ReRenaissance Basel — Glickhaftig! (Lucky!)
In 1536, just in time for the autumn fair, a child was born at Petersberg in Basel who was to make a name for himself in later years as the city’s doctor—Felix Platter. His research on anatomy and psychiatry, as well as his epidemiological reports at the time of the Basel plague made him, beyond his death in 1614, one of the most important sons of the city and known throughout Europe.
But Platter was much more than just a physician. Already during his studies in Montpellier he received the nickname “l’Alemandt du lut.” His “dumbed-down” transcriptions of French chansons and Italian madrigals from this same period represent a special musical-philological treasure. The focus of this concert is the musical side of this polymath, which is once again allowed to blossom with voice, lute, viola da gamba, and recorder.
ReRenaissance is a series of concerts that focuses on the music and culture of the Renaissance. These concerts celebrating "a renaissance of the renaissance" are performed by professional musicians from Basel.
The concert is free, but there will be a collection.
Historisches Museum Basel - Barfüsserkirche