Epitaph For a Green Lover
The Linarol Consort with soprano Héloïse Bernard tell the remarkable story of Marguerite of Austria, one of the 16th century’s greatest patrons of the arts, though music from her own manuscritps.
Marguerite not only loved to dance and sing: above all she loved her green parrot.
The programme’s title comes from the remarkable chanson ‘Soubz ce tumbel’, with its tragic text by Marguerite’s court poet, Jean Lemaire, taken from his ‘Epitaphe de l’Amant Vert’, in which the Green Lover refers to the beloved green parrot.
The programme comprises songs and instrumental music played by renaissance viols with a rebec, pipes and drums making an appearance too.
You will find all the details at the Linarol Consorts website. https://linarolconsort.com/concerts/