Thibaut de Champagne, that is, Count of Champagne, King of Navarra, crusader, and wonderful trouvère/songwriter. The recital by Anne Azéma and Shira Kammen was a brilliant tour de force, and saluted as such by the press: “Rich and varied…light and gracious…music filled with joy and hope…a vielle full of energy…a clear and pearly voice…Bravo and thanks!”
The concert, number two in Camerata’s series of five commissions from Reims, was given in the Count of Champagne’s residency — just about the best location imaginable. And the post-concert bubbly, provided by old Thibaut’s modern descendants (the famous Taittinger brand) rounded off everything to a T (bad pun, sorry).
Our residency is at full steam, with three more programs to go. You can read the review of the Thibaut concert here.