Monday, 11 June 2012

Peire Cardenal

Wandering around an obscure corner of Spotify I discover Peire Cardenal.

Born around 1180,  little of his music survives, but I find myself strangely drawn to that which does.

He was well known for his dislike of the clergy and his discovery of vernacular lyric poetry led him to abandon his career in the church in favour of  "the vanity of this world".

As he reputedly lived to be a hundred, that doesn't seem to have been too unwise a choice.

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