It is very important that we join forces to support the music of earlier ages, as well as the performers and organisations who disseminate it, and that is precisely what the European Network for Early Music has done in coming up with the idea of holding this Day of celebration.

Like one of Dostoyevsky’s characters, who says that “beauty will save the world”, we also believe in art which is useful to society ; art which through beauty, grace, emotion and spirituality has the power to transform us and enhance our sensitivity and solidarity.

Jordi Savall