Tune in at 12 a.m., Monday, April 22nd, and hear the Gypsy Scholar present the 10th and final 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 10th part, continuing the search for the origin of popular love song, explores the non-European roots of “courtly love” and locates the troubadours as the “pre-history of rock’n’roll.” 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: This musical essay 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.