The Garden Of Earthly Delights

Tim Healey explores the Goliards, composers of the original songs of Carmina Burana.

Tim Healey finds out what we know about the Goliards, the counter-cultural composers of the original bawdy medieval songs of Orff's Carmina Burana, people often characterised as 12th century hippies and hobos.

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Louisa Buck probes the many mysteries surrounding the amazing triptych painted by Heironymus Bosch 500 years ago.

Was his unique vision of heaven and hell the work of an orthodox Christian, or a heretic advocating salvation through sex? Was Bosch the first surrealist, or is this the product of a sick mind? The work has inspired modern artists, a ballet, a steamy novel, numerous LP covers and centuries of learned debate.

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Tim Healey explores the Goliards, composers of the original songs of Carmina Burana.

Tim Healey finds out what we know about the Goliards, the counter-cultural composers of the original bawdy medieval songs of Orff's Carmina Burana, people often characterised as 12th century hippies and hobos.