Notes & Reviews:
Texts and music from the spiritual world of the European Middle Ages form the subject matter of this program, which the Les Menestrels Ensemble has put together specially for this performance held in the monastery church at Maulbronn. One is astonished by the variety of language and subject matter on offer here. Yet perhaps even more astonishing is the widespread, cross-border dissemination of a body of religious and cultural thought that flourished outside church walls. The themes that were the focus of this artistic creation were those by which human beings are moved, and wit and subtlety challenge the human intellect.