Tune in at 12 a.m., Monday, April 8th, and hear the Gypsy Scholar present the 8th 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 8th part focuses in on the origins, history, and scholarly theories about the troubadours. It concludes with looking at the continuation of troubadour courtly love and chivalry in our time. Be sure to check out the “The Troubadours & The Beloved” webpages (2 + “Courtly Love/Amor”) at revradiotowerofsong.com, so you can literally “see what I mean.”

“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: The extended version of this program is now available for listening on the “Archived Musical Essays” webpage, along with the corresponding playlist on the “Programs & Playlists” webpage, of the Tower of Song website.