Troubadours & The Beloved Orphic Essays-with-Soundtrack
There are many contentious academic issues concerning the subject of the Troubadours and Courtly Love that cannot be adequately dealt with in the GS's music essays. Below you will find a link to a summary of these issues, which will help the layman with the background to the GS's amateur research into the Troubadours and Courtly Love.
There are technical issues of geography and language that cannot be dealt with in these essays without taking up too much time to explain (not to mention being tedious on radio). These issues of geography and language are confusing to the average person with no background in the literature of the troubadours. Thus, the GS has tried to present here more detailed “academic” information, which he hopes will serve to make clearer the terms used in the musical essays.