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CONTINUUM: Musician Extraodinaire

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Jordi Savall

Jordi Savall is one of the most famous of early music musicians performing today. He is truly a "Musician Extraordinaire". Continuum this week presents recordings of some of his expert solo playing on the Renaissance viola da gamba. Also included will be recordings of his early music ensemble, Hesperion XXI, performing works of the English Renaissance composer William Lawes. Recordings used will be The Celtic Viol (Jordi Savall, Andrew Lawrence King & Frank McGuire) - AliaVox AVSA 9878, and William Lawes Consort Sets in Five & Six Parts (Hesperion XXI, directed by Jordi Savall) - AliaVox AV 9823 A+B.

Milton has been the co-host (with Thais St. Julien) of Continuum since 1976. He is a true New Orleanean, born on Mardi Gras day, attending P. A. Capdau Grammar School and Warren Easton High School. After completing the five year program of the Tulane School of Architecture in 1956 he was drafted into the Army. After a two year stint in the combat engineers in Germany he returned to New Orleans to work with the architectural firm of Goldstein, Parham & Labouisse, becoming an associate in the firm of Parham & Labouisse after Mr. Goldstein’s death. He was appointed University Architect for Dillard University in 1972 and retired from that position in 2002.