Since 2006, gambist and conductor Jordi Savall has been the artistic director of the International Festival "Music and History for Intercultural Dialogue" at Narbonne’s Fontfroide Abbey. For the 10th Annual Festival, he led the Concert des Nations in a stirring program of music inspired by sea tempests and raging elements! Highlights included Vivaldi’s turbulent Recorder Concerto Tempesta di mare ("Sea Tempest"), Jean-Fery Rebel’s programmatic Les Élements, Telemann’s rolling Wassermusik: Hamburger Ebb und Fluth ("Water Music: Hamburg Ebb and Flood"), and Rameau’s Orages et tonnerres ("Storms and Thunders").
The Ensemble Matheus at the Chapelle de la Trinité
Le Concert Spirituel at the Time of Louis XV