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Riverdale, NY
The Sounds of Time: Medieval Music from France
Five Boroughs Music Festival
@ Christ Church Riverdale

The Sounds of Time: Songs of the Trouveres

May 12, 2018 | 7:30pm

Five Boroughs Music Festival
Christ Church in Riverdale
5030 Henry Hudson Pkwy
Bronx, NY 10471

In The Sounds of Time, TENET explores 12th and 13th century songs by the French trouvères in a program under guest music director Robert Mealy.  The trouvères took over many of the forms invented by their Provençal counterparts, the troubadours, but also infused a new, lighter vein into this great lyric tradition: the combination produced a memorably tuneful body of music, in which “high art” songs of courtly love jostle shoulders with cheeky tales, and where eloquent monodies share the same page with infectiously rhythmic dance-tunes.