Music

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Audio recordings from OXFORD TROBADORS concerts

Documentary films

Click on image above to view OXFORD TROBADORS Documentary Film

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 The Oxford Trobadors take their inspiration from the music of the language, Occitan, in which the 12th and 13th century Troubadours composed. The language and culture are still alive today in the south of France and parts of Italy and Catalonia. ‘Troubadour’ in Occitan is written ‘Trobador’. The language resembles Italian, Spanish and Portuguese and is very close to Catalan.

This documentary film features:

a concert in Oxford in 2019,

research on occitan language and culture at Oxford University,

a concert in Sarlat in the heart of the Perigord by invitation of PEIRAGUDA,

scenes from Toretas, the house in the Perigord where the OXFORD TROBADORS originated,

magnificent filming of the resting place of the Plantagenets at the Abbey of Fontevraud,

to weave back to dancing finales at the concert in Oxford.

In just under one hour the film covers eight centuries of history, the state of occitan culture in medieval and modern France, the historic connections between Aquitaine and England, all connected through the extraordinary flourishing of the culture in the birthplace (Oxford) of two of the Plantagenet Kings, Richard and John, sons of Alienor of Aquitaine.

Royalties from The MUSIC of LIFE are used to support concert performances and recordings by The Oxford Trobadors in association with guest performers.

Magnificent!!! Review in the Oxford Times

Link to joint concert Oxford Trobadors with Nadau and Peiraguda:

Link to joint concert Oxford Trobadors with Nadau and Peiraguda 

A unique concert in Oxford in fusion with the modern Occitan musicians who inspired the Oxford Trobadors

Videos sponsored and produced by Voices from Oxford

Viure al pais Aquitania. Broadcast on youtube of FRANCE 3 documentary on the joint concert with Nadau and Peiraguda in 2017

Concert Lectures

Presented with guitarist Christoph Denoth

Video produced by Voices from Oxford

Video recording of Concert-Lecture “The Music of Life” at Sheffield University 

Stories from The Music of Life interspersed with guitar solos and a duo

Interviews

Click on image above to access interview with Maestro Maazel on Music and well-being