n 1536, just in time for the autumn fair, a child was born at Petersberg in Basel who in later years was to make a name for himself throughout Europe as a physician and polymath: Felix Platter. His research on anatomy, psychiatry and also his epidemiological reports on the time of the plague made him famous throughout Europe beyond his death in 1614. His valuable herbarium is stored in the Burgerbibliothek Bern.
But Felix 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.
Tessa Roos – voice
Ivo Haun – voice and lute
Rui Stähelin – lute and voice
Caroline Ritchie – Renaissance viola da gamba
Tabea Schwartz – recorder, viola da gamba, direction
Burgerbibliothek Bern Mon 30.10.23 19:30
Reservation strongly recommended (max. 50 seats) (admission free, collection)
Historical Museum Basel