Tune in at 12 a.m., Monday, Feb. 26th, and hear the Gypsy Scholar present the third installment of the Orphic Essay-with-Soundtrack series “The Troubadours & The Beloved: The Religion of Love/Amor.” This series explores the medieval origins of our notion of “romantic love” and the modern, secular love song, and why certain 60s singer-songwriters were dubbed “Troubadours.” This 3rd part explores the origins, history, and nature of the troubadour “courtly love” tradition. And be sure to check out the “The Troubadours & The Beloved” webpages (2 + “Courtly Love/Amor”), so you can literally “see what I mean” at revradiotowerofsong.com.

“The young Grail King, coming of age, rode forth therefore on adventure, like any young knight of his day, and his battle cry was Amor.” ~ Joseph Campbell

Program Update: As of 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26th, this program is available for listening on the “Archived Musical Essays” webpage, with the corresponding playlist located on the “Programs & Playlists” webpage, of the Tower of Song website.