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Montserrat Figueras

Soprano Montserrat Figueras was an early on music singer most widely known for her use the group Hespèrion XX (today referred to as Hespèrion XXI). An associate of the musical family members, she studied performing as a gal with Jordi Albareda, originally within her studies to become an celebrity. She joined an area chorus known as Aleluya, and, having developed a pastime in early music, she became a member of Enris Gispert’s Catalan early music ensemble Ars Musicae. In 1968, Figueras wedded Jordi Savall, who was simply a viol participant for Ars Musicae. Jointly they journeyed to Basel, Switzerland, to review there in the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis as well as the Basle Music Academy. She, Savall, and key pad participant Ton Koopman documented an effective LP called Un barroco español. She and Savall, as well as Lorenzo Alpert and Hopkinson Smith, after that founded Hespèrion XX (which became Hespèrion XXI in 2000), focusing on early music from the Italian and Iberian peninsulas. She and Savall also founded La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert des Countries. Figueras often performed with La Capella Reial de la Catalunya and Hespèrion XXI. Her single programs focused around repertory in the Renaissance and Baroque intervals, but also included some contemporary works, aswell as some Mozart. She produced over 60 recordings, many with Savall and their ensembles.

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