Pat Kop trots out Palestinian Songmain
The restless violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, has been dying to swap her normal instrument for a medieval rebec.
The first thing she’ll play on it is a Palestinian Song – a work ascribed to the medieval troubadour Walther von der Vogelweide (1170-1230), a camp follower of the Crusaders.
Pat writes: Our “Maria Mater Meretrix”-Program includes the “Palestinian Song” of the medieval troubadour Walther von der Vogelweide (1170-1230), the first chance for my rebec to get on stage. The rebec is derived from similar middle-eastern instruments like the rabab, the Arabs brought it to Spain wherefrom it became the precursor of the violin.