling of the Bells and Fanfare
St. John of Damascus: "Alleluia"
Marcabru: "Pax in nomine Domini!"
Traditional: Dance of the Soul, from the North African Berber Ritual
Anonymous: Ton Dhespotin, from the Sunday Service of Orthros
Traditional: Armenian Song and Dance
Conductus: "O totius Asie Gloria"
Anonymous: "Pasan tin elpida mou"
Anonymous: Chiave, chiave
Anonymous: Adoramus te, from the Mass Proper
Anonymous: "Tin dheisin mou"
Dufay: "O tres piteulx" / "Omnes amici eius"
Janequin: Escoutez tous gentilz" (La bataille de Marignan; La guerre)
S. Rossi: "Al naharot bavel," from Hashirim asher lish'lomo
Willaert: "Vecchie letrose, non valete niente"
Kladas: Yefvsasthe kai idhete, from the Holy Eucharist
Lobwasser: "Ficht wieder meine Anfechter" (Psalm 35), from Der Psalter ... in deutsche reyme (arr. Claude Goudimel)
Traditional: Laïla Djân
Monteverdi: Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Vivaldi: "Di queste selve venite, o Numi," from La senna festeggiante, RV 693
Mozart: Rondo alla turca from Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331 (arr. Jordi Savall)
Marchant: "Nous sommes tous égaux," from La constitution française en chanson (arr. Jordi Savall)
Anonymous: "Per quel bel viso," from A Second Set of Venetian Ballads for the German Flute, Violin, or Harpsichord compos'd by Sigr. Hasse and All the Celebrated Italian Masters (Gondolier Song; arr. Jordi Savall)
Anonymous: "Mia cara Anzoletta," from A Second Set of Venetian Ballads for the German Flute, Violin, or Harpsichord compos'd by Sigr. Hasse and All the Celebrated Italian Masters (Gondolier Song; arr. Jordi Savall)
Bordése: "La Sainte Ligue" ("La nuit est sombre"), after Beethoven Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 5, from L'Orphéon classique populaire, fragments des chefs d'oeuvre des grand maîtres (arr. Jordi Savall)
ENCORE: Arvo Pärt's Da pacem Domine (Give peace, Lord)
We asked listeners to share their thoughts during the broadcast using #CHLive. Here is a collection of those tweets and photos: