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Montserrat Figueras
Birth: Mar. 15, 1942
Barcelona
Cataluna, Spain
Death: Nov. 23, 2011
Barcelona
Cataluna, Spain

Recital Singer. A soprano, she shall be remembered for her contributions to the popularization of early music. Born Montserrat Figueras Garcia, she studied singing as a young girl with an eye toward becoming an actress. Montserrat joined the ancient music group Ars Musicae de Barcelona and in 1968 married the ensemble's viola player Jordi Savall. The pair moved to Switzerland for further study and in 1974 founded Hesperion XX (since 2000, Hesperion XXI) which focused on the presentation of 16th. and 17th. century Spanish works. Montserrat began producing a discography that was to eventually reach around 70 albums encompassing the works of such masters as Bach, Monteverdi, and Rameau as well as obscure European and Middle Eastern pieces both sacred and secular. Returning to Spain in the late 1980s she and her husband started two parallel groups, La Capella Reial de Catalunya and the companion orchestra Le Concert des Nations. Continuing to both tour widely and to record she was designated Officer of the French Order of Arts and Letters in 2003 and in 2011 was presented the Cross of St. Jordi by the Catalonian government. Though ill with cancer over her last year Montserrat worked as long as she was able and participated in an acclaimed preservation of the "Mozart Requiem"; her final disc was released two days following her death. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
Burial:
Monastery of Pedralbes
Barcelona
Provincia de Barcelona
Cataluna, Spain
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Nov 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81114740
Montserrat Figueras
Added by: Bob Hufford
 
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