The Way to Jerusalem

  • 17 May 2020
    Talk and concert by Avery Gosfield and Ensemble Lucidarium
    • 17 May 2020, 18:00

    From the Chansons des Croisades to the St. John’s Passion by way of the Cantigas de Santa Maria, many of the most beloved early music pieces boast strongly Anti-Judaic texts. They have usually been treated as semi-harmless, but were they really? The backstory of the Crusade repertoire consists of real massacres, documented in sung poems in which the Jews, tragically and ironically, borrowed the forms and rhetoric of their very executioners. In tonight's program, Avery Gosfield talks about Anti-Judaism in Early Music while Ensemble Lucidarium performs selections from their program Iter Hierosolymitanum [The Way to Jerusalem]: Jewish and Christian Songs from the Time of the Crusades (1095–1291).

    Enrico Fink, Lior Leibovici: voice

    Luca Piccioni: voice, lute

    Avery Gosfield: recorder and pipe and tabor

    Élodie Poirier: vielle

    Massimiliano Dragoni: hammer dulcimer, percussion