Percival's Lament (Medieval Music & Holy Grail) (Capilla Antigua de Chinchilla/ José Ferrero) (Naxos: 8.572800)
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The Holy Grail has occupied a central place in Western life. It was believed by many to have been used by Christ at the Last Supper, and in the Middle Ages writers saw the Grail as a dish, or a chalice, or a precious stone. Songs and instrumental music celebrated its mystical power and were composed by some of the greatest troubadours, mystics and singer-poets of the age: Chrétien de Troyes, Walther von der Vogelweide, Wolfram von Eschenbach, and Hildegard of Bingen. This disc uniquely focuses on the common threads between Grail literature and music.
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